Category: Poster

87 - Using Inquiry to Promote Higher Level Thinking and Student Engagement

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Research shows that students benefit from authentic learning experiences that provide complex, meaningful exposure to relevant topics. Participants in this session learn how inquiry can be used in both small group and whole class settings with all ages to promote higher-level thinking, student engagement, and important life skills such as collaboration, organization, problem solving and self-regulation. Participants explore the book Comprehension and Collaboration by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels through the eyes of an AIG specialist. We explore concrete examples, lesson ideas, and resources that can be utilized with inquiry learning.

Marti L. Sullivan

AIG Elementary Coordinator/AIG Specialist
Asheville City Schools
Asheville, North Carolina

Marti Sullivan has 18 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, AIG Licensure, and National Board Certification. She has experience teaching K-5 as well as 6th grade middle school math and science. Ms. Sullivan has lived in Asheville, NC since 2002 and has been a teacher with Asheville City Schools since 2005. She is married to genre novelist, Jake Bible. She has a son at Chapel Hill and a daughter at Asheville High School. Ms. Sullivan is the Coordinator of Elementary AIG services for Asheville City Schools and has provided professional development in a wide range of areas during her time with the district. She has presented twice at the North Carolina Gifted Conference and is incredibly honored to be presenting for the first time at NAGC.