Sponsored by C3 Teachers, the National Council for the Social Studies, and North Carolina State University, the Institute will feature hands-on opportunities for teachers to develop inquiry materials for use in their classrooms and to join a larger community of educators who share an interest in invigorating their classrooms through inquiry teaching and learning.
The Institute will feature the Inquiry Design Model (IDM), a unique approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials while relying on teacher expertise and experience. If you are working on implementing inquiry in your classroom, school or district – then this conference is for you!
Following the Inquiry Design Model (IDM)™, participants will develop a blueprint that begins with a compelling question and moves to the elements necessary to support students as they address that question in a thoughtful and informed fashion. Sessions are designed to actively engage participants in the construction of an inquiry by focusing on its key elements: questions, tasks, and sources. In doing so, participants will understand the conceptual foundations of inquiry and how to create additional materials on content topics that resonate with their students.
The IDM Summer Institute will be guided by John Lee (North Carolina State University), SG Grant (Binghamton University), and Kathy Swan (University of Kentucky). John, SG, and Kathy direct the C3 Teachers Project and are writers of the C3 Framework and Inquiry Design Model™. They know first hand the critical role teachers play in the implementation and realization of ambitious teaching. Their work extends beyond the C3 into teacher education and preparing new teachers to tackle the challenges of teaching social studies in the 21st Century. The Facilitation Team will also include expert teachers who are steeped in IDM as both developers and implementers of inquiry. The Team looks forward to learning from all educators at the Summer Institute as they work collaboratively towards a common goal: Making inquiry possible in K-12 education!