National Science Education Leadership Association
The author describes a professional development model for high school science teachers based on the framework of inquiry and science standards. The ‘Learn-TeachAssess Inquiry’ model focuses on guided inquiry labs as the central theme and builds on these labs to reinforce science concepts and abilities to understand and engage in inquiry in accordance with national/ state science standards. A professional development model for high school science teachers based on the framework of inquiry and National Science Education Standards has been developed and field tested for three years. This model requires intensive involvement of teachers and project personnel in workshops, material development, and roundthe-year follow-up school visits for a three-year cycle. The professional development improves the ability of teachers to do and understand inquiry. Consequently, teachers organize more guided inquiry labs and postlab discussion and motivate students to ask more questions in their classrooms.
Banerjee, Anil, "Teaching science using guided inquiry as the central theme: A professional development model for high school science teachers." (2010). Faculty Bibliography. 1149.