Imaginative Inquiry Introduction and Practicum Workshop

Dates: Summer and Fall 2020 - Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9
Time: 9am - Noon in June, 9am- 3pm in October
Number of participants: 20 maximum
Cost: $400 includes materials
Instructor: Elaine Chu

Learn about the powerful, engaging pedagogy of Imaginative Inquiry, as we dive into examining its methods and how to apply the drama conventions used for teaching. 
This summer, join us for a brief online introduction to the methods of Imaginative Inquiry, to be followed by a two-day training in October to experience it firsthand and practice leading drama activities yourselves. 

We will consider how specific theater conventions can create contexts for Social Studies lessons, and put problem-solving and social justice at the center of a lesson. Teachers will also have the opportunity to think about and plan how to integrate Imaginative Inquiry into your own lessons and curriculum units.

About Imaginative Inquiry

Developed in the United Kingdom, Imaginative Inquiry is an approach based on the idea that children’s imagination is our greatest resource in the classroom, placing it center stage as a powerful tool for learning. Within a community of inquiry, teachers and students create exciting and meaningful contexts for learning, using conventions of theater—such as point of view, tension, and narrative—to explore curricular objectives. Students are not merely passive observers of the stories of our world, but are collectively invited to take action in the realm of possibility that Imaginative Inquiry provides.

What Participants Have to Say

“Social Studies feels like a story now, not just a series of facts.” 

“[Imaginative Inquiry] gave me a technique I can use as a foundation for progressive education.”

“...true inspiration. It was the most thoughtfully organized PD I have ever experienced!”

Continuing Education Credit

We will provide continuing education certificates at the end of the Institute that will detail the work you undertook with your colleagues in each workshop.

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