Webinars

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

Webinar Schedule

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, August 19th @ 3:00 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.

Beginning the year in a Pandemic: Meeting Social-Emotional Needs | Wednesday, August 26th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: The beginning of the 2020 school year will be unlike any other.  Now more than ever schools and districts must take into account the social and emotional needs of students and teachers. How will they respond to being back in school under restrictive protocols?  How can teachers build community if they must begin the year virtually?  What role can social studies instruction play in meeting the SEL needs of students? Join the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning, and inquirED to explore these important questions.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, September 9th @ 3:00 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.

Teaching the 2020 Election: Rights and Responsibilities | Monday, September 14th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: Inquiry-based social studies empowers students to participate in the civic life of their local, state, and national communities. How can a contentious election year provide an opportunity to explore civic participation?  What are the challenges educators face in polarized environments?

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, October 7th @ 3:00 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.

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Social Studies | Wednesday, October 14th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: Culturally responsive teaching develops students' personal agency and grounds learning in the rich context of students' lived experiences. When this happens, learning deepens and outcomes improve. How does inquiry set the stage for culturally responsive teaching?  And what strategies and tools used in inquiry promote culturally responsive teaching practice?

Social Studies Projects: Virtual or in Class - Give Students the Keys to Success | Wednesday, November 11th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: Does designing a great project seem impossible? What about assessing it?  Discover how to engage students and give them agency and ownership over the creation and evaluation of informed action projects.

Using Inquiry in Elementary Social Studies: Challenges and Opportunities | Wednesday, December 9th @ 3:00 pm/CST

  • Overview: Elementary students need engaging, inquiry-based social studies instruction to help them develop critical thinking skills, make informed decisions, and take positive action to influence their world. This webinar explores the unique challenges, opportunities, and benefits of shifting to inquiry in elementary social studies.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, November 18th @ 3:00 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.

Inquiry Journeys Demo & Curriculum Overview | Wednesday, December 2nd @ 3:00 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