Days 1 and 2

Learn about ADI by participating in the ADI 102 workshop.

  • Experience two different ADI lab investigations from start to finish.
  • Learn about the nature of arguments in science.
  • See how ADI is aligned with state and national standards for Science and English-Language Arts.
  • Learn about ways to support the needs of different students during each stage of the approach.

Days 3 and 4

Practice teaching a portion of one ADI 101 or ADI 102 workshop

  • Try out what you have learned.
  • Get feedback from the course instructor.

Plan an ADI 101 and/or AD1 102 workshop under the guidance of the institute instructor

  • Determine when to offer it and who should attend.
  • Discuss ways to get teacher buy in.
  • Preparing for potential obstacles to implementation.

Costs & What's Included

Included in your registration

  • 4 Days of hands-on ADI Training (7 hours each day) in Dallas, Texas with Dr. Victor Sampson.
  • Training materials to take with you to help you train teachers in your school or district (includes handouts and ADI Training PowerPoint) with a license to use the training materials for two years.
  • Trainer Pack ($270 value).
  • One ADI book of your choice.
  • Daily Q & A session with the author and creator of ADI, Dr. Victor Sampson.
  • ADI 501 Trainer Certification.
  • 10% Discount for you and your colleagues at the ADI Store.
  • Morning & Afternoon Snacks.
  • All day beverages (coffee and tea).

Trainer Pack Includes:

  • Group Lanyards Large Class Pack
  • Back Pocket Question Cards
  • 4 Pack of ADI Posters
  • Life Science Argument Cards
  • Physical Science Argument Cards
  • Peer Review Cards
  • Teacher Question Cards
  • Physical Science Unknown Properties Lab Kit and Life Science Osmosis Lab Kit (both labs will be demonstrated during the training)​

Travel Information

Airport Information

​If you are traveling from out of town, the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is 11 miles away and the Dallas Love Field Airport is 23 miles away.

Hotel Information

The Hyatt Place is offering a group rate to ADI Train the Trainer Participants through 6/1/18. The Hyatt Place provides hotel guests with a free airport shuttle to the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport as well as the free shuttle will take you within 5 miles of the hotel.

  • Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Hurst
  • 1601 Hurst Town Center Drive., Hurst, Texas 76054
  • Group Name: Argument Driven Inquiry
  • Group Code: ADI
  • Dates: Check-in: July 15, 2018 | Check-out: July 19, 2018

Presenter Information


Dr. Victor Sampson (creator of Argument-Driven Inquiry) is an Associate Professor of Science Education and the Director of the Center for STEM Education at the University of Texas in Austin. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2007. Dr. Sampson specializes in argumentation, assessment, and teacher professional development in science education. He has received several awards for his scholarship, including the 2008 Outstanding Dissertation award and the 2012 Early Career award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.


Ashley Murphy is the Director of Professional Learning at Argument-Driven Inquiry. She is a former middle school teacher in one of the first districts in the nation to adopt the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. She used ADI to transform lab experiences in her 6th, 7th, 8th, and Honors Biology classrooms and implemented ADI across multiple grade levels and content areas. She also has experience implementing ADI in classrooms with students who have IEPs or need additional support. She found that ADI helped her students become more engaged in the processes and practices of science and she enjoyed watching their abilities to design investigations and write scientifically increase.

Register for the 2018 Train the Trainer Institute