In the true spirit of inquiry Kath has been working hard to develop an online workshop that will ensure teachers continue to have access to practical, professional learning that deepens understanding for classroom and online inquiry.
4 x 2 hour + 1 x 1 hour interactive sessions with Kath over two consecutive days. Approximately 2 hours of viewing and reading during and following the workshop – in participant’s own time.
Participants will connect through the ZOOM meetings platform. They will need a laptop, headphones / earbuds and a quiet space to be over the two days. All participants will be issued with a link to the course that will not be shareable with others. Participants will agree to use the video and sound function to enable full participation. The workshop will not be recorded.

A detailed booklet of Resource Material to accompany the workshop will be shared with participants.
In the interest of interactivity and deeper learning there will be a limit of 40 people per workshop.
Agenda: Proposed Overview of the workshop
Day 1

Session 1

The essence of inquiry
  • What are our shared intentions for our learning?
  • Tuning in to our thinking and understanding of inquiry-based learning
  • How can we cultivate curiosity – for ourselves and our learners?
  • What is the role of skills and dispositions in an inquiry-based classroom?

Session 2

The art of inquiry teaching
  • What are the key practices used by inquiry teachers?
  • How can they be used across the curriculum?
  • What does this look like - in the classroom AND in an online setting?
  • What does a typical inquiry lesson entail?
Independent inquiry tasks will be undertaken by participants prior to session 3 (day 2)
Day 2

Session 3

Designing for inquiry
  • Reflecting and sharing following our independent learning tasks
  • Types of inquiries – from spontaneous, planned ahead, personal and shared
  • Using the cycle of inquiry to design extended units/inquiry journeys
  • How does the model work?

Session 4

Digging deep into the cycle
  • The phases of inquiry: what are they and what strategies can we use for each one?
  • Developing an action plan for classroom/online teaching based on our learning.
  • Reflection and close

Session 5 (1 hour)

Action and reflection
  • Developing an action plan for classroom/online teaching based on our learning.
  • Reflection and close
Kath Murdoch is an experienced teacher, author, university lecturer and popular consultant who has worked for many years in schools throughout the world. With a focus on early childhood and primary education, she is widely respected as a leader in the field of inquiry based learning and integrative curriculum in which she has taught, researched and published for over 30 years.

24th - 25th October 2020
London - 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dubai - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hong Kong - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
USD 400
Group Discount for 6 or more participant USD 300 Each
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 12 Professional Development Hours.