The school built on inquiry has to be ready to ask questions, real questions about process, protocols, pathways-ask questions of the traditional methods, systems and structures that are so deeply embedded into the American schooling DNA. This school builds systems and structures that are responsive to the community it serves, reflective for changing circumstances and responsible for providing a meaningful and relevant experience for the individuals that inhabit its halls. Why would a community build a school based on inquiry? What kinds of support(s) do teachers need to do their work differently? What are the most challenging aspects of transforming a school?
A week from now we will all be gathered once again at The Franklin Institute for the Friday Night panel for EduCon 2.9. The weekend will be a foray into discussions of what is working, what isn't and how we might look for new and old ways to approach our challenges in education. The Inquiry Schools team will be well represented with a whole host of sessions - we are excited to support this all volunteer, no vendor conversation style conference.