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


Open GID Institute

Shawnee OK, October 7-9

District Trainer Training

Norman OK, Oct 28

GID Maker Grant Advisory

Norman OK, Oct 29-30

GID District Trainer Coaching

Norman OK, Nov 5-7

GId Institute Hopkinton Public Schools

Mass, Nov 19-20

Leveraging Library Learning with GID
Nov 22, 10:00 -1:00


Denver Institute

Denver, Jan 15-17 Learn More

GID Workshop  Manchester Township Public Schools

Manchester NJ, Jan 29

GID District Trainer Coaching

Norman OK, February 4-6

Jefferson County Public Schools

Lexington KY, June 15-17


“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”