"Innovation floats on a sea of inquiry and that curiosity is a driver for change" (Halbet, Kaser and Timperley, 2014)
Your participation in our learning networks will lead to new learning and new actions that will infuse you and your learners with the confidence, the insights and mindset needed to design powerful learning opportunities.
Are you interested in learning how to make inquiry-informed and innovative practices a way of life in your classroom? Contact me at 332 0491, and I can help you get started!
Spirals of Inquiry: 7 Learning Principles for Innovative Learning Environments
1. Makes learning central
~builds intellectual engagement, meta-cognition and self-regulation
2. Is based on the social nature of learning
~encourages well-organized cooperative learning
3. Is tuned into emotions
~reflects an understanding social-emotional learning, mindset and motivation
4. Is sensitive to learner differences
~builds on and respects prior knowledge
5. Is challenging
~demands hard work and effort (without excessive overload)
6. Provides clear expectations and descriptive feedback
~formative assessment is integrated into all aspects of learning and teaching
7. Promotes connectedness
~across areas of knowledge, across the community and across the wider world
Networks of Inquiry and Innovation
The Networks of Inquiry and Innovation (NOII) is a voluntary, inquiry-based network of schools in British Columbia, Canada. The NOII is dedicated to the vision of EVERY learner crossing the stage with dignity, purpose, and options.
Schools participate on an annual basis by engaging in the Spiral of Inquiry. School questions, case studies, resources and reflections are shared in a spirit of generosity, curiosity and growth.
Yukon Flexible Learning Network working group
Steps of the Spiral of Inquiry