Elementary Teachers Attend PYP Inquiry Workshop

PYP workshop attendees

June 12, 2017—Thirty-one elementary teachers from each of Shaker's elementary schools attended a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Workshop June 6-7 at the High School to learn more about enriching Shaker's youngest students through inquiry. 

Inquiry is the hallmark teaching strategy endorsed by the International Baccalaureate, and is valued in each of its PreK-12 programmes. Through inquiry, students' natural curiosity is engaged with open-ended questions, research, hypothesis-making, and testing ideas. Done well, inquiry helps students grow their content knowledge in addition to the 21st-century skills which are necessary in today's world. By learning about inquiry through inquiry themselves, these teachers are poised to engage our PYP learners' curiosity and passion for learning like never before:

Boulevard Elementary
Lauren Rollins, 1st grade
Cathy Grieshop, 1st grade
Kathy Eagleton, 2nd grade

Fernway Elementary
Jennifer Vail, Kindergarten
Jamie Harden, 1st grade
Wendy McGuffin-Cawley, Art
Lena Paskewitz, 3rd grade
Andree Hassell, 2nd grade
Ellen Battle, 2nd grade
Jim Belk, Special Ed

Lomond Elementary
Beth Bihuniak, PE
Veronica Malone, 4th grade
Alexandria Royal, 3rd grade
Lynn Marencik, Kindergarten
Karen Gainford, 2nd grade
Adam Mortus, 1st grade
Steve Smith, 3rd grade
Laurie Sullivan, 1st grade
Gretchen Hess, 2nd grade

Mercer Elementary
Kara Horvat, Intervention Specialist
Nicole Smith, 3rd grade
Megan Sluser, Reading Specialist

Onaway Elementary
Denise Brown, IB Coordinator
Anne Ouellette, 4th grade
Dawn Rivers, Library
Marcie Denton, Kindergarten
Kenya Gest, 2nd grade
Connie Scott, 2nd grade
John Rudell, KRP

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