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Inq-ITS Recommended Training Progression

This training progression will help get you up and running with Inq-ITS.

If you would like to attend our weekly webinars, please see our Training page

If you would rather learn about Inq-ITS on your own time, please see our Adoption page

Logistics Training #1

Ideally this training would take place before first use and would last 2 hours, however, if time is limited teachers should at a minimum have a 15 minute video training call or watch the applicable videos prior to first use.

● Inq-ITS Overview  |  document  |  video​​​​​​​

● Creating a Teacher Account  |  document  ​​​​​|  video

● Comparing Student & Teacher Experiences  |  video

● Inq-ITS Teacher Guide to Science Inquiry |  document  |  video​​​​​​​

● Assigning Activities to Students  |  video​​​​​​​

o One Assignment vs Multiple Assignments 

o Best Practices

● Available Content | document​​​​​​​  |  video

o Lab Choices

o To Pre/Post or Not?

o To Rex or Not?

● Registering Students  |  video​​​​​​​

o Best Practices

● Technical Support  |  document​​​​​​​ 

● Send to your IT Department  |  Tech Brief​​​​​​​

● ​​​​​​​Best Practices for 2019/20 School Year  |  video

Logistics Training #2

Ideally this training would occur after first use and would last 2 hours, however, if time is limited teachers should at a minimum have a 15 minute video training call or watch the applicable videos prior to second use.

● Inq-Blotter Real Time Alerts  |  document  |  video​​​​​​​

o Introduction to Inq-Blotter

● Inq-ITS Inquiry Reports  |  document​​​​​​​  |  video​​​​​​​

o Introduction to Inq-ITS Inquiry Reports

● Rex, the Real Time Tutor  |  document​​​​​​​  |  video​​​​​​​

o Introduction to Rex

● Inquiry Report Exploration  |  video

Science Practices Training

This training would require a half day of teacher time. This is a deep dive into assessment and science practices. School districts usually give PLC time or get substitute teachers in order to allow this training. This training is led either by Dr. Michael Sao Pedro or Dr. Janice Gobert.

● How Inq-ITS embeds science practices
● Auto-scoring of practices (including CER)
● Student difficulties
● Transitioning skills to hands-on labs

An APPRENDIS™ & WPI product | Research generously funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF 0733286, 1008649, 0742503) and the US Department of Education (ED R305A090170, R305A120778, EDIES15C0018, EDIES16C0014) "Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies. ​​​​​​​

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