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New joint ASCD / NSTA publication

Posted on October 28, 2013

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms has just been released for purchase. The book seeks to assist teachers in the transformation of practice toward greater effectiveness with inquiry-based instruction in K-12 science and math classrooms.

ASCD Webinar

Posted on October 28, 2013

Tuesday, October 29 from 2:00-3:00 EST, Jeff Marshall will be facilitating a webinar entitled, Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms, that is free to all ASCD members. For those who missed the webinar, it will be archived on the ASCD wesite at www.ASCD.org.

EQUIP App has arrived!!!

Posted on February 25, 2013

The EQUIP (Electronic Quality of Inquiry Protocol) app is now available as a free download from the Apple Store. This app will allow teachers and leaders measure the effectiveness of inquiry-based instruction occurring in classrooms. For more details click on the Research and Evaluation Tab.

Conference PowerPoints

Posted on February 25, 2013

Moving from Standards to Practice Conference presentations can be found by selecting the Presentations and Publications tab.

Final Conference Program–Moving from Standards to Practice

Posted on February 20, 2013

On February 24 and 25, 2013, we will be hosting the Moving from Standards to Practice Conference at the Madren Center at Clemson University. Currently, over 250 participants have registered for the conference.  Final Conference Program

New Webinars

Posted on May 23, 2012

Three new webinars have been posted to the site that provide and overview of: 1) 4Ex2 Instructional Model, 2) EQUIP (observation protocol for inquiry-based instruction), and 3) WebTool (a dynamic webtool for teacher to build, share, and edit inquiry-based math and science lessons).

Casio, Clemson, and Lakeside Partnership

Posted on February 6, 2012

On February 1, 2012, Lakeside Middle in Anderson, SC, celebrated a partnership among Lakeside, Casio, and Clemson University. The assembly featured a Skype visit with Governor Haley, a short calculator lesson given by Skype from California, the Clemson Tiger and lots of door prizes. Best Buy graciously provided large-screen televisions and technical support. Casio has donated PRIZM color graphing calculators so that every student in grades six, seven, and eight will have access to this state-of-the-art technology.

Casio America, Inc. Designates Clemson University Its Center of Academic Training

Posted on June 1, 2011

Because of our focus on inquiry-based instruction, Casio America, Inc. has determined that they will organize their nationwide professional development for math teachers on some of the ideas developed through the Inquiry in Motion Institute and the Center of Excellence for Inquiry in Mathematics and Science. Of particular interest is the 4E x 2 Instructional Model, which will be used to frame lessons used in the professional development, and the use of the Inquiry in Motion website to develop and house these lessons. Casio’s professional development is designed to enrich the mathematics classroom, using graphing calculator technology to foster investigations and deeper understanding of important mathematical concepts.

2011 Professional Development Institutes

Posted on May 28, 2011

Beginning in July, math and science teachers from Anderson 4 (Riverside Middle), Anderson 5 (McCants Middle) and Oconee County School District (Walhalla Middle) will participate in a year-long professional development initiative designed to improve both inquiry-based instruction and student achievement. Funding for this program comes from the Center of Excellence for Inquiry in Math and Science.

Additionally, 10 teachers from Anderson 5 (Lakeside Middle and Southwood) will participate in a second year initiative that seeks to develop and sustain effective inquiry-based instruction within their home schools. Funding for this program comes from an NSF-CAREER grant (Award #DRL‐0952160).

NSF-CAREER Grant

Posted on January 20, 2011

In 2010, Dr. Marshall was awarded an NSF CAREER grant entitled: Creating Effective, Sustainable Inquiry-Based Instruction in Middle School Science Classrooms. This work expands existing Inquiry in Motion work and allows Professional Development Experiences to continue for second year participants. The research will measure the effectiveness in improving teacher performance and student achievement. Initial results are promising with improvements in student achievement in content knowledge and process knowledge evidenced. Funding supports this effort through 2015.