About GId

Inquiry is woven into the language of the national standards in each content area from the Common Core Language Arts and Mathematics, to Next Generation Science and C3 Social Studies.

 

Teachers K-12 are being asked to use inquiry methods, yet few know how. Guided Inquiry Design® is a roadmap to successful inquiry based learning. It was built from what we know about how students learn within an information rich context. Guided Inquiry Design® puts the research into a practical teacher and student friendly model where teachers become instructional designers and students ask great questions to learn.

This is how I’ve always wanted to teach!
Teacher

This will rejuvenate the entire field of education and keep the right people in the profession!
Instructional Coach

This makes my job so much easier!
Teacher Librarian

Making the SHIFT 'Knowledge Quest' Article

The article “Making the Shift” is available for free online in the archives of Knowledge Quest, an AASL publication.

It’s taken our team years to take the research on how students use information to learn and put it into a practical, usable, teacher friendly framework that works.

We want our students to think critically, make informed decisions and know how to use the information available to learn new information and ideas, in order to create new knowledge.

 

But, we also know that all of our students need the skills of how to find, evaluate, and use information just to get by in today’s world, let alone to fulfill college, career, and civic readiness. Traditional research projects go against the students’ experience and can cause students to just cut and paste! This is not what we want our students to learn.

We want our students to think critically, make informed decisions and know how to use the information available to learn new information and ideas, in order to create new knowledge.

So, we set out to change how research is done in school by taking what we know about student learning and using it to help us work with our students. Guided Inquiry Design® reenvisions what teachers do in school to help students use the information available to them to think critically and learn new content.

 

Guided Inquiry Design® – a research-based instructional design framework that will change how you teach forever!