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 inquiry-based 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 On-line Workshop (Synchronous)June 22-25 & June 29-30, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) Fall Online Lesson Implementation (Asynchronous)September 7–October 18, 2020 Final Face-to-Face (at the Museum)October 17, 2020 (8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) Grade For practicing 5-12 grade teachers. Cost and Credit COST: $175 (includes university credit, textbook,, materials, and on-line coaching for 6 weeks) CREDIT: At the completion of all required coursework participants will receive both: 2 Graduate Level University Credit Hours and A Certificate for 15 hrs toward CLDE certification NEED CLD CREDITS FOR RELICENSURE? Note: This course fulfills several of the new English Learner Requirements for re-licensure. In fact, one of our instructors is a district ELD coach! At the completion of this course, a certificate for 15 of your 45 required CDE hours for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education will be provided, Group Size 40 educators Course Instructors Tim BlesseTeacher Programs CoordinatorDenver Museum of Nature & Science Mimi AllenDistrict ELD CoachGarfield School District No. Re-2 Molly DunnMuseum EducatorMasters Degree StudentGifted and Talented EducationUniversity of Northern Colorado Special Requirements Children cannot be accommodated in face-to-face Teachers Professional Development Programs; at the museum, 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] Payment All programs require payment at time of registration.