Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ED 560 Teacher Inquiry Seminar


3 cr.


Enrollment/participation Teacher's Loft.

Course Description

This course is intended for teachers in their second year, or beyond, who have had foundational experiences with teacher inquiry collaboration, reflective practice, and are enrolled in The Teacher's Loft. The pre K- 12 classroom teachers taking part in the course are participating in a professional forum that fosters the development of professional knowledge in a nested learning network (collaborative inquiry community, self, and classroom/school context), and documents the mandatory post-first year induction hours toward their MA state licensure. By engaging in collaborative inquiry, teachers are able to strengthen their teaching practice during the academic year. Teacher inquiry itself becomes a content focus in order for teachers to employ the sustaining professional tool of inquiry in subsequent years of their career. Teachers will complete their inquiry, write an executive summary of their project and present their inquiry at a regional, educational research conference.