Project-Based Learning in an Inquiry Classroom

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 4/22/2024 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 4/15/2024 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Britni Walz
Agency Assistant: Sally Weber (608) 786-4831
Audience: Curriculum directors, Principals, Grade 3-12 Educators
Presenter(s) / Instructor(s): Britni Walz, Steph Seidel
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Discovery Room
4/22/2024 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Price: $25.00

Inquiry-based learning is a foundational element of project-based learning (PBL), an approach that integrates deep inquiry into the core of student-led projects. This workshop is designed to introduce educators to the essentials of inquiry-based learning within the context of project-based learning, equipping them with the strategies and tools necessary to foster a dynamic, inquiry-driven classroom environment. Participants will learn how inquiry acts as the driving force in PBL, guiding students to ask questions, conduct research, and explore complex problems as they undertake projects that have real-world relevance and impact.  The workshop will focus on effective use of technology to enhance the PBL learning experience for edcuators and the staffs as they craft their final products. 

The workshop will delve into how to effectively blend inquiry-based learning with project-based learning to enhance student engagement, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Educators will explore techniques for facilitating student inquiry, from the formulation of investigative questions to the development and execution of in-depth projects. Educators will have the opportunity to design their own inquiry-driven project-based learning plans tailored to their educational contexts.  As well as explore technology tools to help drive the PBL learning plan.  

This workshop is ideal for teachers, curriculum designers, and educational leaders who aim to create a stimulating learning environment that encourages curiosity, exploration, and hands-on learning through integrated inquiry and project-based methodologies.

Thanks to grant funding from the Department of Public Instruction, the workshop fee has been reduced to $25!
Free for the Assessment Project Learning and Coaching Districts (Arcadia, Black River Falls, Cashton, Hillsboro and Tomah)
Coffee and soda are included.  Time will be scheduled in the day for lunch on your own.


Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA 4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event unless otherwise stated in the individual event details. CESA 4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA 4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA 4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Dietary Restrictions: Because of the number of meals served, number of ingredients used, and food product changes from vendors, we cannot guarantee dietary restrictions as indicated in a user's myQuickReg profile will be accommodated. Participants with dietary restrictions such as food allergies should plan to bring their own refreshments.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA 4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Additional Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.