GID Creates an Equitable Learning Experience

Guided Inquiry is a framework and structure that provides equity in access to high quality learning experiences that are oftentimes afforded to some. All students deserve to ask and learn from their own curiosities and questions. In this video a veteran teacher describes the equity GID provides.

GID K12 Information Literacy in Use

Dr Carol Kuhlthau describes Information in Use and information literacy from the youngest students to high school. In Guided Inquiry Design® we learn by doing and engaging in the process that is guided by our librarians and teachers.

GID builds confidence

This video is from a post implementation coaching session with Dr Leslie Maniotes. The English Language Arts teacher explains how GID gave her confidence in knowing that her students now have the tools and ability to learn independently.

BLS Science Fair – Open – Science Observations

Kelly Bagdonas describes the teams’ open.

Creativity and Curiosity in Science

Raquel Jacobson-Peregrino veteran science teacher from Boston Latin School describes how she helped kids get creative about their interests to come up with a science experiment to investigate what ever they wanted to – even in space!

Science Fair x GID – Using zoo cams for observation

During Covid the 7th grade science team at Boston Latin School were resourceful and used what they had- now we know of the possibilities that the digital environment can offer us for scientific experimentation and observation.

Collaborative Team of Teachers

The Guided Inquiry Design® Institute helps teams of teachers to see their assets and encourages them to use those assets from the team and community in student learning. In this video Kelly Bagdonas, Science Teacher from Boston Latin School captures this collaboration, resource and idea sharing, daily communication and support of her GID team. She describes how her team came together to support all students questions and were able to leverage each individual’s interests for the Science Fair projects using the GId model.

Uncertainty Has Learning Value

There is great value in having students experience the full GID process. BLS librarian Susan Harari describes the authentic experience of inquiry that goes well beyond the expectations of canned experiences with generic outcomes. Susan reminds us that when students grapple with ideas, it is in that struggle that deeper learning is happening, just as Kuhlthau’s ISP indicated.

A key perspective, that of the parent

Carlos Laboy provides a key perspective, that of the parent. But he’s not just your average parent, he knows the research process from participating in Kuhlthau’s original studies and has benefited from internalizing the process. Here Carlos has some sage advice for educators in this interview with Leslie Maniotes, PhD author of the Guided Inquiry Design® series. View Related Article

Addressing Students Misconceptions

Guided Inquiry Design® provides the reflection and time needed for students to question and address the misconceptions that they have about scientific understanding. Science Teacher, Kelly Bagdonas, from Boston Latin School explains it here as she describes the 7th grade science fair designed using GID.

Pulling It All Together

Watch our session from the prestigious Smithsonian Education Summit (July 2022) to hear about an exemplary unit of STEAM inquiry, including scientific experimentation, the GID phases, and Smithsonian resources embedded into the process.

Leveraging Community – The Extended GID Team

Community experts infuse the learning with relevant and timely information and knowledge that takes the learning beyond what the collaborative team of teachers can provide. Community expertise is a valuable part of the Collaboration in GID and it’s called the Extended Team. Veteran teacher ex[plains how useful this extended team was in their Science Fair Unit.