2019 Train the Trainer Institute - Denver

  • Dates:
  • Jan. 3 - 5, 2019 (Thursday-Saturday)
  • Time:
  • 8:00 am – 4:00pm each day
  • Location:
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 2001 Colorado Blvd
  • Denver, CO 80205

Dates & Time

  • Jan. 3 - 5, 2019
  • Thursday-Saturday
  • 8:00 am – 4:00pm, each day


  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 2001 Colorado Blvd
  • Denver, CO 80205

Registration fee

$1595 per person (Register by: 10/31/18), $1695 per person (Registrations after: 10/31/18)

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2019 Train the Trainer Institute, Denver

This three-day institute is designed to help district science supervisors, instructional coaches and science teachers develop the knowledge and skills needed to be able to host an ADI introductory workshops for teachers in their own district. The introductory workshops are designed to introduce teachers to the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. ​

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Days 1 and 2

Learn about ADI by participating in the ADI Introductory Two Day 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.

Day 3

Practice teaching a portion of an Introductory ADI workshop

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

Plan an ADI Introductory 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

  • 3 Days of hands-on ADI Training (8 hours each day) in Denver, Colorado.
  • 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 presenter.
  • 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
  • Two ADI Lab Kits (both labs will be demonstrated during the training)​

Travel Information

Airport Information

​If you are traveling from out of town, the Denver International Airport is 23 miles away.

Hotel Information

If needed, please make your own hotel reservations. Hotels near the Denver Museum of Nature and Science:

Presenter Information


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.

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