Presentation on theme: "1 Friday May 26, 2006. 2 Inquiry-Based Lessons in the Technology-Rich Classroom Essential Question: How can teachers incorporate inquiry into the lesson-design."— Presentation transcript:
1 Friday May 26, 2006
2 Inquiry-Based Lessons in the Technology-Rich Classroom Essential Question: How can teachers incorporate inquiry into the lesson-design process?
3 Inquiry-based Lessons: Objectives Learners will understand and describe the elements of an inquiry-based lesson. Learners will understand the principles and concepts of essential questions, higher level thinking skills and their use in inquiry-based lessons. Learners will develop original inquiry- based lessons.
4 BRAINSTORM ACTIVITY WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT INQUIRY-BASED LESSONS?
5 KWL CHART What I Know What I Want to Know What I Learned
6 What is Inquiry-based Learning? Inquiry teaching allows students’ questions and curiosities drive curriculum. Inquiry teaching honors previous experience and knowledge. Inquiry encourages children to question, conduct research for genuine reasons, and make discoveries on their own.
7 Questions serve as the foundation for inquiry-based lessons. The teacher designs lessons around a few well-formed essential questions.
8 Elements of Inquiry-based Lessons Higher Level Thinking A Variety of Resources and Tools Meaningful Products Learning Communities Changing Teacher and Student Roles Built Around Standards
9 The 5Es Model Engage Explore Explain Elaborate Evaluate
10 Engage Capture the students’ attention Stimulate the students’ thinking Help students access prior knowledge
11 ENGAGE Possible Activities Demonstration Show an intriguing movie clip or web cam Reading from current media release, piece of literature, text, etc.
12 Explore Think Plan Investigate Research Organize
13 EXPLORE Possible Activities Read authentic resources to collect information Collect information to answer open-ended question or to make a decision Solve a problem Create a graphic organizer investigate
14 EXPLAIN Analysis of explorations Clarify understanding Modify understanding
15 EXPLAIN Possible Activities Student analysis and explanation. Supporting ideas with evidence. Structured questioning. Reading and discussion. Thinking skills activities.
16 Elaborate Opportunity to expand Solidify understanding of the concept Apply to real-world situations Problem solving
17 Elaborate Possible Activities Problem solving Decision making Experimental inquiry Thinking skills activities comparing, classifying, etc.
18 Evaluate Develop a scoring guide that targets what the students must know and do. Give scoring guide to students at the beginning of the project. Evaluate throughout the lesson.
19 EVALUATE Possible Activities Involve students in development of scoring tool. Allow students to evaluate self and others in group.
21 The goal of inquiry-based lessons is to help your students develop HOTS! Higher Order Thinking Skills