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A Community of Practice with a Focus on Inquiry and Project Based Learning

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Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 17, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Nov 21, 2017 (9:00 am to 11:30 am)
Day 3Dec 08, 2017 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Day 4Jan 23, 2018 (9:00 am to 11:30 am)
Day 5Feb 27, 2018 (9:00 am to 1:30 pm)
$250.00 (CAD) (includes a half day session with Sandra Herbst)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Spruce Grove (Greystone Centennial Middle School)
130 Greystone Drive
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Day 3St. Albert (St. Albert Inn)
156 St. Albert Trail
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Day 4Edmonton (George P. Nicholson School)
1120 113 Street NW
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Day 5Edmonton (Roberta MacAdams School)
2099 Blackmud Creek Drive SW
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Course code: 18-CR-080

Target Audience

K - 9 Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Learning Coaches, Department Heads, Vice/Assistant Principals, Principals

About this learning opportunity

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) will once again facilitate a Community of Practice with a focus on inquiry/project based learning (PBL) during the 2017/18 school year.  We have an amazing group of schools lined up!!  Participants will meet five times throughout the year to engage in professional learning that includes: visits to 3 amazing schools/classrooms to view inquiry/PBL in action, facilitated opportunities for professional dialogue, opportunities to build relationships and new networks, and processes for reflection.


  • The series will begin with a full-day orientation session.  This session will review the essential elements of inquiry; the connections between inquiry, project based learning, CTF, problem based learning and design thinking. We will also review the structure and format for this community of practice and the school visits.  You will have the opportunity to connect with/begin to build a sense of community with your colleagues. 
  • This session will include three half-day visits to Edmonton area schools.  At each school, classroom visits will focus on targeted elements of inquiry (eg.  driving question, resources, research practices, managing projects, authentic audience, incorporation of competencies).  The host teachers will pre-identify elements of learning related to inquiry/PBL and reflective questions to guide the classroom visits.  Post classroom conversations with the host teachers, will center on the pre-identified elements - teachers openly talking to teachers about instruction related to inquiry and student learning!!
  • As part of this series, you will be encouraged to implement at least one idea/strategy in your school between visits, and share your experience in that implementation at the next school visit.
  • On December 8, you will have the opportunity to attend a half day session with assessment expert, Sandra Herbst, who will share effective assessment practices related to inquiry. 
  • The last school visit will extend into a luncheon, when you will have the opportunity to consolidate your learning with your colleagues.

Join us for this authentic, practical and informative series! 



This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 36 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools. She has led AISI projects, managed teams, and has facilitated numerous sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning.  Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students.