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.
The Introduction to Inquiry Workshop, Classroom Application Workshop, Formative Assessment Workshop and the Annual Follow-Up Conference constitute our Inquiry for Teaching and Learning workshop series.
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.
- DATE: June 27 & 28, 2016
- TIME: 8:30AM–3:00PM
Day 1 & 2 - Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Blvd | Hartford, CT