Symposium Workshop and Keynote
Diving Into Inquiry
Teacher, Blogger, Author
What do you truly love to do?
That single question put educator Trevor MacKenzie and a struggling student on an unintended and life-changing journey of inquiry, discovery, and meaningful learning. It was a journey that completely reshaped the way MacKenzie leads his classroom.
With the belief that all students deserve a chance to dig into their passions and curiosities, MacKenzie has created a scaffolded approach to personalized learning by identifying the Types of Student Inquiry: Structured, Controlled, Guided, and Free Inquiry. Each type requires students take progressively more control over their own learning. This inquiry-based learning model equips students to become lifelong learners.
Want to make learning more meaningful in your classroom? Looking to better prepare your students for the world of tomorrow? Keen to help learners create authentic connections to the world around them? The pre-conference workshop, Dive Into Inquiry, beautifully helps educators marry the voice and choice of inquiry with the structure and support required to optimise learning for students and get the results educators desire. Through this workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of how to best support your learners as they shift from a traditional learning model into the inquiry classroom where student agency is fostered and celebrated each and every day.
Who is Trevor MacKenzie?
Trevor MacKenzie is an author and award winning English teacher who believes that it is a magical time to be an educator. By increasing student agency over learning, weaving in strong pedagogy, transformative tech use, and sharing learning to a public audience, Trevor’s learners are ready to take on important roles in the 21st century.
Trevor uses technology to enhance his teaching as he experiments with the flipped classroom, self-directed and inquiry-based learning, iPad Ed, and exploring student blogging as a means to reflect on their learning. He strives to make learning public and meaningful and support innovation and connectedness amongst educators.
Trevor is the author of Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice. We will have copies of his book available at the symposium for sale and for a book signing.
Trevor MacKenzie Blog
Don’t miss the book signing with Trevor MacKenzie! We are pleased to present this symposium as an opportunity for educators to gain practical skills to immediately implement in the classroom. The symposium is a great opportunity to learn from your colleagues, and share your experiences, ideas and success stories.