Introduction to Inquiry Based Learning

 Your Durham ETFO Occasional Teachers’ Local and the DDSB arpleased to announce the following professional learning opportunity:

Introduction to Inquiry-­‐based Learning

Presenters: Stephanie Thompson, Staff Development Facilitator & Richard Reid, Library/Technology Facilitator, DDSB

Student-­‐led inquiry prepares today’s learners for a rapidly changing future by developing their skills to think, learn and create, and to be able to locate, evaluate and use information effectively (Kuhlthau, et al, 2012). This workshop will provide an overview of what student-­‐led inquiry looks like and will offer techniques to help students develop their own voice, focus on a big idea and create critical questions. The workshop will explain in detail the four phases of inquiry: exploring, investigating, processing and creating. Participants are encouraged to bring a personal mobile device or ILP laptop as the exploration and investigation of online resources will be a component of the workshop. Additional laptops will be available.

Workshop Date:        Tuesday, March 1, 2016  

Time:                       Refreshments 3:30 – 4:25 pm

                                    Workshop 4:30-­‐ 6:30 pm    

Location:                 DDSB (Board Room)         

Phone:                    (Local) 905 404-­‐0411     

Cost:                         All costs covered by your Local and DDSB                       

Maximum number of participants:


  • Register at pl@etfodocom DO NOT USE REPLY
  • State: inquiry in the subject
  • Include your telephone number.

Registration closes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Please check your calendar for prior commitments (appointments; classes; obligations, etc.) BEFORE registering.