i5 Video Series - Elementary and Middle

A series of five videos (each approx.15 minutes in length) showcasing specific examples of the most powerful, research-based inquiry teaching strategies to use in elementary and middle school classrooms.

The i5 series also includes a detailed workshop agenda to accompany each video, a list of curated resources that complement each strategy, observation tools, surveys, and an inquiry unit plan template. These tools provide workshop facilitators, or individual teachers, with approximately five hours of professional development content.

  • Strategy 1: Get Personal

    14m

    The i5 is a series of five videos (each approx. 15 minutes in length) showcasing specific examples of the most powerful, research-based inquiry teaching strategies in elementary and middle school classrooms. Strategy 1 demonstrates how teachers Get Personal, using these techniques: storytelling, ...

  • Strategy 2: Ask More; Talk Less

    15m

    The second video in the i5 series, Strategy 2 enables teachers to peek into real elementary and middle school classrooms to see inquiry learning in action. The following strategies are demonstrated in this video: revisiting Bloom's (revised) Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, asking great qu...

  • Strategy 3: Encourage Evidence

    12m

    The third video in the i5 series shines a spotlight on teachers who challenge students to think about sources of information. In this video you will learn about referencing personal experiences, analyzing sources of information, and how to address the learning styles of the “Google Generation".

  • Strategy 4: Maintain Neutrality

    12m

    The fourth video in the i5 video shows teachers in elementary and middle school classrooms maintaining neutrality to encourage student engagement. You will see teachers asking more questions, enlisting the classroom, assessing in the moment, and allowing for periodic “struggle”.

  • Strategy 5: Increase Thinking Time

    5m 8s

    The fifth video in the i5 series demonstrates how extending thinking time benefits all students. Watching elementary and middle school teachers increase wait time in real classrooms informs viewers of the power of simply waiting to engage students. This video also explores the concept of mindfuln...

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  • i5 Video Series - Elementary and Middle

    5 videos

    A series of five videos (each approx.15 minutes in length) showcasing specific examples of the most powerful, research-based inquiry teaching strategies to use in elementary and middle school classrooms.

    The i5 series also includes a detailed workshop agenda to accompany each video, a list of ...

  • i5 Video - High School

    5 videos

    The i5 Video Secondary Series is designed for high school teachers to see the Inquiry 5 or "i5" strategies in action. Inquiry Partners has captured and curated clips of great teachers in real classrooms using five key strategies for engaging all learners.
    1. Get Personal
    2. Ask More; Talk Less
    ...

  • i5 Video Series with Bonus Inquiry Video

    6 videos

    The complete i5 video workshop series, plus the video "Inquiry: What Does it Look Like?"