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An Interactive Workshop
Chadwick International
Yeonsu-gu, Incheon,
 South Korea

2 Day workshop

Introduction to Concept-Based Inquiry

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An intensive 2-day workshop for Teachers and School Leaders committed to implementing a Concept-Based approach. This workshop is filled with practical strategies that invite you to rethink the unit design process.

Unlock the power of a Concept-Based Inquiry approach 

Join Rachel french November 16-17, 2024

Share a model of Concept-Based Inquiry that you use as a framework for planning intentionally designing learning experiences across the curriculum.

Professional Development

Develop your toolbox of  practical teaching strategies that can be used flexibly to
support concept attainment, scaffold conceptual understanding, promote learning transfer.

Build a shared understanding of different types of inquiry and the strengths and challenges of each, so you can make intentionally choice about how to utilize them in your school or classroom.

Our Goals

Join a model lesson where teachers engage as students to experience using guiding questions and a range of case studies to build conceptual understanding. 

The lesson debrief invites teachers to explore the
role of guiding questions, case studies, and the process of inductive teaching.

Teachers reflect on when and how they use structured, guided, and open inquiry to promote conceptual understanding. 


Video clips of teaching and learning will illustrate the kinds of thinking that are developed at each stage.

Rachel French will introduce a model of Concept-Based Inquiry with six distinct phases. You will engage in a variety of teaching practices that help students think conceptually.

Explore practical instructional strategies can enhance units they are currently teaching leaving with a toolkit of strategies they can immediately implement in the classroom.

Join us on an empowering journey to  enhance your professional practice. 

Discover the Concept-Based Inquiry model developed by French and Marschall, and unlock a framework for intentional teaching and learning. Immerse yourself in various teaching strategies carefully crafted to cultivate students' conceptual thinking.

Rachel French, MA Ed. has led innovative curriculum design and transformed how educators teach and students learn for over 12 years.

Mentored by the founders of Concept-Based Curriculum themselves, Dr. H Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois A. Lanning, Rachel was entrusted with the exclusive worldwide rights to be the sole provider of the Erickson and Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) Trainer Certification Institute — the certification that kick-started her journey into Concept-Based Inquiry and inspired her own approach to the pedagogy.

Rachel has presented numerous workshops and conferences on Concept-Based Learning globally. She now hosts the annual Concept-Based Inquiry Learning Labs Conference, a conference dedicated to bringing together passionate CBI educators from around the globe. 

Rachel’s mission is to help other educators transform their classrooms and schools by accessing leading professional development, planning and implementing Concept-Based units, and adopting a Concept-Based curriculum development approach. 

Rachel French, MA Ed. is a certified Independent Concept-Based Consultant,
Presenter, and Director of Professional Learning International.

meet your PRESENTERS

Rachel French
& Grace Shin 

Grace Eunjung Shin, originally a secondary mathematics teacher with 16 years of experience teaching in diverse schools in New Zealand and South Korea, transitioned to an independent educator in 2019. She collaborates with numerous local teachers at International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate schools.

In 2021, Grace obtained certification as a CBCI (Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction) trainer and Consultant and currently supports public schools in enhancing their curriculum development and teaching methodologies. Serving as the director of CBCI Korea and Desmos Korea, she oversees Professional Learning Communities (PLC) consisting of 1000 + teachers.

Grace holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics for Secondary Education from the University of Auckland's School of Education and a MA in Education from the University of Bath.


"Concept-Based Inquiry has completely changed how I approach everything I do in school."

Teaching students, conferring with small groups, coaching teachers, and leading PD.

The main shift has been a huge increase in the amount of time and methods I use during concept formation. I have seen such progress from all students and the teachers I work with as a result.

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Transform the way you think about education for $700 USD.

The cost of the 2-day workshop is $700 USD.

Groups of 5 or more: $650 USD per participant.

This includes a copy of Concept-Based Inquiry in Action and morning tea and lunch on both days. 

Register before October 15, 2024 to receive the $50 USD early bird discount.



Empower students to do the Thinking and Own Learning

Ignite Thinking

Explore common myths about Concept-Based Inquiry

Challenge your


Transform Education

Learn practical strategies you can implement in your school or classroom

Your Teaching 

Incheon, South Korea. 

Chadwick Schools are deeply committed to self-discovery through experience and reflection. Students develop the joy of learning, self-confidence, well-being, and curiosity through interactive and practical experiences.

Chadwick Schools develop global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead.

Through active participation in an intentionally diverse and inclusive environment, students make a positive impact within and beyond their own communities. By living and learning in a student-centered, collaborative atmosphere of excellence, integrity and trust, we come to expect the best of ourselves and others.


This hands-on approach invites you to recognize patterns and make connections, allowing you to articulate your own transferable conceptual understandings. The debrief session will delve into the strategies used to support inductive teaching.

Join Rachel French and Grace Shin for this transformative 2-day workshop. 

Let's get started!

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Introduction to Concept-Based Inquiry: $700 USD per participant.
Groups of 5 or more: $650 USD per participant
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