Join teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators who are passionate about inquiry-based social studies in elementary classrooms, schools, and districts.


July 29-30, 2021  |   Virtual Institute

Elementary Inquiry Summer Institute

Dynamic, two-day
deep dive.

Sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and inquirED, the Elementary Inquiry Summer Institute (EISI) is a dynamic, two-day exploration of the tools and strategies that teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators need to bring inquiry to life in their classrooms, schools, and districts. 


Event cost
$299 per person (NCSS Members)
$399 nonmembers (includes 1-year NCSS membership)



Institute attendees will receive the following bonus materials:

  • inquirED’s Field Guide to Inquiry full of practical strategies and tools.

  • Access to follow-up cohort-based webinars 

  • Fee-based Graduate credit (TBD)


Designed for
Elementary Instruction 


Inquiry is more than theory. It’s daily practice. The EISI will help teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators implement and support the day-to-day practice of inquiry.  


So many inquiry programs focus on high school implementation. But EISI focuses on the practices, strategies, and tools to support inquiry in elementary classrooms and schools.


Sample Session Topics

•Driving Student Questioning
•Evaluating Sources and Making Claims
•Critique Practices
•Assessment in Inquiry
•Taking Informed Action

•Supporting the Shift to Inquiry
•Using Inquiry in Social Studies
•Inquiry & Social Emotional Learning

•Social Studies and ELA Integration

•Collaboration and Communication in Inquiry