Dr. Leslie K Maniotes is the professional developer for Guided Inquiry Design®.


Since 2007, we have conducted workshops for educational leaders, teachers, coaches, librarians, tech integrators, curriculum coordinators and teaching teams. Drawing upon our extensive experience working in K-12 education, we have created high quality professional learning for each workshop. Each GID workshop includes best practice in adult learning and teacher effectiveness strategies in use. These strategies have proven to help participants to become facilitators of learning and feel confident in their ability to apply the concepts learned to their own classroom or school.

The Guided Inquiry Design® Institute

Changing teachers into instructional designers for Inquiry Based Learning. A proven three-day institute first implemented at Rutgers University at the CiSSL Summer session. Past institutes have had dramatic results such as award winning units and complete district shifts to inquiry learning. Participants attend in school-based teams including teachers with their librarian. The Guided Inquiry Design® institute encourages deep learning about the inquiry process, using facilitated team work time for designing a prototype unit of Guided Inquiry ready for use.

Upcoming Events


Jefferson County Public Schools

Middle School Cohort July 2021

Gulliver Prep Institute Cohort 1
Jan-Feb 2021


Syba Signs GID Academy Online Institute
PBL with Inquiry and Research course

Australian Cohort 1, Feb 8
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IMLS USC Grant Cohort Selection

For Summer GID training
in New Jersey and Wisconsin 

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Summer GID Training Institute
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Coaching Teams

IASL Workshop

Tuesday, July 12
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“This workshop is by far one of the best to help me make my teaching richer and more meaningful.”    
“We were very fortunate to have Leslie Maniotes in our district for a three day institute on Guided Inquiry Design. She modeled the format and shared practical ways to implement this in our classrooms.”
“The content of Guided Inquiry Design and Leslie Maniotes’ facilitating was beneficial to all who attended which ranged from teachers of Pre-K through academic librarians working with graduate and undergraduate students.  I can highly recommend Leslie Maniotes”