Welcome to the GCU Canyon Inquiry Project
10 high school teams; administrators and teachers who embody a willingness and enthusiasm to incorporate change in their classrooms will participate in an inquiry approach to learning to increase student engagement, promote relevant problem-solving and provide student voice and choice that will make learning meaningful.
The most powerful shift you can make adopting inquiry into your practice is to begin learning with a question. "
Throughout the 2017-18 school year, high school teams will participate in 4 full day workshops at Grand Canyon University to learn the structures of creating an inquiry classroom as identified by high school educator, Trevor MacKenzie, author of Dive Into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice and integrate this practice to promote a shift in their teaching..
- Use the book Dive Into Inquiry as a guiding resource to learn structures to support inquiry learning
- Learn why inquiry learning is so important to 21st century skills and its life-long benefits
- Explore ways to transition from traditional teaching to an Inquiry Classroom
- Learn how Essential Questions shape the direction of learning
- Learn how to use The Four Pillars of Inquiry as a guide to meaningful discovery
- Explore the use of Types of Student Inquiry to assist your students towards Free Inquiry
Trevor MacKenzie, author of Dive into Inquiry, has created Types of Student Inquiry where educators can learn to transform their classroom by: