Inquiry Academy 2.0: Language of Inquiry (Grades 3-5)


Face-to-Face Sessions
Monday, June 12– Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Six-Week Online Course
September 4–October 14, 2017 (approx. 2.5 hrs/week of classroom implementation)

Final Face-to-Face (onsite at the Museum)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.


Course fee: $300

3.0 graduate-level relicensure credits available through the Colorado School of Mines. 




Course credit requirements from the Colorado School of Mines course credit prohibit the presence of children during Teacher Professional Development Programs; no exceptions. Participants who arrive with children will not be admitted to the program. Thank you for your understanding.


Take wonder to the next level as you build your confidence in teaching science! This hybrid course shows you how the basic literacy skills you are already teaching can help your students deepen their understanding and excitement of science as a way of learning. Through face-to-face and online coursework we’ll explore hands-on ways of using nonfiction text, scientific writing, infographics, and, most important, productive discourse, just like professional scientists. Have fun as you observe, practice, and plan using research-based strategies that support and enrich all students.

This workshop is designed for teachers of grades 3-5. 

Note: There are no pre-requisites for taking this course.




Registration is required. Please call 303.370.6000, daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or click the BUY NOW button. Registration closes three days prior to the start date of the program. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail


All programs require payment at time of registration. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

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  • Q

    May I take this course for noncredit?

  • A

    No, this course is offered for credit only.

  • Q

    What if I am unable to attend all of the face-to-face portions of this workshop?

  • A

    Your attendance at all face-to-face sessions and your participation in all online portions of the course are required to meet the hour requirements for 3 graduate credits from the Colorado School of Mines.

  • Q

    Do I need to be a practicing Grade 3-5 teacher?

  • A

    Yes, you will be asked to integrate and apply course assignments into your every day teaching.


Earth, Life, Physical Science, NGSS

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