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Engaging Students Through Inquiry with Kimberly L. Mitchell

Date: Tuesday - October 29, 2019
Location: Charles Wright Academy (Tacoma, WA)



Engaging Students Through Inquiry with Kimberly L. Mitchell

Charles Wright Academy (Tacoma, WA)


 Workshop Presentation Slides



Arrival: Attendees should plan to arrive a few minutes early to pick up name tags and settle in.


Meals: A light breakfast and lunch will be provided


Join author and professor, Kimberly Mitchell, as she leads participants through several powerful inquiry-based exercises, including Impromptu Networking, Provocative Statements, the Question Formulation Technique, Troika, Heard, Seen, Respected, and Spiral Journaling. Each exercise is designed to engage students in deeper thinking, appreciative inquiry, and question-asking; and can be adapted for K-12 classrooms and with adults in professional development sessions. 


Experience Inquiry Interactive Work Book

Part workbook, part reflective journal, Experience Inquiry guides you through the 'inquiry five' strategies using 50 activities that are designed for individual reflection, small group PLCs and with students at all levels. Don't just read about inquiry, experience it!

All attendees will receive a copy of the book.



Kimberly Lasher Mitchell, Founder, Inquiry Partners

Kimberly experienced her first inquiry-based lesson watching a colleague at Colegio Americano International School in Quito, Ecuador over twenty years ago. She's been hooked ever since!

After years of working as a teacher, principal, grant maker and instructional coach, she started Inquiry Partners in 2014 to broaden her reach.

Kimberly teaches several undergraduate courses at the University of Washington's College of Education in Seattle. She is a former IB principal, Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Director at Teach for All, and a frequent speaker and presenter on inquiry-based instruction around the world. She is a graduate of Stanford University's Education Administration and Policy program.



NWAIS Attendees

Early Bird (By September 24, 2019): $165

Late (September 24, 2019): $195


Non-NWAIS Attendees:

$230 (anytime)


Your registration must be complete and payment must be postmarked or received by the appropriate deadline to be eligible for the early bird discount.

• For online registrations with payment by check, payment must be postmarked by deadline date.

• Online registrations paid by credit card must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date.



Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by October 22, 2019 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after October 22, 2019 are ineligible for any refund.



NWAIS Is Going Paperless.
All program materials will be provided electronically.

If there are pre-event materials, they will be sent to you via email about a week prior to the event. Please bring a internet connected device, download the materials in advance or print out the digital materials and bring them with you. We will not have hard-copy packets for attendees on-site.



Attendees Will Be Eligible For 5 Clock Hours And / Or STARS Credits

Attendees from NWAIS member schools receive clock hours and STARS free of charge. For those not affiliated with a member school, there is a $10 processing fee for Clock Hours and for STARS Credits. The original clock hours form or your STARS certificate will be mailed back to you for your records. If you need to petition another agency for credits or you would like a certificate for your files, NWAIS is happy to provide one upon request at no charge.



NWAIS May Help Cover Travel Costs

The NWAIS travel reimbursement policy is designed to reimburse candidate and accredited member schools for some travel costs. This policy applies to a school’s total travel expenses (not the cost of rooms and meals), no matter how many people the school sends to the workshop. If your school spends more than $150 dollars on travel for this event and is traveling a distance greater than 250 miles you will be reimbursed a percentage of your expenses. Click here for more details




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