We need your assistance as the school year is dwindling. We have Literature and Math geoinquiries that are new and in beta form online, http://esriurl.com/mathgeoinquiries and http://esriurl.com/litgeoinquiries.
We need input and feedback on the activities to take them from beta to official status. While student interactions are wildly helpful, we'll welcome your personal feedback on individual activities. http://esriurl.com/GeoInquiryFeedback.
Do you have some time to spare to improve the geoinquiries? We'd love to hear from you and your colleagues!
We may be able to have some of the GRACE participants in the most recent cohort review and even field test some of these geoinquiries. We don't meet with this group regularly, but the team is meeting this evening and communication is one of the topics on the agenda.
As I prepare for new ideas regarding our new (and more effective) professional development cycle next year, I am planning to go through the new GIs in the next 2 weeks. They look great and, if past GIs are any indication, I am expecting these to be powerful additions to curriculum areas sorely in need of student-centered, solid, deep-level-thinking lessons. Geo's not just for geo-geeks any longer! Yay!
Thanks for posting these. I have shared them with our district content coordinators, as well as a couple of English and Math teachers in my building and will be following up with them in the next week or two to see their thoughts. I know some of our English teachers regularly use some of those titles, so that should help with integration. Hopefully we can arrange for some PD for next school year on integrating these types of activities.