Children learn best by doing. The Inquiring Minds partnership offers teachers an opportunity to move their classroom to a community site for a week of hands on, multi-sensory learning. Student learning is enhanced by meeting curriculum expectations through meaningful connections to the real world.
During this 2013-14 school year, our 11 sites will welcome 198 classes to experience the wonders of engaged learning. Students will fill their blank journals with observations, interview notes, sketches, reflections and wonders while connecting with all manner of curriculum.
The application process for the upcoming 2014-15 begins with information. There will be an Inquiring Minds booth at GETCA and some sites will be at the North Central Teachers Convention. Details about the March application info session will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.
Our timeline for applications remains similar to previous years. An application form will be downloadable from here or available at GETCA and the March application info session. Deadline to submit applications will be mid-to-late April, teachers to be notified of acceptance by mid-May.
Please feel free to contact site coordinators directly for more information. All our sites accept teachers and others interested in learning more about week-long, site-based learning as observers.
Come spend some time on a site to get an idea of how it works.