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Engaging Students Through Inquiry-Based Learning (K-12)

March 20, 2015 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm



The Common Core Curriculum requires the teacher “to help students synthesize and apply their learning from specific modules in an engaging and authentic way.” In this relevant and practical workshop, Neil Stephenson, an expert in the field of Inquiry-Based learning, will discuss and demonstrate real-world strategies for increasing student engagement through authentic problem-solving and Inquiry-Based Learning. Teachers will leave this workshop with exciting and new tools for implementation across subject areas and grade levels.

The workshop facilitator will examine different models of Inquiry-Based Learning, bringing theory to life with many rich examples of student engagement. Participants will be provided with a range of resources and ideas on how to structure learning around an inquiry mindset, including using assessment and technology to deepen student learning. Participants will come away from the day with many new ideas, strategies and resources to help increase student engagement, thinking, and learning.

Target audience: Teachers and administrators of ALL grade levels (elementary and secondary), and all subject areas.

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 Workshop Facilitator

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Neil Stephenson is a District Principal of Innovation and Inquiry for the Delta School District, Vancouver, BC. Prior to this, Neil worked at the Calgary Science School, an inquiry and technology focused charter school, where he taught, coached, and facilitated inquiry-based teaching and learning. During his time as a classroom teacher, Neil was awarded the Governor General and the Prime Minister’s Awards and chosen as an Apple Distinguished Educator for his work on integrating technology and inquiry-based learning.


This is designed as a small workshop and spots are limited.

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March 20, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Holiday Inn Buffalo-Amherst
1881 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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