GId Academy

We are very excited to offer a growing menu of GId courses. Our hope is that through the academy, educators across the globe will have access to our high quality professional development for GId implementation in every context. All courses are custom designed by Dr. Leslie Maniotes


Welcome to the GId Academy!

Welcome to the GId Academy! This is an introduction landing course/ page so you can create an account and begin to sign up for our GId Academy courses. In the 2 minute video Dr. Leslie Maniotes welcomes all and provides some basic information about the courses. Thanks for joining the GId Academy. See you soon!

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Starting the Year Right: Relationships, Objects, and an Inquiry Stance

We all know that learning starts with good relationships. In this course you'll learn a unique strategy for building relationships with your students to start your year right. Course includes 15+ videos and articles of asynchronous content including Guided Inquiry Design best practice you can count on. Course includes a companion workbook for reflection and step by step implementation and extension ideas. 1 contact hour certificate awarded at the completion of the course.

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Designing PBL with Inquiry and Research

The “gold standard” for PBL includes "sustained inquiry" as a core foundation. GId is a research backed instructional design for sustained inquiry. Using GId to design your PBL units will give you the compass to guide inquiry in your learning plans. Get the most out of PBL units through inquiry, questioning, and research at just the right time in the process.

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Design Institute

Our top level instructional design course developed at Rutgers University's CISSL summer institutes from 2012-2020, is now available as an online course. Through the GId academy, you can move through content over a month or two weeks, attend with a team, collaboratively design a unit, get coaching and feedback from the author of GId, and so much more. Our gold standard training course earns you 24 hours of contact time and a stellar unit of GId ready to go!

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Small Tweaks, Big Reward

This is your GId starter course. In it you will uncover deeper learning through inquiry as you investigate why inquiry is important for all our students today, learn some of the basics of Guided Inquiry Design, and apply small tweaks to your practice that will reward you with deeper student learning in your class or school.

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