Many teachers hesitate to teach science through inquiry because they did not learn this way themselves, either as students or during their preparation to become teachers. This workshop demonstrates inquiry teaching and learning in real classrooms, helping K-8 teachers to understand the process and how it benefits students. It also provides strategies to incorporate inquiry learning in the classroom for teachers who have already experimented with inquiry teaching and want to enhance their practice or are new to the approach and want to know how to make it work.
This workshop will be offered for 1.5 CEUs. Participants will be enrolled in RamCT and access the course materials through this gateway site. They will be expected to engage with all the course materials including 8 one-hour video sessions plus support materials, website interactives and wrap-around activities totaling an additional 7 hours, but will not be required to submit homework, papers, projects, etc.
A non-graded discussion forum will be available to participants as an outlet for ideas and peer interaction. A participant survey/open-ended test questions/evaluation form will serve as the end point of the noncredit course and will document participation. Once the participant has completed the survey/test form, they will notify the course monitor who will review and send a certificate documenting the CEUs.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
There is no refund available for this noncredit course once the registration is processed. Students will receive an email containing their RamCT login soon after registration.