||Librarian's Instructional Role/Inquiry Learning and Process, K-12
||Librarian's Instructional Role/Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
Supplying classroom-tested lessons and unit plans that can serve as templates, this book demonstrates exactly how to integrate and implement Guided Inquiry Design® (GID) theory into practice.
Guided Inquiry is an approach that many educators—thought leaders and practitioners alike—are finding to be well-suited to information-age learning and a way to meet Common Core Standards. For many teachers, librarians, middle school leaders, and curriculum specialists, the biggest challenge is finding examples of guided inquiry in practice applicable to their own context. This guide offers an easy solution, offering ready-to-use templates and models for implementing Guided Inquiry Design® (GID) in the middle school learning environment. With each supplied lesson laid out according to the session plan templates from GID and a thorough description of the ideal inquiry process from beginning to end, integration and implementation of GID is attainable.
Besides showing how to put GID to best use to achieve five kinds of learning through inquiry, the book provides an explicit structure for developing instructional partnerships and collaborative teams within the school and with the larger community. It enables teachers, school librarians, and other educational partners to consider and plan for achieving outcomes that bring about deep understanding while also addressing curricular goals. Readers will be better equipped to provide an authentic learning environment using collaboration, discussion, and reflection embedded in the sessions, thereby helping their students to be able to think creatively to solve problems.
- Answers the needs of teachers and librarians who are seeking actual lesson plans using the GID concepts specifically at the 6th–8th grade levels
- Supplies lesson plans and complete units of Guided Inquiry Design® along with materials for implementation
- Includes techniques for assessment of learning strategies aligned to the Common Core State Standards
- Encourages embedded information literacy and creates student choice
- Author Info
- Table of Contents
Foreword by Carol C. Kuhlthau
Chapter 1: Guided Inquiry in the Middle School
Chapter 2: Guided Inquiry Design Framework
Chapter 3: Schedules, Routines, and Strategies for Inquiry in Middle School
Chapter 4: Inquiry Tools for Deep Learning
Chapter 5: Listen My Children: A Unit Blending History and Poetry
Chapter 6: We're Coming to America: A Unit that Inspires Empathy and Understanding
Chapter 7: True Detectives: An Interdisciplinary Unit
Chapter 8: Celebrate Life!: A Unit About What Makes People Great
Chapter 9: Getting Started and Sustaining Change
"With the strong emphasis on Common Core State Standards and the growing momentum toward more inquiry based learning, Guided Inquiry Design in Action collects classroom-tested lessons and unit plans and will be very useful to educators wishing to take action with middle school GID. The companion, Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School is a useful addition to the implementation of inquiry in schools. Highly recommended."