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Inquiry-Driven Learning: How Students See Themselves As Owning Their Learning

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Listen and learn : Panel

Monday, June 24, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: Terrace Ballroom IV, Level 4 (near Posters)

Erin Giorgio   Matthew Kay   Chris Lehmann   Jakob Lehmann   Horace Ryans   Zoe Tweh  
Listen to students and teachers from the Science Leadership Academy schools talk about how an inquiry-driven, modern approach to learning creates more authentic, powerful spaces for all members of a school community. Panelists will discuss how all schools can create the conditions for more authentic learning.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
For Educators:
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: For a collaborative (teachers and students) panel to speak about the values and structures of the inquiry-driven, project-based approach to learning at the Science Leadership Academies, and how those values and structures create the conditions for a more authentic and powerful learning model for all.

Objectives: Educators will have a deeper perspective of the student lens of inquiry-driven learning.
Educators will understand some of the key conditions necessary to create inquiry-driven schools.
Educators will be asked to consider what is necessary to make pedagogical shifts in their learning communities.


5 Minute Overview of the Learning Model of SLA
5 Minute Introduction of Panelists with the answering of a common question: "How has an inquiry-driven approach to education changed your perspective on school?"
25 Minutes: Moderator-led panel discussion
15 Minutes: Q&A
5 Minutes: Reflective Practice -- Participants share take-aways and potential next steps with one another.
5 Minutes: Wrap-Up

Supporting research

Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need - Chris Lehmann and Zac Chase

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age - Larissa Pahomov

#EdJourney - Grant Lichtman

Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century - Monica Martinez and Dennis McGrath

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Erin Giorgio, Science Leadership Academy
Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy Schools

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