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Multi-Day Institute:
Teaching with Student-Directed Inquiry: Pathways to Literacy, Empathy, Achievement, and Action

Presented by Sara Ahmed, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Cornelius Minor, Nancy Steineke and Kristin Ziemke

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An Intensive Professional Learning Institute for K–12 Educators

Join us in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend for a practical and personal institute with five outstanding authors and teacher consultants.

Educators all face the same dilemma: how can we help our students develop into thoughtful, curious, lifelong learners while building the foundational knowledge they will need to meet standards and conquer high-stakes tests? Let's find our own next steps, as we continue the shift from sit-still rote learning toward more challenging and engaging inquiry.

This institute is a mix of keynote sessions, breakout workshops, inquiry ventures, and "homeroom" meetings. Our watchword is curiosity, and we'll indulge our own as we work to honor kids' questions about the curriculum and about their own wonderings. You'll spend part of each day in groups that match your area of expertise: high school, middle school, intermediate grades, or primary. You'll also join a team of colleagues in a tech-enabled, multidisciplinary inquiry project, drawing on the extraordinary sights, sounds, people, and history of the Santa Fe area itself. As curious adults, we will experience everything we want our students to do, firsthand; all along the way, we are making the practical translations to back-home realities.


The following strands, which link back to the seven fundamental structures of best practice, will be woven throughout the institute and into keynote addresses, job-alike, and breakout workshops:

  • Reading and Writing—Lessons that develop deeper thinking, build knowledge, and invite kids to engage with the world.
  • Teaching with Inquiry—Four types of student inquiries and 10 ways to find time for them.
  • Social-Academic Lessons—Explicit lessons in creating a supportive climate of classroom harmony, productive discussion, and responsible small-group work all year long.
  • Just-Right Technology—The right tools for the job—selecting and using technologies that truly enhance thinking and interaction in the classroom.
  • Including Everyone—Supporting English language learners, students with special needs, kids who are shy or introverted, and those who struggle.
  • Instructional Leadership—Guidance on how to promote change and implement best practice teaching for principals, coaches, and curriculum specialists.

Who Should Attend?

  • Classroom teachers K-12
  • Literacy/instructional coaches
  • Reading/writing specialists
  • Technology coordinators
  • Principals
  • District leaders
  • Teacher educators

Pricing Information

The cost of this institute is $955.00 per person and includes the following:

  • a handout collection designed specifically for this institute
  • breakfast each day
  • lunch on Saturday
  • a closing dinner on Sunday
  • a personalized certificate of attendance with a value of 2.0 CEU credits or 20 class participation hours.

For a group of three or more registering at the same time we offer a group rate of $915.00 per person.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

01/12/2018-01/15/2018 - Santa Fe, NM

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Availability: Available When: 01/12/2018 - 01/15/2018 Where:
Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Special Room Rates:
Single: $104.00
Double: $104.00
(You must mention you are attending a Heinemann event.)
Reservation Phone: +1(866)582-1646
Reservations must be made by 12/22/2017.
Closest Airport: Albuquerque International Sunport

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