Rice University Inquiry Institute is a 4-day professional development workshop for K-12 teachers and instructional coaches/specialists. Educators of all subjects and grade levels that have an interest in the theory and practice of inquiry-based education are welcome to apply.
Inquiry is an approach to learning that involves exploring the natural or material world in a way that leads to asking questions, making observations, planning investigations to develop explanations, rigorously testing those explanations, and discussing/debating results with others. All of this is in the service of coming to a deeper understanding of phenomena and hands-on practices.
Within this workshop, we will use hands-on exploration and focused reflection to give participants a thorough grounding in the pedagogy and practice of inquiry. Participants will examine different ways of teaching hands-on content, explore the process skills of inquiry, engage in a full inquiry experience, and consider ways to include inquiry in their own classrooms.
Inquiry Institute is offered for a fee of $399.
Date & Time
June 11 - June 14, 2019
Tuesday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
The registration closes on May 24th, and all payments are due on May 31st.
For completing the program requirements, participants will receive:
Participants will also receive breakfast, lunch, and free parking.
The cost to attend Inquiry Institute is $399.00 per person. This price includes registration, continental breakfast, lunch, and the cost of materials & supplies.
Payment for all applicants is due by May 31, 2019. This program is subject to a minimum registration.
Invoices and payment information for new registrations are sent on Thursdays - registrations received after 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays will not be invoiced until the next Thursday. We will not hold spots for unpaid registrations. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.
Registration fees will be refunded in full if the cancellation request is made 10 business days before the first day of the program or earlier.
Cancellation requests made less than 10 business days before the first day of the program, but more than 5 business days before the first day of the program, will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
Cancellation requests made within 5 business days before the first day of the program or after will be refunded 50% of the fee.
Cancellation requests made after the start of the program will not be refunded.
Cancellation requests are accepted with a written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about Inquiry Institute, you can contact the program lead.
Ericka Lawton, M.S.
Associate Director for Elementary STEM Education
713-348-4761 | email@example.com
*Program time, date, location, and compensation subject to change before the first day of the program.