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  • We, now more than ever, need to do more to support anti-racist teaching and learning. Far too often, students of color are viewed as inferior or broken by our education system. They have labels placed on them such as "at-risk" or "behind" and are segregated into specific classes or programs that are supposed to "fix" something about them. They rarely have an opportunity to participate in a rigorous and...

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Juliet Walls

  • Name: Juliet Walls
  • District: Clayton County
  • Grade/Subject: 5th Grade Science and Social Studies
  • Twitter Handle: @juliet_walls

Q: How and when did you learn about ADI?

Summer of 2018 district provided summer conference training. I was looking for a workshop that was interactive and that I could bring back to my classroom. I attended that week-long Introduction...

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Round Rock ISD

Q: How did ADI first come to the attention of RRISD?

Our district science specialist attended a Texas Science Education Leadership Association meeting at ESC Region 13 in Austin, TX where Vic Sampson facilitated a session on ADI. The eight stages gave our team a vision for what inquiry-based instruction could look like in the science classroom in a step-by-step framework for doing science.

A clear understanding of...

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Lake Dallas ISD Prize

  • Name: Angel Buchanan
  • District: Lake Dallas ISD
  • Role: Campus Instructional Coach and Testing Coordinator, Lake Dallas Elementary
  • Twitter Handle: @angel3may

Q: How and when did you learn about ADI?

One of our 8th-grade teachers was using Argument-Driven Inquiry and loved the model so our...

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Our featured teacher for January 2020 is Andrea Harrison. Andrea is a 7th-grade teacher in Frisco ISD, and you can find lots of great pictures of her students doing ADI on Twitter at @mommaloveslanda!

Q: How and when did you learn about ADI?

I first started with ADI in 2014 in a chemistry class when it was being rolled out with my district in McKinney, Texas....

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Cassie in her classroom

Our featured teacher for December 2019 is Cassie Weilmuenster. Cassie is a 4th-grade teacher in Magnolia ISD, and you can find lots of great pictures of her students doing ADI on Twitter at @teachscrabble!

Q: How and when did you learn about ADI?

I learned about ADI last year before school began. This is a district decision to have 3-6th grade implement...

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  • Name: D’Anna Muhammad
  • District: Clayton Public Schools
  • Role: K-12 Science Instructional Lead

How did you become interested in ADI?

I was first introduced to ADI as it was being introduced to Clayton County science teachers. I was a classroom teacher at the time, so I was part of the first cohort of teachers using ADI here in the district.

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Our featured teacher for November is Lauren Nichols, chosen for going the extra mile and securing a grant to attend an Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry. Lauren is a high school chemistry teacher Meadowcreek High School, Gwinnett Public Schools, Norcross, Georgia and is in her fifth year of teaching.

Q: How and when did you learn about ADI?

Lauren: I learned about ADI 4 years ago in my first year of...

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Train the Trainer Attendee

Paul McEwan, high school science teacher in Hoover, AL and Alabama Teacher of the Year (2017-2018), talks about using ADI in his own classroom and the change he had to make as a teacher using ADI. Paul states that, "It was really philosophical change that happened for me at the end of the second ADI"....

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Our #ADISlowChat was a great success. Thanks to everyone who participated. Most responses agreed that making mistakes is a huge part of the process and where the learning happens. We couldn't agree with you more! To see ADI happening in classrooms all over the country, follow @ArgumentDriven on Twitter.

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