InqSchls in Cleveland Metro Schools

On March 16th, a five person Inquiry Schools team kicked off a three year engagement to support Inquiry Based School Redesign with eight PK-8 schools in the Cleveland Metro School District.

With over 300 attendees for the professional development day, Zac Chase led the cohort through an introduction to what inquiry can create in the classroom. The teachers then spent the day with Zac Chase, Kristin Hokanson, Lisa Manross and Kimberly Sheppard to investigate effective questioning, instructional methods and assessments for learning. Diana Laufenberg worked with the leadership teams on managing change, inspiring teacher learning and the logistics of the project.

At the end of the day we were equal parts excited and exhausted, thrilled to set about the school based work that was yet to begin. We look forward to our first school visits at the end of the week when we will be working with Case School, Mound STEM School, H Barbara Booker Elementary and Sunbeam.