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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.
Posted on February 25, 2013
Moving from Standards to Practice Conference presentations can be found by selecting the Presentations and Publications tab.
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
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
Posted on September 15, 2009
In 2008-2009, the data from the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test show a clear difference among the growth seen on Virtual Control Group (students from other districts with similar demographic composition), the Control Group (non-participating teachers from Greenville County), and the Study Group (participants in the Inquiry in Motion program). Specifically, the data show that the students of participating teachers significantly outperformed the students of non-participating teachers from their same school. Both groups also exceeded the performance of students from the virtual control group. These trends were seen for student performance in both science content and science process. The implication is that as the quantity and quality of inquiry-based instruction improves so to does student achievement.
Posted on August 17, 2008
The new Inquiry in Motion Dynamic Lesson Planning Tool is available to math and science teachers. The lessons contained within this site use the 4E x 2 Instructional Model as the framework. Link to Site