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Inquiry Illuminated: Researcher's Workshop Across the Curriculum

Presented By Brad Buhrow and Anne Goudvis

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Webinar Dates:

Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 6:00pm–7:15pm Eastern Standard Time.

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 (Archived)
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 (Archived)
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020

Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants within two business days of each live session.


Inquiry is a way of life. When we immerse kids in compelling content and share an inquiry process that teaches them how to do research and ultimately take the helm, they can't resist learning and diving deeper.

We have reader's and writer's workshop, so why not researcher's workshop? In this webinar series, participants will build a solid understanding of the inquiry process and researcher's workshop. Using the inquiry frameworks detailed in the popular book Inquiry Illuminated (also by Stephanie Harvey), coauthors Anne, Brad, and their colleague Karen Halverson will demonstrate how reading, writing and research lessons and strategies play out in primary and intermediate classrooms. Classroom video of inquiries in action, kids' work samples, and interactive discussion will support teachers to implement researcher's workshop in their classrooms with their curricular topics.

The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series:

Session 1:

  • Breathe new life into content and research topics by thinking creatively about possibilities for inquiries in science, social studies and language arts. Frame inquiries with essential questions and enduring understandings.
  • Discuss and reflect on the six cornerstones that are the foundation of researcher’s workshop.
  • Focus on gradually releasing the inquiry process over time, so kids (and teachers!) are successful.

Session 2:

  • Explore core reading, writing and collaboration lessons that give kids tools for research and investigation.
  • Highlight and share ways kids can coalesce their new learning and take it public through written, artistic, oral and dramatic responses and projects.
  • Differentiate lessons and practices according to student learning needs and interests.

Session 3:

  • Use the section "Designing Inquiries:¬†Questions to Consider When Planning an Inquiry" to map out lessons and practices integral to each phase of the inquiry framework: Immerse, Investigate, Coalesce and Take Public.
  • Consider how we move through launching and guiding inquiries into more independent research over time.
  • Celebrate and create plans to share and reflect on our inquiries and continue to learn from one another.


Anne Goudvis has coauthored, with Stephanie Harvey, several resources on comprehension instruction, including The Comprehension Toolkits (Primary and Intermediate). They coauthored with Brad Buhrow the new book that informs this series, Inquiry Illuminated: Researcher's Workshop Across the Curriculum. Brad is a second grade teacher and webinar co-presenter. Karen Halverson is a sixth grade teacher—both in the Boulder Valley School District.

Who should participate?

Classroom teachers of grades K-6, content specialists, librarians, administrators, literacy coaches, and curriculum coordinators.


The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $159.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series.


It is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Inquiry Illuminated: Researcher's Workshop Across the Curriculum. If you do not own a copy you may purchase it from our website, here: Inquiry Illuminated: Researcher's Workshop Across the Curriculum.


Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in.

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Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100.

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