Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Workshop Series

We offer professional development in inquiry-based learning and teaching by providing a series of week-long immersion workshops, as well as an annual follow-up conference.

The Connecticut Science Center’s Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Workshop Series was launched in the summer of 2005 and funded by the GE Education Foundation. Based upon the Exploratorium’s "Institute for Inquiry" in San Francisco, our Science Center’s Introduction to Inquiry professional development workshop is a five day immersion experience in inquiry-based learning and teaching plus an additional two days at the Annual Follow Up Conference.

Summer 2016 Workshops

2016 Follow-Up Conference

The Connecticut Science Center's Inquiry for Teaching and Learning workshop series is committed to the philosophy that professional development is a continuous process rather than a one week event. To this end, we have support offerings during the school year and a Follow-Up Conference at the end of each school year.

The Follow-Up Conference is a critical piece of your development and is strongly encouraged. At this annual conference, all participants from each year of the series come together to continue their learning and share what they have implemented throughout the year.

Although all 2015 ITL participants are welcome to attend day 2 of the conference, only those participants applying for graduate credit are required to attend. Please see your workshop syllabus for further details regarding graduate credit.

Follow-Up Conference

  • DATE: June 27 & 28, 2016
  • TIME: 8:30AM–3:00PM
  • LOCATION:
    Day 1 & 2 - Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Blvd | Hartford, CT
Registration Open

Introduction to Inquiry Workshop

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 Workshop

  • DATE: June 27 - July 1, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,500 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
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Introduction to Inquiry Workshop

  • DATE: July 11-15, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,500 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
Register Online 

Introduction to Inquiry Workshop

  • DATE: August 8-12, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,500 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
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Classroom Application Workshop

This five-day workshop will focus on additional classroom strategies for implementing inquiry-based experiences in your classroom.

Classroom Application Workshop

  • DATE: July 11-15, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,500 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
Registration Closed 

Classroom Application Workshop

  • DATE: July 18-22, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,500 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
Register Online 

Classroom Application Workshop

  • DATE: August 1-5, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,500 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
Register Online 

Classroom Application Workshop

  • DATE: August 8-12, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,500 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
Register Online 

Formative Assessment Workshop

This five-day workshop will focus on creating and using formative assessments for your inquiry-based units.

Formative Assessment Workshop

  • DATE: July 18-22, 2016
  • WORKSHOP LENGTH: 5 days during the summer and the Follow Up Conference at the end of the 2016-2017 school year
  • TIME: Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am, Workshop 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Two Rivers Magnet High School Hartford, CT
  • WORKSHOP COST: $1,300 per participant; includes breakfast and lunch
Register Online