Professional learning is the means by which teachers, administrators and other school and system employees acquire, enhance or refine the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to create and support high levels of learning for all students. Professional learning, professional development, staff development, and inservice training are synonymous terms. In order for students to learn and perform at high levels, educators must be learning virtually all of the time. Optimal professional learning is standards-based, results-driven, systemic, ongoing, and embedded into the daily routine of educators. The purpose of professional learning is quality learning and superior performance for all students and staff.Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI)Forsyth County Schools is offering an Introduction to the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model workshop on July 19th from 8:30 - 4:00 or July 20th from 8:30 - 3:30 at Forsyth Central High School.There is also a Lunch and Learn for teachers experienced with ADI, July 19th, 11:45am-1:15. Bring your lunch or just join the discussion to learn some next steps and brainstorm any challenges discovered with ADI implementation.
Participants teaching grades 3-12 will:· discuss limitations of typical laboratory instruction· learn why ADI develops the knowledge and skills they need to be proficient in science· explore the ADI instructional model· participate in all 8 stages of an actual ADI lab investigation from start to finish· reflect on their experiences during the lab investigation· distinguish scientific arguments· see how ADI is aligned with state standards for Science and English-Language Arts.