In-Person Workshop
In this highly engaging workshop internationally recognized inquiry expert Trevor MacKenzie will challenge your mind to rethink the role of the teacher and the learner in the inquiry classroom. You will participate in activities that can be immediately applied to your practice through specific constructivist frameworks, structures, and protocols that all help students, teachers, coaches, coordinators, and leaders to adopt an inquiry mindset as their own. You will learn practical instructional strategies that engage the questions, wonders and curiosities of learners that align to curricular standards and outcomes.

Creating the conditions for student initiated inquiry is accomplished by cultivating curiosity rich learning experiences. In the inquiry landscape, this can be done through the design and implementation of provocation. Together with questioning protocols and thinking routines, provocation and curiosity offer the teacher and student a learning dynamic that is founded in agency, meaning making, and personal relevance.

An exploration of assessment with a lens on supporting learners in understanding where they are in their learning and where they need to go next in their learning will be facilitated by Trevor. You will participate in activities that align learning standards and success criteria with reflective exercises to empower students in understanding themselves as learners. You will design assessment activities that are infused with student voice aimed at transforming grading practices to move beyond merely providing students with a letter grade or percentage score.

You will learn to answer questions like these:
  • What are the various types of inquiry and how can these lead to a gradual shift of control over learning from the teacher to the learner?
  • How can we cultivate classrooms of curiosity?
  • How can we mindfully support learners in inquiry by honing the skills, understandings and structures necessary to be successful in this new learning ecosystem?
  • What are the characteristics and understandings of the Inquiry Teacher and how can we develop these to better meet the needs of our students?
  • How can we embed cooperative learning strategies to help students share their understanding and move towards doing rather than merely knowing?
  • How can we facilitate assessment exercises and conversations more consistently in our classrooms and in our teaching time so students take on a more authentic role in the assessment process?
  • How can we encourage our learners to take on this new role in the classroom? And how can we inform parents to help create capacity and support in this assessment transformation?
  • How can we facilitate meaningful conversations in student/teacher assessment conferences?
  • How can we strike a balance in our formative and summative assessment practice?
Potential Audience:
Middle School and High School Educators.
Mr. Trevor MacKenzie is a practicing high school English teacher, inquiry learning coach and consultant who works with schools and organizations in their adoption of inquiry.

Trevor is the author of two books, Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice as well as Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders and Curiosities of Our Younger Learners published by Elevate Books Edu. Inquiry Mindset Assessment Edition: Scaffolding a Partnership for Equity and Agency in Learning.

Trevor is an internationally recognized presenter in the area of inquiry-based learning with a focus on the middle and high school years.

Trevor currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with his family. He and Sarah have two children, Ewan and Gregor, and a much-loved dog, Poppy.
Chadwick International School
Address: 45 Art center-daero 97beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Phone: +82 32-250-5000

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 25th of August 2023
USD 850 Per Participant
INCLUDES: A copy of Inquiry Mindset Assessment Edition by Trevor MacKenzie, Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development Hours, Lunch and Coffee Breaks.
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