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Offsite Programs for Educators

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The Fleet Inquiry Institute works with teachers, administrators, after-school providers and the university community to enhance understanding of science inquiry and to increase awareness of science standards.  Offsite programs can take place in your school, library, organization, or community event. Don’t see a program that fits? Contact us directly to see how we can customize a program to suit your educators’ needs. 

For additional information about educator programs, please contact the Fleet Inquiry Institute at (619) 238-1233 x722 or by email.  

 

Introduction to Science Inquiry, 60 min

Science inquiry is the process of understanding the natural world and formulating explanations based on evidence. Introduction to Science Inquiry puts the educator in the role of the learner and demonstrates the importance of empowering students to pursue their own learning.

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Comparing Hands-On Science Approaches, 120 min

Educators discover different approaches to hands-on science support different learning goals. Educators experience three different approaches and how each can be successfully deployed in the classroom.

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Raising Investigable Questions, 120 min

Experience the science process through phenomena and personal curiosity and then raise questions that can lead to insightful investigations. Learn pedagogy related to scanning and facilitating the turning of noninvestigable questions into deeper scientific questions.

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Engineering Your Own Engineering Design Process, 120 min

Incorporating the engineering design process in the classroom starts by acknowledging the basics of problem solving. This workshop creates a student-driven engineering design process that increases student ownership of their own learning.

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Comparing Science Practices and Engineering Practices, 90 min
 
How do science and engineering practices (SEPs) compare? In this workshop, educators discover similarities and differences between science and engineering as defined by science standards and then engage in ways to incorporate more engineering into existing science activities.

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An Artful Approach to Better Science, 60 min

Increase student observation skills through a teaching strategy made popular in art galleries. Apply this teaching strategy across all disciplines, including in the science classroom.

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Welcoming Feedback and Revision in the Classroom, 60 min

Encourage your students to produce higher quality work by creating a classroom environment that welcomes feedback, critique and revision.

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Build and Launch the Perfect Rocket with Inquiry and Collaboration, 90 min

Discover how easy and fun it is to take a science inquiry approach to rocket design. Groups work together to build rockets and collect data after each launch. The class collaborates on data analysis before designing, building and launching the ultimate rocket.
 

 



About the Fleet Inquiry Institute

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 3000 teachers and 120 pre-service teachers in long-term, on-site and in-classroom professional development programs. We work with community partners to create and implement K-12 grade teacher professional development based on the process of science and learning science through inquiry.