k-12 professional development

Argumentation- The Language of Inquiry (Hybrid Course)

Argumentation- The Language of Inquiry (Hybrid Course)

Program Description

Take Wonder to the next level!  In this course, you will see that literacy is not just “one more thing to teach” but a powerful tool to strengthen your science and social studies instruction without sacrificing any of the excitement and deep thinking that comes from direct experiential learning. Professional scientists and social scientists unravel mysteries by creating and present claim-based arguments. How can we get our students excited about this type of reading, writing, and discourse every day?

The face-to-face and on-line coursework focuses on how your students can enrich their learning and sense-making using non-fiction text, scientific writing, graphic literacy, and productive discourse. Have fun as you observe, practice, plan and implement research-based strategies that support all learners.


For practicing 6-12 grade teachers.

Date and Time

Summer Face-to-Face (at Museum)
June 24-26, 2020 (8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)

Six Week Online Course
September 7 -October 18, 2020

Final Face-to-Face (at Museum)
October 17, 2020 (8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

Cost and Credit

COST: $300 (includes breakfast, lunch, texts, materials and on-line coaching for 6 weeks)

CREDIT: 3.0 Graduate Level Re-licensure Credits  Included (through the Colorado School of Mines)


Group Size

40 educators

Special Requirements

Children cannot be accommodated in Teachers Professional Development Programs; no exceptions. Participants who arrive with children will not be admitted to the program.

Registration Information

Registration is required. Click the "Book Now" button or call 303.370.6000. Registration closes three days prior to the start date of the program. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail [email protected]


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

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