Teacher-librarians Constructing Understanding through Inquiry is a partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA).  The partnership invites educators to participate in the live webinar series for Inquiry.


To access the webinar(s):
  1. Register for the webinar(s). Refer to the directions under each webinar.
  2. Click on the hyperlink for each webinar (listed below).
  3. Click "guest" to enter as a guest
  4. Type your name in the name box; and,
  5. Click the "enter room" box.


Webinar #1 - Preparing for Inquiry 
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm.

Webinar Description: How can we reframe units we already teach into inquiry-oriented pursuits through the use of the "big idea" or questions for deeper understanding?   What is inquiry and why does this engage and assist learners?  Following this session, participants will be asked to submit questions to be addressed during the second session by Dr.  Wilhelm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Registration: Preparing for Inquiry Webinar Registration
Access: Preparing for Inquiry Webinar Access
HandoutPreparing for Inquiry Webinar Handout
Archive: Archived copy of The Webinar



Webinar #2 - Planning For Inquiry
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm.

Webinar Description: This session will focus on frontloading activities tied to curriculum outcomes, major conceptual and procedural goals, and links to assessment. Based on participant experiences, questions that were submitted following the first presentation will be discussed.

Registration:  Planning for Inquiry Registration
Access: Planning for Inquiry Webinar Access
Handout: Planning for Inquiry Webinar Handout
Archive: Archive of the Webinar



Webinar #3 - Assessing Outcomes in the Inquiry Context
Presenter:  Cheryl Erlandson, Director, Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, Saskatchewan Teachers Federation
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm  - 5:00 pm.

Webinar Description: In order to assess classroom inquiry, teachers must have clear expectations of what students will need to know and be able to do.  This webinar will demonstrate how to develop shared criteria for inquiry in different subject areas and then use those criteria for assessment purposes.

Registration:  Assessing Inquiry Registration
Access: Assessing Inquiry Webinar Access
Handout: Assessing Outcomes in the Inquiry Context Handout
Archive: Archive of the Webinar


Webinar #4 - Bringing Inquiry to Life
Presenter: Carlene Walter
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm.

Webinar Description: The presenter will share ways inquiry can be enriched through the use of technology and web-based tools. Educators can facilitate aspects of the inquiry project using technology for a variety of purposes within an inquiry such as developing questions, information seeking, reflecting, documenting, assessing, and presenting learning. Technology enables engaging, authentic experiences where students collaborate, communicate, and share their learning locally and globally.

Registration:  Bringing Inquiry to Life Registration
Access: Bringing Inquiry to Life Inquiry Webinar Access
Handout: Bringing Inquiry to Life Handout
Archive: Archive of the Webinar





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