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Introductory Workshops

Our introductory workshops are designed to provide educators with a foundational understanding of the Argument-Driven Inquiry instructional model.

Introduction to ADI Workshops

Our introductory workshops are designed to provide educators with a foundational understanding of the ADI instructional model. We provide hands-on, learner-centered professional learning experiences that help participants develop the experience and knowledge they need to feel confident using or supporting the use of ADI in classrooms. The table below outlines the elements of our one day, two day, and three day introductory workshops.

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One Day Introduction to ADI

During a One-Day Introduction to ADI Workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the limitations of traditional laboratory instruction and how ADI can help all students develop the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science,
  • participate in an ADI investigation from start to finish,
  • have the opportunity to reflect on their experience and ask questions; and
  • receive additional instruction on some of the most common questions about ADI, including how to create high-quality scientific arguments and how to effectively manage time during an ADI investigation.

Two-Day Introduction to ADI

Our Two-Day Introduction to ADI Workshop includes all of the elements of our one-day workshop, plus time to:

  • investigate how the previous day’s ADI investigation aligns with state science, math, and English-Language Arts standards,
  • participate in a second ADI investigation from start to finish (participating in two ADI investigations affords participants the time to reflect on their learning); and
  • identify modifications and scaffolds to benefit students as they engage in ADI.

Three-Day Introduction to ADI

Our Three-Day Introduction to ADI Workshop includes all of the elements of our two-day workshop, plus time to:

  • gain ADI teaching experience by preparing for and rehearsal teaching at least one stage of an ADI investigation; and
  • reflect upon the ADI teaching process and adjust their approaches before using ADI in the classroom.