Foundations of Inquiry Teaching and Learning

Foundations of Inquiry Teaching and Learning

11-06-2017 To 12-10-2017

Course Overview:

Inquiry-based learning is the hallmark of the UTeach program’s model for preparing pre-service teachers and a key element of the UTeach professional development framework for practicing teachers. Foundations of Inquiry Teaching and Learning is designed for educators who may not be familiar with or who need a refresher on inquiry-based learning and the 5E Instructional Model developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study. Course topics will be presented through readings, videos, and 5E lesson plan examples.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore current research about the relevance of inquiry-based instruction. 
  • Develop or deepen understanding of the 5E lesson cycle model.
  • Collaborate with peers to gain insight into inquiry-based teaching practices.
Professional Development Credit Hours:
4 Hours
Course Length:
4 Weeks
Registration Fee:

Fall 2017 Sessions:

September 11- October 8

October 9 - November 5

November 6- December 10

Spring 2018 Sessions:

January 8- February 4

February 5- March 4

March 5- April 8

April 9- May 6

May 7- June 3

Summer 2018 Sessions:

June 4- July 1

July 9- August 5