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MISIC Spring Conference – Focus on Inquiry

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


FFA Enrichment Center – Ankeny

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Registration 8:00-8:30am

Conference 8:30-3:00pm



Morning General Session: Inquiry in Action

Professionals from various fields share how inquiry is embedded in their careers and personal lives.


Lunch Keynote Session Featuring:

Katrina “Rena” Sletten, an award winner of a Brooke Owens Fellowship for women in aerospace fields, will share her personal journey as an advocate for learning science.



20+ Breakout Sessions featuring:

  • DE Science Consultant, Kris Kilibarda
  • DE Math Consultant, April Pforts
  • 2017 Teacher of the Year, Shelly Vroegh
  • MISIC Member Districts
  • the MISIC team and More!

Sessions Include:

  • Coaching for Inquiry
  • What Makes Learning Stick With Our Generation Z Learners?
  • Questioning to Support Growth in Teacher Efficacy
  • Rebooting Your PLC with an Inquiry Focus
  • Let’s Get Our Inquiry On in Middle School Math
  • Bringing Inquiry to Life in Your Science and Social Studies Classroom
  • Science Curriculum Review: Selecting Well Designed Materials to Support Inquiry
  • Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry
  • Using Text Sets to Promote Inquiry
  • Socratic Seminar: Questioning from the Ground Up
  • Should there be Zoos? Inquiry in the Language Arts Classroom (Grades 3-8)
  • Explore Social Studies Through the Lens of Compelling Questions and Intentional Unit & Lesson Design
  • Project Based Learning, Inquiry & Social Studies
  • Using MISIC Resources to Support Teachers in Teaching Inquiry
  • Using Curriculum Manager to Ensure that Students are Taught the Inquiry (and other) Standards
  • And More!

Each participant will be able to choose 4 sessions to attend during the conference.

Conference Costs

MISIC Members: $100/person

Non-MISIC Members: $195/person

Register four people from your district and the 5th person is free!
Please use the PayPal links below or bring a check with you to the conference.
MISIC members: $100/person
Non-MISIC members: $195/person

***Note: Non-Member registration costs of $95 will be credited to districts that join MISIC within the fiscal year 2017-2018.

MISIC Spring Conference – Focus on Inquiry


April 12
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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FFA Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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To Register for Training Sessions

Please contact Jamie Morgan at jamie@misiciowa.org

Please refer to the calendar frequently, as all changes to dates, times and locations will be made as soon as possible after they occur.

Prospective Members

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending a consortium meeting. Please let us know which meeting you plan to attend.