Sara Wellwood


The Buddhist parable of the 'blind men and the elephant' offers a colorful way to make sense of the notion of collaborative inquiry. 

By sharing their experiences in a participatory manner, they could arrive at a more comprehensive truth than their own perspectives allow, isolated from each other. 

Learning Goal - Learners in the room have a professional understanding of Collaborative Inquiry/Job-embedded Professional Development and why it is a highly beneficial practice. 

*My goal is to motivate you to seek out an opportunity to be part of self-directed Professional Development as soon as possible!


Teachers, Administration


- Individuals who are willing to take action, time/effort commitment

- Sense of ownership



PD that doesn't stop at 1 (not just consumers)

It's a professional way of being


-Starts with observation, data

- Meeting

- After assessment for/of



"Through collaborative inquiry, teachers integrate new knowledge and understanding of student learning and classroom instruction into their existing knowledge of professional practice."

- Recognizes the role of teachers in school improvement 

Why? (cont...)

What do we know?

- Job-embedded teacher professional development increases teacher ability to reach more students

- Questioning increases student success

-Student voice increases success

*We are engaging teachers as learners.

Other resources you should check out:

- No More Bad Coffee: Professional Development That Honors Teachers: Sheryl Chard at TEDxABQED

- Teacher Inquiry Project: Math Manipulatives, Digital Story

- Introduction to Collaborative Inquiry

- Collaborative Inquiry

- Collaborative Inquiry A Facilitator's Guide

Avenues of Professional Development 

-Aboriginal (Indigenous) Education

-Assessment For Learning (CAfLN)


-Action-Oriented Tasks

(like Kahoot, but without "game show" feel)

- Login as student

Room code is ZKGTZBZM

Sara Wellwood


Create a presentation like this one
Share it on social medias
Share it on your own
Share it on social medias
Share it on your own

How to export your presentation

Please use Google Chrome to obtain the best export results.

How to export your presentation

Collaborative Inquiry Sparks Learning

by smwellwood


Public - 6/18/16, 1:01 AM