Inquiry in the Social Studies
From Great Questions to Informed Action
Preparing for February 23rd
- Participate in the North Merrick UFSD Staff Survey (Embedded below)
- If you do not have a QR Code Reader, please download to any device a free QR Code Reader. This will allow you to scan QR Codes and will help you access our backchannel chat. (The QR Code for our workshop introduction can be found below.)
- Please bring to our session an idea for a question you might want to wordsmith with a partner or a writing team.
Design Your Own (IDM) Adventure
The IDM Generator is a platform for teachers to develop interactive inquiries that can be completed online by students. The generator supports teachers to create their own inquiries, share those inquiries with other teachers, and make inquiry assignments for their students to complete. The easy to use, web-based interface enables students to inquire about compelling questions, access disciplinary sources, and complete formative and summative tasks and exercises in taking informed action. Teachers can create class accounts and produce a unique web address for students to complete an assignment online.
The IDM Generator Tutorial
The IDM Generator tutorial walks you through the 7 step process of creating your first inquiry. You’ll find the tutorial at http://www.c3teachers.org/generator-tutorial/ and also linked on our IDM Generator home page at http://c3teachers.org/generator.
Submissions are now being accepted for the C3 Teachers Inquiry Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to support and reward social studies educators using the Inquiry Design Model™ (IDM). We will award five $500 IDM Grand Challenge Awards and five $200 IDM Awards of Merit. Submissions are due by June 1, 2016 and winners will be announced byJuly 1, 2016.