About Galileo Educational Network: Galileo Educational Network is a non-profit organization based in the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. Through research and the creation of knowledge-building learning environments, Galileo educators have influenced curriculum and classroom delivery both internationally and across Canada. Teaching for deeper understanding in all classroom subjects is a primary goal. This is accomplished by supporting new and experienced teachers through individualized professional development. The result is an educational environment where digital technologies are used in inquiry-based projects, allowing for students to learn in creative and thoughtful ways. Great potential exists when technology becomes part of the classroom. But its mere presence does not guarantee effective learning. The use of technology - whether it's in the form of digital pictures and videos, or posting on a blog, should not be seen as an accessory to learning; it should support, enhance and enrich learning.
This half of the resource is devoted to teachers' stories. These narratives describe the classroom experiences of teachers at The Lab School and at four public schools who have implemented Environmental Inquiry with their students.
This collection of exemplary preK–12 student project work, highlighting Deeper Learning practices, is gathered and curated through a collaboration between Expeditionary Learning and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The work comes from within and beyond the EL network. EL believes that meaningful, high-quality projects can create a new vision of scholarship and contribution to the community beyond the classroom. Such projects can be transformational for students — giving purpose to learning, clarity to standards, and a reason to strive for excellence. http://elschools.org/student-work
In March 2005 High Tech High received a $250,000 grant from the California Department of Education to disseminate project-based learning methods to teachers in non-charter public schools. As part of the project, High Tech High teachers have documented successful projects to share with collaborating teachers from local districts and across the HTH network. The current volume presents the fruits of these labors. The aim is simple: to offer practitioners useful, easily adaptable models of real projects
CONNECT! The Professional Learning Journal of the Calgary Science School
Examples and thoughts of students engaging in inquiry.
After spending 3 days & nights with 200+ innovative educators at the progressive inquiry-based Calgary Science school my mind is reeling. How do I share my experience and spread the momentum from this conference? I think the best approach is to share my five big ideas/take-aways:
Jesse McLean has shared his presentation slides detailing his schools journey with Innovation Week.
Welcome! The Inquiry Page is more than a website. It's a dynamic virtual community where inquiry-based education can be discussed, resources and experiences shared, and innovative approaches explored in a collaborative environment.
NOTE: This is an archived copy. The interactive form of the Inquiry Page is no longer on line. Static documentary content has been preserved here for reference purposes, however the dynamic aspects of the Inquiry Page are no longer available.
Resources & Applications that support Inquiry