Exploring the Inquiry Classroom: What Inquiry-Based Learning Is and What Inquiry-Based Learning Is Not
08:00 – 9:00 (CST) 60 minutes November 20th, 2021
Led by Trevor McKenzie
Master Class Description
Trevor will be speaking about his work in supporting schools in implementing inquiry, how to scaffold for student agency, and what strong inquiry schools do to build a culture of inquiry both for students and for teachers. Trevor will share structures to cultivate curiosity and engage learners as partners in designing the learning experience. Those in attendance will experience inquiry with Trevor. You will engage in thinking routines, ATL structures, and explore resources that you can bring back to your school and your context no matter your role and position. One of Trevor's inquiry values is that inquiry-based learning is not merely something our students engage in. Strong cultures of inquiry nurture the conditions for all stakeholders to engage in curiosity, wonder, and inquiry whether you are a classroom teacher, coordinator, or administrator. The time with Trevor will transcend context yet leverage personal relevance and meaning for each of you.
Trevor MacKenzie is an experienced teacher, author, keynote speaker and inquiry consultant who has worked in schools throughout Australia, Asia, North America, South Africa and Europe. Trevor’s passion is in supporting schools in implementing inquiry-based learning practices. He is a highly regarded speaker known for his heartfelt storytelling, kind demeanour, and student-first philosophy.
Trevor’s graduate research focused on identifying and removing the barriers to implementing inquiry-based learning in the K-12 setting. He is an inquiry practitioner currently as a teacher with the Greater Victoria School District in Victoria, Canada. He has two publications: Dive into Inquiry and Inquiry Mindset, both published by Elevate Books Edu. He has vast experience supporting schools across several years in implementation strategies in public schools, international schools, and International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP/MYP/DP).