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Teacher Inquiry Program

What is Teacher Inquiry?

  • It is a professional development opportunity for a group of teachers to collaborate on an inquiry topic they develop that is related to the current BCTF Priorities. Participants investigate an inquiry question and reflect on their project.
  • It includes a process that involves professional learning communities where participants decide on the focus of the inquiry.
  • The Teacher Inquiry Program (TIP) involves reflection of lived experiences, open-ended questions, collaboration of colleagues, professional conversations, extending understanding of practice through critical discourse, planning and initiating action for change, and distributed leadership.
  • BCTF facilitators help guide participants through the inquiry process in six half-day sessions: Introduction to the teacher inquiry process, Teachers develop and refine an inquiry question, Teachers carry out the inquiry question (research / data collection), Teachers synthesize and analyze the findings of the inquiry project, Teachers plan, prepare, and finalize the project, Teachers share / present and celebrate the inquiry project process. 

TIP Information

These short videos provide further information about TIP from facilitators and teacher participants who are sharing their experiences of how inquiry is helping and transforming teaching practice and professional development.

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