Wednesday, June 22, 2022
What is inquiry? How do we use writing to build an inquiry community?
9:30 - 10:00
Welcome and Reviewing Yesterday's Reflections
Identify one sentence, one phrase, and one word.
Read a sentence aloud in a circle, followed by a phrase and then a word without comment.
Reflect on the text rendering protocol experience:
What themes stood out to you?
What about the experience worked for you?
10:00 - 11:00
Morning Reading: Whose Core is It?
As you read, think about what resonates with you. Also, consider what tensions and/or challenges emerge for you as you think about your own teaching.
Discuss importance of practitioner inquiry.
Learn from Dina's inquiry: teaching "within, against, and beyond."
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch and Reading
1:00 - 2:00
Using Writing + Primary Sources to Build an Inquiry Community
Introduce today's focus question: What is inquiry? How do we use writing to build an inquiry community?
This question can help us think about...
inquiries we might pursue with students
inquiries into our teaching practice that we might pursue in community with other practitioners
As whole group, analyze a primary source that might help us think about:
What does it mean to be part of a community?
What do we like about our community?
Is there something we might change?
What might it look like to try to make our community better?
Facilitator models writing down what teachers see, think, and wonder about
Thinking routines used:
Write down questions (from the ones we already generated, that students generated, or that they haven't shared yet) that they think could drive further investigations
Using JamBoard, analyze additional primary sources that could help us think about the first photo we analyzed
Here's what one third grader saw, thought, and wondered about the same images
After analyzing sources, students might be interested in investigating their questions (and our unit focus questions) further with secondary sources
2:00 - 2:30
Practitioner Inquiry and Using Writing to Build an Inquiry Community
Since 1986, the Philadelphia Writing Project’s Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) on Writing and Literacy has supported teachers in developing an inquiry stance on teaching practice.
Today's focus question: What is (practitioner) inquiry? How do we use writing to build an inquiry community?
Opportunities for Inquiry
What spaces are there for engaging in inquiry with others?
Annual Celebration of Writing and Literacy
Using Primary Sources to Support Civically Engaged Argument Writing
Seminar on the Construction of Race
Poetry Inside Out
2:45 - 3:00
Closing and Afternoon Activities
Add a word to a shared slide to describe how you are feeling after day 2.
Reading to Prepare for Day 3: