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

Stanley British Primary School Workshop
Denver CO
January 7

Manchester Township Public Schools Workshop
New Jersey
January 10

History Colorado Center
Denver, Colorado
Jan 30- Feb 1, 2019
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Australian tour by Syba Signs
March – April, 2019

“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”