Learning Outcomes

What will you be able to do upon completion of this MiniCourse?

  • Consider how student voice, choice and ownership can be incorporated into a unit of inquiry

  • Inquire into using an inquiry based approach with learning and teaching

  • Begin designing learning engagements that build on the foundational components of the planner

MiniCourse Overview

    1. Getting Started

    2. Finding Your Way

    3. What to Expect

    4. Confirming Learning

    5. Let's Go

    1. Focus: Introduction

    2. Focus: Learning Outcomes

    3. MiniPD Learning Log

    4. How to download and save the MiniPD Learning Log

    1. Explore 1: Student Agency

    2. Explore 1a: Supporting Student Agency

    3. Reflect

    1. Explore 1: Inquiry Based Learning and Teaching

    2. Explore 1a: Digging into Inquiry

    3. Explore 1b: What does it mean to be an inquiry teacher?

    4. Explore 1c: Inquiry in the Early Years

    5. Explore 1d: Inquiry in Action

    6. Explore 1e: Setting the Stage for Curiosity, Inquiry and Agency in the Classroom

    7. Explore 2: Documenting the Inquiry

    8. Interact

    1. Take Action

    2. Reflect

    3. Confirm: Quiz

    1. Continue learning with MiniPD

    2. Discuss with colleagues

About this course

  • 27 lessons

Meet the MiniCourse Coach

Erica Chiotti

Erica Chiotti has served in education for over 20 years, including work as a classroom teacher, university professor and instructional mentor and coach. She is actively involved in many facets of education, including collaborative planning, instructional implementation, assessment and reflecting on teaching and learning across multiple grade levels and content areas. Additionally, she is passionate about facilitating engaging professional development and supporting educators as they implement new ideas and strategies with their learners. Erica earned a master's degree in education from George Fox University and holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Idaho. In addition to her work in schools, she serves as an IB consultant, workshop facilitator and site visit team leader, and a MiniPD Coach for Faria. Through her vast experience with teaching and learning, Erica loves to make connections with others in order to provide high quality experiences for educators and learners.

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