How do we ‘implement inquiry’ in middle and high school classrooms? What does it look like in practical terms? How does inquiry work within the context of curriculum-heavy courses? What might we give up, and get back, in return?

In this three-part workshop, Kimberly will help answer these questions and introduce five key inquiry strategies (the “inquiry five”). Participants will also have lots of opportunities to discuss, share, practice, and reflect on some of the best ways to nurture a culture of inquiry for middle and high school students.
  • Learn creative ways for “getting personal” and “staying curious” in the secondary classroom
  • Practice specific strategies around “asking more; talking less,” “encouraging evidence,” and “extending thinking time”
  • Connect with and share ideas with middle and high school colleagues from around the world
Session Sequence:
I. Getting Personal and Staying Curious
  • Establishing emotional bonds with and among students
  • Exploring Socio emotional Learning (SEL) with inquiry-based practices
  • Responding to students (applying inquiry to assessment practices)
II. Asking More; Talking Less
  • Utilizing Appreciative Inquiry Principles
  • Experimenting with perspective-taking exercises
  • Iterating on the Question Formulation Technique (QFT)
III. Encouraging Evidence and Extending Thinking Time
  • Utilizing inquiry-based media literacy strategies
  • Evolving the Socratic Seminar (using the Teach Different method)
  • Integrating student voice and choice in curriculum-heavy courses
Target Audience:
Middle Years and High School / Diploma teachers – all subjects areas.
Kimberly is the founder of Inquiry Partners, author of Experience Inquiry, and former Chair of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Americas Regional Board with 30 years of experience in education. She is an award-winning instructor at the University of Washington’s College of Education in Seattle, Washington where she practices inquiry in her undergraduate courses.

Kimberly has worked in the United States, Ecuador, and Greece as an Elementary and Middle Teacher, a High School and Elementary School Principal (Diploma and PYP), a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Program Director at Teach for All in Argentina. She is currently on sabbatical researching international education systems in Kenya. She has a BA from Skidmore College in History and Philosophy and an MA from Stanford University in Educational Administration. She has two teenagers and is married to an elementary and middle school PE teacher.

9th, 16th & 23rd February 2022

Three two-hour sessions on Wednesday
London 9:00 am | Zurich 10:00 am | Dubai 1:00 pm | India 2:30 pm | Hong Kong 5:00 pm

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This workshop will be not recorded
USD 350 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of participation for 8 Professional Development hours.
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