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Cindy Heine: 1990 education reforms put Ky. schools on path to progress - Lexington Herald Leader

Cindy Heine: 1990 education reforms put Ky. schools on path to progress - Lexington Herald Leader | Inquiry Reform Education | Scoop.it
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Cindy Heine: 1990 education reforms put Ky.
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Change takes time! It's worth building something - professional knowledge and structures to support inquiry in schools!  Well Said Cindy Heine!

 

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

Via Amy Burns
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Great model to consider assessment of learning through an inquiry.  Guided Inquiry Design could map onto this well with thoughtful consideration of learning needs.

 

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Shannon Maulding's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:57 PM

What a great way to see visually what to expect.  Check out this article for in-depth learning process.

 

"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process.

 

Projects are generally teacher-directed, universal, and tangent to the learning, while project-based learning is student-centered, personal, and the learning pathway itself. Put simply, it is an approach to learning rather than something to complete."

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Project-Based Learning and Common Core Standards - Whole Child Education

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We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.
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At Occupy the DOE, A Push for Democratic, Not Corporate, Education Reform | The Nation

At Occupy the DOE, A Push for Democratic, Not Corporate, Education Reform | The Nation | Inquiry Reform Education | Scoop.it
The growing movement against education reform is challenging an insidiously well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both major political parties.
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Boycott testing- focus on LEARNING!

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Children learn best when they use their imagination

Children learn best when they use their imagination | Inquiry Reform Education | Scoop.it
Unleash the learning potential of imaginative inquiry in your classroom, says Tim Taylor (Children learn best when they use their imagination http://t.co/lqzcv67JBT via @guardian)...
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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | Inquiry Reform Education | Scoop.it
Jamie Nast/Flickr Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning.
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Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods

Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods | Inquiry Reform Education | Scoop.it
Credit: Thomas Reis

Today's students will enter a job market that values skills and abilities far different from the traditional workplace talents that so ably served their parents and grandparents (Powerful Learning article, good reminder!
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Another connection to Guided Inquiry Design- it provides a research based process on which to design units that do just this.

 

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Dan Heath: Want Your Organization to Change? Put Feelings First

When we want people to change, we try to teach them something. We think if my Dad just understood the health complications obesity causes, he'd eat healthier...

Via Mark Treadwell, Jan-Marie Kellow
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Feelings ARE the driver of human change... hmmmmm... not knowledge, so what are we missing out on without inquiry?  Student motivation and drive, excitement for learning, love of learning... maybe that's what can get people to see that school is BORING and inquiry can make school fun, exciting and learning engaging for students.

 

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Jan-Marie Kellow's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:17 PM

Feelings before change

Deborah Owen's comment, April 30, 2013 9:42 AM
Their book, "Decisive" is on my list for this summer. I've heard Dan speak before and he's right on the money. I agree that too often school IS boring! You should have seen my class this week as they researched topics that THEY chose. It's a big difference.
Deborah Owen's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:49 AM

Studies show that "knowledge" does NOT cause change, but "feelings" DO. If you want someone to change their behavior, all the analysis in the world will not make a dent. But putting their feelings first, will be the first step to cause change.

 

Guided Inquiry is based on a model in which the affect is part of the process. If we ask students to consider their feelings, they are more likely to learn something better and with more interest and excitement.

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PBL with Wings: F117 Stealth Fighter | LifePractice Learning

PBL with Wings: F117 Stealth Fighter | LifePractice Learning | Inquiry Reform Education | Scoop.it
let's practice real life, right now (by GingerLewman)
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:14 PM

In this project, kids at three different schools were challenged to build a 1/4 scale model of the F117 Stealth Nighthawk. The plane was chosen for it’s teachable geometry and physics as well as the challenges it would pose for the hands on learner.

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Inspired by Finland - 5 Goals I'm Setting Now

Inspired by Finland - 5 Goals I'm Setting Now | Inquiry Reform Education | Scoop.it
By Joe Mazza Last week on my the flight out to Finland, I was lucky enough to sit next to a higher up in the Swedish educational system. The takeaways from that conversation were transitioned into ...
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Don't be wastful, build trusting relationships... good lessons for us in education

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:54 AM

-Don't be wasteful.

-Develop trust in one another.

-Develop deep relationships; have self-discipline.

-Think, talk, model innovation by default.

-It's not about the accolades or being #1.

 

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InquiryLearn

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:21 PM


Award-winning Web-based distance learning projects and multimedia interactives
Standards-based integrated, interactive, inquiry-based curricula, activities, and community action plans


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:42 PM

As education continues to morph and we find less and less need or call for students to actually attend a brick and mortar building, resources such as this become more necessary.

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:04 AM

Projeto de aprendizagem de ensino à distância (multimédia e interativo) premiado com as seguintes distinções, entre outras: Best Museum Website 2004" (Museums and the Web); AAM Muse Award, "Best Distance Learning Program via the Internet, K-12" (USDLA/Telecon); "Best Non-Profit/Public Service Web Site in Massachusetts" (Massachusetts Interactive Media Council); three first place national distance learning awards (USDLA & Telecon); 2005 Parents' Choice Gold Award, Website Category (Parents' Choice Foundation)award for Conservation Central, an online habitat conservation education program developed for Smithsonian's National Zoo; 2005 Webby Worthy Award (International Academy of Digital Arts and Science) for Conservation Central. Leading International award recognizing excellence in Web design, functionality, and creativity.; 2004 Best of the Web - “Best Museum Web Site Supporting Educational Use,” Finalist (Museums and the Web 2004).