Professional Learning Cycle

Inquiry Focus

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Plan Stage

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2. Select a High Yield Instructional Strategy to address the learning goal
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Definitions And Examples Of Each Instructional Strategy

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3. Identify how you will know that the area of student need has been addressed. (What data will you collect before using the strategy and what will you use after implementing the strategy so you can compare the results?)

Instructional Strategy Example

Generating & Testing Hypotheses: Inquiry Based Learning

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Level 1: Confirmation Inquiry
The teacher has taught a particular science theme or topic. The teacher then develops questions and a procedure that guides students through an activity where the results are already known. This method is great to reinforce concepts taught and to introduce students into learning to follow procedures, collect and record data correctly and to confirm and deepen understandings.
Level 2: Structured Inquiry
The teacher provides the initial question and an outline of the procedure. Students are to formulate explanations of their findings through evaluating and analyzing the data that they collect.
Level 3: Guided Inquiry
The teacher provides only the research question for the students. The students are responsible for designing and following their own procedures to test that question and then communicate their results and findings.
Level 4: Open/True Inquiry
Students formulate their own research question(s), design and follow through with a developed procedure, and communicate their findings and results. This type of inquiry is often seen in science fair contexts where students drive their own investigative questions.