Argumentation: The Language of Inquiry

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 presenting claim-based arguments. How can we get our students excited about this type of reading, writing and discourse every day?

The blended on-line and face-to-face 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.

Dates and Times

Summer Synchronous (6 mornings)
Monday–Thursday, June 28–July 1, 2021 (9 a.m.–noon)
Tuesday–Wednesday, July 6–7, 2021 (9 a.m.–noon)

6 Week Asynchronous Classroom Implementation
September 6 -October 17, 2021

Fall Synchronous (at Museum for locals)
Saturday, October 16, 2021 (8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)


For practicing 6-12 grade teachers.

Cost and Credit

COST: $300 

CREDIT: At the completion of all required coursework participants will receive:

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


2.0 graduate-level relicensure credits + CLDE Certificate of 15 Hours


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

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]


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