k-12 professional development

Language of Inquiry & Argumentation Hybrid Course

Language of Inquiry & Argumentation Hybrid Course

Program Description

Get ready for the new state science standards! 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 use reading, writing and argumentation to achieve their goals 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.

“The organization and materials flow of the face-to-face course days completely supported the on-line assignments. The initial exposure, and then being required to incorporate skills and protocols into classroom instruction, significantly improved my teaching.” ~SJ, 2018 course participant


For practicing 6-12 grade teachers.

Date and Time

Summer Face-to-Face (at Museum)

June 19-21, 2019 (8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

Six Week Online Course

September 1 -October 12, 2019

Final Face-to-Face (at Museum)

October 12, 2019 (8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

Cost and Credit

Cost: $300 (includes textbook, materials, free meals, presenters, on-line feedback, and fabulous prizes)

Credit: 3.0 graduate-level re-licensure credits 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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