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Friday, February 21 • 11:30am - 2:15pm
Guide to success: Sustaining inquiry through focused feedback

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In the quest to nurture self-directed and self-regulated learners, students and teachers need to embark on collaborative learning journeys where teachers help to grow student learning through guided critical inquiry. Traditional rubrics have been helpful scoring tools ensuring greater consistency in grading – they have not been powerful learning tools for students. This session will explore the power of a renewed relationship between teachers and students as co-learners in critical inquiry. Central to the workshop will be an exploration of the uses and development of “Guides to Success” which are learning tools designed to facilitate rich, ongoing conversations regarding student learning.

The workshop will build upon a broad framework for powerful sustained inquiry that will be reviewed. The key elements of this approach include:
The development of rich engaging challenges that inspire learning
The use of learning launches to initiate inquiry
Shifting learning from the pursuit of correct answers to constructing sound answers
A focus on conceptual understanding, competence and transferable understanding
Focused and constructive peer and teacher guidance that supports iterative inquiry through offering choice rather than directed changes.
The workshop will be an excellent opportunity for teachers to develop practical and powerful materials for use with students engaged in sustained critical inquiry.



Friday February 21, 2020 11:30am - 2:15pm
Macleod Hall D Calgary Telus Convention Centre