Session 1: Inquiry Mindset: Exploring a Student-Centered Assessment Experience in Inquiry
In this highly engaging session, Trevor will share student-centered assessment beliefs from the inquiry classroom, ten underpinnings that inquiry teachers plan for, cultivate, coach and model in order to have students engage more meaningfully in the assessment realm of inquiry. Trevor will invite you into this research through reflection, evidencing, and planning relevant next steps to help shape your inquiry teaching. This session will bring authentic assessment to the inquiry experience for both students and teachers.

In this session you will:
  • explore ten student-centered assessment beliefs and gain a deeper understanding of the depth and sophistication of assessing in the inquiry model.
  • reflect on your inquiry practice and where these ten student-centered assessment beliefs occur in your own practice.
  • learn about specific resources and techniques to support these ten student-centered assessment beliefs.
  • engage in setting personalized goals to bring more of the ten student-centered assessment beliefs to your classroom.
  • leave with added inquiry language, activities, and experiences to bring back to your staff and school and raise inquiry capacity across your campus.
Session 2: Questions in Inquiry
In this critically important workshop Trevor will speak to the role of questions in learning and in shaping our lesson and unit design. He speaks to the content in our curriculum and how, although content is undeniably important, it can often be given too much of our time and our planning when it comes to our designing learning experiences in our classrooms.

Trevor will introduce teachers to the Question Continuum, a structure teachers can implement in their classrooms to help their students become stronger questioners and create a deeper understanding of the role of questions in inquiry. The result of this activity is twofold. One, teachers learn the exercise to teach it to their students and implement it in their classrooms. And two, teachers will cultivate curiosity and plan for curiosity in their classroom.
Day 1
  • 7.30 am to 8.30 am - Registration

  • 8.30 am - Introductions & Housekeeping

  • 8.40 am to 9.40 am - Keynote

  • 9.40 am to 10.15 am - Morning Tea

  • 10.15 am to 11.45 am - Session 1

  • 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm - Session 2

  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm - Lunch

  • 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm - Session 3
Day 2
  • 7.30 am to 8.30 am - Breakfast

  • 8.30 am to 10.00 am - Session 4

  • 10.00 am to 10.30 am - Morning tea

  • 10.30 am to 12.00 pm - Session 5

  • 12.15 pm to 1.30 pm - Panel Session with closing
This will be followed by 7 one hour online Q & A sessions.
Trevor MacKenzie
Trevor MacKenzie is an experienced teacher, author, keynote speaker and inquiry consultant who has worked in schools throughout Australia, Asia, North America, South Africa and Europe. Trevor’s passion is in supporting schools in implementing inquiry- based learning practices. He is a highly regarded speaker known for his heartfelt storytelling, kind demeanour, and student-first philosophy.

Trevor’s graduate research focused on identifying and removing the barriers to implementing inquiry-based learning in the K-12 setting. He is an inquiry practitioner currently as a teacher with the Greater Victoria School District in Victoria, Canada. He has three publications: Dive into Inquiry; Inquiry Mindset Elementary Edition; Inquiry Mindset Assessment Edition; all published by Elevate Books Edu. He has vast experience supporting schools across several years in implementation strategies in public schools, international schools, and International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP/MYP/DP).

Trevor MacKenzie is an award winning English teacher who believes that it is a magical time to be an educator. By increasing student agency over learning, weaving in strong pedagogy, transformative tech use, and sharing learning to a public audience, Trevor’s learners are ready to take on important roles in the 21st century.
CAD 500 Per Participant Closing Date 1st April 2023