The Mandell Academy offers professional learning in inquiry-based pedagogy through a series of five-day immersion workshops and follow-up support.
Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Series
Our longest-running PD, the Inquiry for Teaching and Learning (ITL) Series was launched in the summer of 2005. ITL was overhauled in 2016 to be fully compatible with the latest standards and to provide a common pedagogical framework that can be applied to the design of lessons in all subject areas. We also offer follow-up workshops and embedded lesson coaching to support putting workshop principles into practice.
K-12 Educators in all subject areas
School-wide teams are highly recommended, but individuals may participate
Five days per year for up to three years (summer sessions occur in one week; school year dates can be scheduled in close proximity), with customizable follow-up support available
Summer: In the Hartford area; School Year: In your district with sufficient enrollment (travel costs apply)
Immersive inquiry activities with pedagogical analyses and structured lesson planning
Connecticut Science Center Professional Development Specialists and Trained Facilitators
$1,500 per educator per five-day session; follow-up support is competitively priced
The Introduction to Inquiry professional development workshop is the first of three workshops in the Inquiry Teaching and Learning series. This workshop will create and support an environment in which participants immerse themselves in activities as learners. In this environment, attitudes and strategies will be modeled that help learners deepen their own understanding of inquiry.
Introduction to Inquiry
DATE: August 5 - August 9
TIME: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: CT River Academy, 9 Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT 06118