Webinars

Our popular webinar series explores best practices in K-12 curriculum, instruction, and professional learning. 

Webinar Schedule

Preparing Children for Civic Life in the Era of Truth Decay | Wednesday, March 3 @ 12:00pm CT

  • Overview: Schools and districts are responsible for preparing students for the realities of the modern world, including the proliferation of information and resources that are intended to deceive and mislead for profit or power. How can we prepare children for this shifting reality?  Join inquirED CEO Shanti Elangovan as she interviews Laura S. Hamilton and Julia H. Kaufman, co-authors of a recent Rand Corporation research study surveying social studies teachers across the United States about the civic development of their students.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, March 10th @ 12 pm/CST

  • Overview: Traditional social studies curriculum and instruction was a one-way street: teachers and textbooks delivered information and students recycled it. Inquiry Journeys, inquirED's elementary social studies curriculum, gives teachers the tools and resources they need to create student-centered social studies classrooms where students learn by doing.

Searching for Social Studies: Why Instructional Materials Matter | Thursday, March 18th @ 3:00 CT

  • Overview: Research shows that high-quality instructional materials have a significant impact on improving outcomes for students. What are the implications of this research for social studies teachers and leaders? Join inquirED CEO Shanti Elangovan as she discusses the power of curriculum with Tanji Reed Marshall, Director of P-12 Practice at the Education Trust, and Stefanie Wager, President of the National Council for the Social Studies. 

Searching for Social Studies: District Spotlight Denver Public Schools | Wednesday, March 24th @ 3:00 CT

  • Overview: Are you beginning the process of curriculum review and adoption? Join representatives from Denver Public Schools as they break down the process they used to sort through options, choose a curriculum, and begin the process of implementation. Avoid the pitfalls and discover the strategies that will help you successfully navigate the process.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, April 7th @ 12 pm/CST

  • Overview: Traditional social studies curriculum and instruction was a one-way street: teachers and textbooks delivered information and students recycled it. Inquiry Journeys, inquirED's elementary social studies curriculum, gives teachers the tools and resources they need to create student-centered social studies classrooms where students learn by doing.

Elementary Social Studies in Action: Inspiring Examples of Students Taking Informed Action | Wednesday, April 14th @ 3:30 CT

  • Overview: What does it actually look like when elementary social studies students take informed action?  Join NCSS and inquirED for an online exhibition of student work from around the country! Get inspired by the work you see and make the Informed Action Pledge: To integrate informed action into every unit - and have your students share their work!

Searching for Social Studies: The Curriculum Review Guide | Wednesday, April 21st @ 3:00 CT

  • Overview: Do you need a powerful tool to help you evaluate curriculum? inquirED has compiled data and feedback from schools and districts across the country to create an elementary social studies curriculum review guide. Join CEO Shanti Elangovan and Head of Learning Experiences Elisabeth Ventling Simon as they discuss the need for high-quality social studies curriculum and instructional materials. 

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, May 5th @ 12 pm/CST

  • Overview: Traditional social studies curriculum and instruction was a one-way street: teachers and textbooks delivered information and students recycled it. Inquiry Journeys, inquirED's elementary social studies curriculum, gives teachers the tools and resources they need to create student-centered social studies classrooms where students learn by doing.

Searching for Social Studies: How Social Studies Curriculum Can Transform Teaching | Wednesday, May 12th @ 3:00 CT

  • Overview: Can a new social studies curriculum begin to transform teaching practice? Join us for a discussion with Jim Short, Carnegie Corporation's Program Director for Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning. Jim will share the details of a new Carnegie report that places curriculum at the center of professional learning. Then, we’ll head into the field to look at the model in action, with Sarah Milo Hoskow, inquirED’s Director of Partner Experience.


Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, May 19th @ 12 pm/CST

  • Overview: Traditional social studies curriculum and instruction was a one-way street: teachers and textbooks delivered information and students recycled it. Inquiry Journeys, inquirED's elementary social studies curriculum, gives teachers the tools and resources they need to create student-centered social studies classrooms where students learn by doing.

Past Webinars