This workshop features a secondary ADI example that promotes Three-Dimensional science instruction both face to face and at a distance. ADI, or Argument-Driven Inquiry, is an 8-stage instructional approach where students plan and carry out their own investigations and can be integrated into any STEM curriculum Grades 3-12.
This session is an introduction to a new approach to science instruction called Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI). Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) is an innovative instructional model, based on current research about how people learn science and is designed to foster the development of science proficiency. ADI works well within existing curriculum in place of more traditional lab investigations. Teachers can use this instructional approach to provide students with authentic and educative lab activities that will enable them to learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts and scientific practices that they need to know to explain natural phenomena and also gives students an opportunity to learn how to read, write, and speak in the context of science. Argument-Driven Inquiry makes labs educative for students by providing them opportunities to share, critique and revise their ideas throughout the laboratory experience. These types of opportunities, which make the learning environment more student-, assessment-, and community-centered, help students learn. Recommended for Novice and Advanced-level practitioners.
Leeanne Gleim is a pilot teacher and co-author in the Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology and Life Science Books. She is passionate about supporting teachers with rigorous and equitable science instruction for grades 3-12.