We’ll be at the NCTE convention next week. I’m already sifting through the amazing offerings trying to figure out which sessions to attend. On Sunday we’ll be presenting with some colleagues on Inquiry Circles in the classroom. Stop by and say hello if you can!
|Session: M.13 – 11:30 am to 12:45 pm 11/20/2011||Format: Panel|
|Room: Chicago Hilton/Joliet Room, Third Floor||Topic: 21st-Century Literacy|
|Level(s): Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)|
Title: INQUIRY CIRCLES: COMBINING COMPREHENSION, COLLABORATION, AND INQUIRY
This interactive session will focus on active literacy practices that engage students in productive, differentiated small group inquiry on a variety of topics, issues and ideas. Inquiry circles support students to draw upon an expanded range of comprehension strategies and collaborative social skills to enhance understanding, acquire knowledge, and take action.
|Chair:||Stephanie Harvey, Public Education and Business Coalition, Denver, Colorado|
|Presenter:||Sara Ahmed, Burley School, Chicago, Illinois , ‘Interviewing as a Form of Research’|
|Katie Muhtaris , Burley School, Chicago, Illinois , ‘From Lit Circles to Inquiry Circles’|
|Michele Timble & Debbie King, Burley School, Chicago, Illinois , ‘Sharing Your Own Inquiry Process as a Means to Teaching Research Strategies’|
|Kristin Ziemke , Burley School, Chicago, Illinois , ‘Modeling and Leaving Tracks of Thinking’|