Teacher Workshops on Inquiry-Based Science
MARE offers a variety of topics for workshops on inquiry-based science. These workshops can be tailored for half-day, full-day, or multi-day formats, and can be presented on teacher inservice days or weekends. All topics can be adjusted to the specificity of your staff’s needs, and we are always open to new topics! See our list of conference presentations for more topic ideas, or contact us to schedule a workshop for your staff or to find out when workshops are offered.
Implementing open-ended inquiry in the classroom
Review the essential features of inquiry and how it is reflected in the science standards and the educational advantage of student-driven learning. Also learn how inquiry experiences can be tailored for the classroom.
Making meaning in science through discussion and text
Participants will learn about the role of prior knowledge in learning, how to promote and lead effective discussion, and how to integrate literacy authentically into science learning.
Nature of science
Gain insight into the nature and practices of science by doing and reflecting on science. Discuss what is and what is not an accurate view of science, and how this is communicated to the public.
The learning cycle and how we teach
Explore how people learn best and how to develop lessons that reflect a variety of learning styles.
Questioning is a powerful teaching strategy, opening doors at every stage of the learning experience. We will focus on question categories and how they are sequenced, and analyze approaches teachers can take when responding to questions.
Effectively leading field trips and integrating field experiences with classroom curricula
Discuss the benefits and the barriers, and how to overcome the barriers, to taking students on field trips. Learn the essential components of exemplary field trips and how to integrate these experiences into classroom curriculum.