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 participants 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 video workshop for K-8 teachers consists of eight one-hour video programs and an online workshop guide. Review the course work requirements and the supporting website for more information.
Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.