Teacher Inquiry plays an important role in the research mission of the school and plays a critical role in school improvement. Teachers engage in classroom-based research projects throughout the year and share findings and new questions in a culminating round-table event. Inquiry topics grow out of questions of practice from within the classroom and range from reading to technology to non-traditional AP students. P.K. Yonge faculty engage in their own formalized inquiry research projects throughout the year or collaborate with inquirer colleagues to hone wonderings/questions, analyze data, and describe findings.
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Inquiries and Investigations Symposium - September 20th, 2017
Each year we host an Annual Inquiries and Investigations Symposium as a way to showcase and share work taking place through the inquiry cycle. Presenters and attendees are treated to an afternoon of conversation and reflection around innovations underway in our P.K. Yonge classrooms.
Presenters lead a round-table conversation devoted to their inquiry work that took place throughout the prior year. All College of Education faculty & doctoral students are invited and all P.K. Yonge faculty attend. Listen to P.K. Yonge teachers talk about current areas of focus and development through Teacher Inquiry, listen to College of Education researchers talk about their projects, and mingle with future research partners.
Date: TBD 2018 2017
Opening Session | Performing Arts Center
Round-table Presentations | Elementary Building
Proposed Schedule: 12:45pm-3:15pm
- 12:45-1:30pm – Opening Session | PAC |
- 1:30-2:50pm – Round-table Presentations | Elementary Building
1:40-2:00 Round 1
2:05-2:25 Round 2
2:30-2:50 Round 3
- 2:50-3:15pm Sharing, Debriefing, and Feedback | Elementary Building
Inquiries, Investigations, and Innovations
Teacher inquiry projects are carried out yearly and presented at an annual event attended by all P. K. Yonge faculty and partners from the UF College of Education. Projects are carried out by P.K. Yonge faculty, College of Education Faculty, and interns at P. K. Yonge. Inquiry projects are carried out by individuals or in collaborative groups.