At D39C, we create a culture of curiosity through inquiry-driven learning. Inquiry is about engagement and involvement of students in active sense-making in meaningful acts of learning. Classroom lessons and activities are designed around connecting students to ideas and content in a way that helps them see why the study matters. In addition, students will be asking their own questions and answering them in ways that are meaningful to them. Our focus is on setting the stage for students to understand. We help students see how context drives decisions, ask questions to clarify an issue, probe deeper to understand why things work the way they do, and discover the forces at work in our natural world and how they impact life on this planet.

Our Inspiration learning happens isn’t as important as whether that learning encourages students to try to learn even more. — Lehmann

Wisdom begins with wonder. — Socrates 

Inquiry In action

Periodic Table of Pizza Boxes
Periodic Table of Pizza Boxes
Pod C Kindergartners Imagine their Dream Houses
Pod C Kindergartners
Imagine their Dream Houses

Trip to Remember
A Trip to Remember
2/3 Meet Roynon
2/3 Meet Roynon

Exploring Light and Dark
Exploring Light and Shadows
Diving deep with 6/7
D39C's Resident Art Deep Dive Explores Various Forms of Creation

School Lunches
The Truth about School Lunch
PLTW Skimmers! 6th Grade
PLTW Skimmers! 6th Grade 

Links for Further Research

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