MISIC Spring Conference


Thursday, April 12, 2018

FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny

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) Standard
  • And More!

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


MISIC members: $100/person
Non-MISIC members: $195/person
Register four people from your district and the 5th person is free!
***Note: Non-Member registration costs of $95 will be credited to districts that join MISIC within the fiscal year 2017-2018.
Spring Conference: Focus on Inquiry – Thursday, April 12

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