Wed, May 10, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am

VIRTUAL: The Magic of Inquiry-Based Learning

Foster the love of learning in OST! The Magic of Inquiry Based Learning training shows you how to deliver fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math) activities in your OST setting through best practice strategies such as the 5E’s Instructional Method. Prepare to bring the magic to OST! 


Upon successful completion of this training series and follow up assignment(s), the participant will earn 1.5 clock hours (.2 CEUs) of training.


Training Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Define inquiry-based learning.
  2. Utilize the 5E’s instructional method to facilitate science activities in OST.

Core Competencies Addressed

Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum: Entry Level and Level 1, 2, 3

4.B.-Design and implement a curriculum to enhance cognitive development

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth: Entry Level and Level 1, 2, 3

5.A.- Promote meaningful engagement, leadership, and guidance of the children/youth

Primary QIS Scales Addressed

II-J Active Learning

1 The activities involve youth in engaging with (creating, combining, reforming) materials or ideas or improving a skill through guided practice.

III-O Furthering Learning

3 Staff encourage young people to deepen or extend their knowledge or thinking (e.g., staff ask open-ended questions that encourage young people to analyze; define a problem.