The ONLY Professional Learning Membership of
its kind...

The ONLY Professional Learning Membership of its kind...

Dedicated to transforming classrooms and schools through a Concept-Based Inquiry Approach 

THE CONCEPT-BASED INQUIRY COLLABORATIVE

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You became a teacher to make a difference, right?

When you understand and implement a Concept-Based Inquiry approach, you have the power to unlock your students’ potential.
 
Like any other pedagogical shift, this takes TIME and FOCUS.  Yet, unfortunately this just isn’t how most schools approach professional learning.  All too often, schools provide workshop after workshop on a range of topics without giving you the time to implement your learning.  

As a result, the understanding, knowledge and skills that are presented never really become part of your repertoire. But… that is not your fault! 


   

You’re not alone!

here's the thing:

You can see the potential of a Concept-Based Inquiry approach, but you need more ongoing support and feedback as you work through the unit design process. 

You are craving thought partners who can share ideas, challenge your thinking and provide examples and inspiration from new and different contexts. 

Your school's vision and mission align with a Concept-Based Inquiry approach, yet sometimes it feels like you are the only one interested in what this really looks like in practice. 

Your students often experience those lightbulb moments in class—when they really get it, but you have no idea how to ensure they happen consistently.

You are writing conceptual understandings and guiding questions but you are not sure how to get students to generalize. 

Is this you? 

We know that pedagogical shifts take time...

Without the opportunity for professional learning and the chance to collaborate with others, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to grow and unlock the power of a Concept-Based Inquiry approach. 

We don't want this to take you years to get the results you seek and make real change - that's why this membership was designed. 

In the Concept-Based Inquiry Collaborative, you will have an opportunity to really FOCUS on the unit design and implementation approach, collapsing the TIME it takes your students to understand and setting them up for success.











CBI Educators design learning engagements with INTENT! 

​Contribute meaningfully to society



​Experience the confidence of knowing and trusting themself


Navigate the ever-changing complexities in the world, now and in the future

When you provide a learning environment that fosters and values students' thinking, you prepare them to: 

Think critically, maintaining an open mind to the different perspectives

Gather evidence to justify their stance

Recognize false people, ideas and situations

Make sustainable choices and call out injustices

​See opportunities, take action AND take responsibility for that action

Solve problems and persist in the face of challenges

​Contribute meaningfully to society

​Experience the confidence of knowing and trusting themself

Navigate the ever-changing complexities in the world, now and in the future




Think critically, maintaining an open mind to the different perspectives


Gather evidence to justify their stance



Recognize false people, ideas and situations



Make sustainable choices and call out injustices


See opportunities, take action AND take responsibility for that action


Solve problems and persist in the face of challenges


The good news? You can make meaningful learning happen every single day.

The good news?
You can make meaningful learning happen every single day.

This is your chance to unlock the power of a Concept-Based Inquiry approach in your school or classroom.

Up until now, one of the only ways to receive this kind of extended professional learning was through a Masters degree… but not anymore!

Unlike a master's degree filled with theory, The CBI Collaborative is filled with current ideas along with real-time live practical applications, feedback and support.

The Concept-Based Inquiry Collaborative is your opportunity for ongoing professional learning, practical support, individual feedback that is specific to your context, and access to a community of thought partners who will challenge your thinking, offer support and celebrate your wins with you.  

Transforming Professional Learning Opportunties

The Concept-Based Inquiry Collaborative is not just an introduction, it is designed to transform professional learning, empowering you to deepen your understanding and implement this powerful approach.

It brings together an international community of thought partners in a format that supports you in learning and implementing the Concept-Based Inquiry approach in a consistent, ongoing way.

The CBI Collaborative will Transform Your Teaching

THE CONCEPT-BASED INQUIRY collaborative membership

It's about your time. It's about your students.
It's about making a difference.

  • Receive expert answers to questions that came up for you in the course modules so uncertainties never hinder implementation.
  • Clarify misconceptions so you can move forward with a clear picture of the foundations of the Concept-Based Inquiry approach. 
  • ​Share experiences from your class and obtain advice on next steps, leveraging the power of community to refine your practice.


Monthly Q&A and Planning calls

  • Meet with a Concept-Based Inquiry coach one-on-one to review your CBI unit before you bring it to the classroom. 
  • Benefit from a complete review of your work and a discussion of opportunities for improvement so that you can become an expert yourself! 
  • ​Leverage personalized feedback that strengthens your understanding of the Concept-Based Inquiry approach in action.
         (Not available during the €1 Trial Month period).

One-on-one coaching

  • ​Participate in our job-alike collaboration opportunities with a global community of educators. This is bigger than you. This is bigger than your school -- join a global movement of educators committed to TRANSFORMING EDUCATION.
  • Refine your practice, test ideas, ask questions and then come back for MORE input and benefit from a feedback circuit to create sustained change and ongoing growth in your practice. 



Meet thought partners

  • Benefit from ongoing access to feedback, guidance, strategies and models from our team of experts.
  • ​Receive personalized feedback on your units, teach them in your classroom, assess your students’ response… and repeat this cycle as your command of CBI increases and evolves.


Learn from experts

  • Design learning engagements that are both rigorous and accessible for all learners so that your students feel ownership of their learning and take responsibility for their thinking. 
  • ​Expand your teaching toolbox with strategies you can apply intentionally without robbing your students of the opportunity to do the thinking.
  • Intentionally design units that honor students as capable of building their own understanding.        




Transform your teaching practice

  • Gain absolute clarity around the conceptual understandings that drive your units. 
  • ​Discover the importance of knowledge and skills as a foundation to building conceptual understanding.
  • ​Unlock the power of guiding questions in scaffolding students' thinking.
  • ​Explore the difference between an inductive and a deductive approach.


Gain clarity

When you join The CBI Collaborative, you will: 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

Learn exactly how to apply this powerful approach in a variety of subjects and classroom contexts.

Your course catalog includes:
  • Concept-Based Inquiry in Action: Harnessing an inductive approach for conceptual understanding (*See Notes Below)
  • Foundations of Concept-Based Literacy: Activating Understanding and Transfer in a Literacy or World Language Classroom
  • Getting into the Classroom Literacy Pathways: Explore new ideas and gain inspiration through grade-band specific Classroom Snapshots (K-2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-10)
  • Planning for Diverse Learners in a Concept-Based Inquiry Classroom: Leveraging the principles of universal design for learning within the Concept-Based Inquiry approach
  • A Closer Look at Process Across Disciplines: Dig deeper into the role that process, strategies and skills play across different subject areas.
  • Discovering Concept-Based Arts: Reimagining art, music, drama and dance instruction through a Concept-Based Inquiry lens
  • [COMING SOON] The Power of Disciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Learning in a CBI Classroom: Uncovering misconceptions about the role of concepts in integrated curriculum and exploring powerful models that work!
  • [COMING SOON] Understanding Concept-Based Inquiry for Science: Bring depth and rigour to your science curriculum with a CBI approach.

Self-Paced Learning

DISCOVER CONCEPT-BASED INQUIRY FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICAL FRAMEWORKS THROUGH OUR COURSES

*You can complete courses at your own pace! But sometimes, we all need a bit of extra motivation, so… for our foundation course, Concept-Based Inquiry in Action, which we recommend starting with, you can join an international cohort that meets for weekly group coaching and Q&A! The next cohort begins on September 30, 2024. 



Get access to a unique combination of coaching, community, courses and collaboration.

  • ​Participate in our job-alike collaboration opportunities with a global community of educators. This is bigger than you. This is bigger than your school -- join a global movement of educators committed to TRANSFORMING EDUCATION.
  • Refine your practice, test ideas, ask questions and then come back for MORE feedback and benefit from a feedback circuit to create sustained change and ongoing growth in your practice. 



Meet thought partners

  • Benefit from ongoing access to feedback, guidance, strategies and models from our team of experts.
  • ​Receive personalized feedback on your units, teach them in your classroom, assess your students’ response… and repeat this cycle as your command of CBI increases and evolves.


Learn from experts

  • Design learning engagements that are both rigorous and accessible for all learners so that your students feel ownership of their learning and take responsibility for their thinking. 
  • ​Expand your teaching toolbox with strategies you can apply intentionally without robbing your students of the opportunity to do the thinking.
  • Intentionally design units that honor students as capable of building their own understanding.        




Transform your teaching practice

  • Gain absolute clarity around the conceptual understandings that drive your units. 
  • ​Discover the importance of knowledge and skills as a foundation to building conceptual understanding.
  • ​Unlock the power of guiding questions in scaffolding students' thinking.
  • ​Explore the difference between an inductive and a deductive approach.


Gain clarity

When you join The CBI Collaborative, you will: 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

Learn exactly how to apply this powerful approach in a variety of subjects and classroom contexts.

Your course catalog includes:
  • Concept-Based Inquiry in Action: Harnessing an inductive approach for conceptual understanding (*See Notes Below)
  • Foundations of Concept-Based Literacy: Activating Understanding and Transfer in a Literacy or World Language Classroom
  • Getting into the Classroom Literacy Pathways: Explore new ideas and gain inspiration through grade-band specific Classroom Snapshots (K-2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-10)
  • Planning for Diverse Learners in a Concept-Based Inquiry Classroom: Leveraging the principles of universal design for learning within the Concept-Based Inquiry approach
  • A Closer Look at Process Across Disciplines: dig deeper into the role that process, strategies and skills play across different subject areas.
  • Discovering Concept-Based Arts: Reimagining art, music, drama and dance instruction through a Concept-Based Inquiry lens
  • [COMING SOON] The power of Disciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Learning in a CBI Classroom: Uncovering misconceptions about the role of concepts in integrated curriculum and exploring powerful models that work!
  • [COMING SOON] Understanding Concept-Based Inquiry for Science: Bring depth and rigour to your science curriculum with a CBI approach

Self-Paced

DISCOVER CONCEPT-BASED-INQUIRY FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICAL FRAMEWORKS THROUGH OUR COURSES

You can complete courses at your own pace! But sometimes, we all need a bit of extra motivation, so… for our foundation course, which we recommend starting with, you will have an option to join an international cohort that meets for weekly group coaching and Q&A!

Get access to a unique combination of coaching, community, courses and collaboration.

One-on-one coaching

  • Meet with a Concept-Based Inquiry coach one-on-one to review your CBI unit before you bring it to the classroom. 
  • Benefit from a complete review of your work and a discussion of opportunities for improvement so that you can become an expert yourself! 
  • ​Leverage personalized feedback that strengthens your understanding of the Concept-Based Inquiry approach in action.

Monthly Group Q&A sessions

  • Receive expert answers to questions that came up for you in the course modules so uncertainties never hinder implementation.
  • Clarify misconceptions so you can move forward with a clear picture of the foundations of the Concept-Based Inquiry approach. 
  • ​Share experiences from your class and obtain advice on next steps, leveraging the power of community to refine your practice.


what educators are saying

"Being part of the Collaborative has played a huge role in my professional development. The trainer's here are supportive and incredible, with expertise in different areas that guide me is through these teaching and learning journey. Thank you."

"It wasn't until I encountered Concept-Based Inquiry, that it felt like I've finally come home. And I'm meeting with other educators who are looking at how to help their students think and learn in ways that really help them understand the world. So for me, The CBI Collaborative has been the destination I've been trying to get to for a long time. And now that I've discovered it, I found there's a huge journey in front of me. It's exciting. It's invigorating and empowering."

Kevin Richins, USA

Rossana Quiroz, Peru

“Being in The CBI collaborative has clarified instructions and approaches for CBI for me. So the students have been more engaged, more knowledgeable, more able to express and demonstrate their knowledge. And I have been able to really cater to all the needs in my classroom at different levels. So each and every person in my classroom has been engaged because of the CBI approach, which I would never ever let go of now. I'm completely attached.”

Nandita Tewari, Hong Kong

Start transforming your teaching, classrooms, and school for only €1!

If you’re investing in this program—or pitching it to your principal—as a professional development opportunity, we know you’re going to want be sure of the value you're receiving. 

As a CBI Collaborative member, you are getting access to a unique combination of coaching, community, courses and collaboration, with real practical strategies that you can implement in your classroom right away. 

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YOUR INVESTMENT 

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ANNUAL
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MONTHLY
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THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPENDING MONEY AND INVESTING MONEY.

My hope is you’ll invest with ease knowing The Concept-Based Inquiry Collaborative will teach you EXACTLY how to apply this powerful approach in a variety of subjects and classroom contexts.

AND, you can confidently create the community you've been seeking - meet intellectual thought partners and collaborate to change the status quo in education. 



The CBI Collaborative

My hope is you’ll invest with ease knowing The Concept-Based Inquiry Collaborative will teach you EXACTLY how to apply this powerful approach in a variety of subjects and classroom contexts.

AND, you can confidently create the community you've been seeking - meet intellectual thought partners and collaborate to change the status quo in education. 

Membership Investment 


*Trial your first month's membership for just €1 - to experience all of the benefits the Collaborative has to offer. NB. THE TRIAL PERIOD DOES NOT INCLUDE E-BOOKS OR ONE-ON-ONE COACHING CALLS. Cancel at any time. 

Billed annually

Billed monthly

You will learn to plan your units and lessons with a specific focus on how you will harness the power of inquiry to guide your students to develop conceptual understanding

You will build your understanding of how to implement a Concept-Based Inquiry approach in stages, with support and collaboration at every step of the way.

You will optimize your classroom strategies by leveraging the way that students learn best.

You will feel confident in knowing you are teaching your students to really THINK in a way that will serve them for years to come.

Why enroll?

World-renowned educators and curriculum designers 

Our founder, Rachel French, has worked with thousands of educators around the globe who are just like you,  
and intimately knows the challenges educators face when trying to apply Concept-Based Inquiry to their classrooms and just how hard it can be to plan a really GREAT unit!

Rachel's commitment to helping schools successfully integrate a Concept-Based approach to their curriculum and transform the way they teach, is why this Membership was created.

Our goal here at Professional Learning International is to provide all the professional learning, personalized support, and collaboration opportunities you need to make this journey an exciting, enriching, and fulfilling one for you and your students.

Your Program Designers

Our team of passionate educators 

You became an educator because you want to make a difference, right? So do we. Committed to helping your students reach their full potential with transformational Concept-Based Inquiry curriculum design, our team will help you forge the path to a world-class education.

Meet our Coaching Team

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • PLI COURSE FACILITATOR & CBCI INSTITUTE SPECIALIST

Tiffanee Brown

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • PLI COURSE FACILITATOR, CURRICULUM DEVELOPER & CBCI INSTITUTE SPECIALIST

Jessica Humble-Crofts

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • PLI COURSE FACILITATOR & CBCI INSTITUTE SPECIALIST

Nyssa Brown

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • PLI COURSE FACILITATOR & CBCI INSTITUTE SPECIALIST
  • COACHING CALLS OFFERED IN ENGLISH OR ARABIC

Rasha El-Haggan

Andrea Uhl

Jenny Jin

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • ELEMENTARY & WORLD LANGUAGE SPECIALIST
  • COACHING CALLS OFFERED IN ENGLISH OR MANDARIN

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY SPECIALIST

Yuanjia Fei

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • WORLD LANGUAGE SPECIALIST
  • COACHING CALLS OFFERED IN ENGLISH, MANDARIN & THAI

IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?

This is perfect for you if…

You’re just getting started

You’re in a leadership position and guiding others

You're working on curriculum design as a focus 

You want to practice your coaching skills. 

You want students to truly understand the subject matter, so they can apply their learnings in real life

You wish your students would remember what they learn, so you could stop reteaching it

You want to feel less stressed out and more confident in teaching your curriculum

Stephanie Broll, Germany

LISA ROY, USA

what educators are saying

Frequently Asked Questions

If I’m just getting started with Concept-Based Inquiry, is this still good for me?

Yes! The Membership is for all experience levels. The courses begin with the fundamentals and continue to build on them, and the great thing is that we always hear from educators that reviewing these fundamentals after trying out the approach creates new “Aha!” moments for them as well. Having educators with different levels of experience with CBI working together also creates very engaging discussions and is extremely fulfilling for everyone involved as it creates peer-to-peer mentorship opportunities. What’s more, quarterly individual coaching will help beginners to grasp concepts more quickly and challenge the thinking of more experienced CBI educators even further.

What if my school puts too much into the curriculum and there is no space for incorporating Concept-Based Inquiry?

Great question, and we will certainly talk about this in our Q&A panels! But the short story is that Concept-Based Inquiry actually saves teachers time in class because it reduces the need to re-teach. Students remember what they truly understand! You will hear strategies for how to clarify this approach at school and take colleagues on this journey with you.

Does “transform your teaching” mean I will have to abandon my current approach?

Absolutely not. Our Concept-Based Inquiry framework builds on your current approach by adding a third dimension of conceptual understanding and promoting learning transfer. The knowledge and skills that you are already teaching provide the foundation for understanding concepts and constructing conceptual understanding. Most educators find they are able to leverage their current practice and incorporate CBI to teach to their highest potential!

What can I expect once I enroll in the Membership?

So many exciting things!! Access to our e-learning portal with our growing library of videos and model units, an opportunity to start connecting with educators around the world who are just as passionate about this approach as you are, and lots of exciting professional learning events and coaching sessions to pencil in on your calendar!

When will the coaching calls and group sessions be held?

Working with a global community of educators, we hold all live sessions at two different times, to accommodate different time zones and ensure they don’t interfere with teaching. We work hard to ensure that this is convenient for everyone, so that we can really create that global community of passionate educators and ensure that you can benefit from working with our CBI experts live! All group calls are recorded, so if you do happen to have to miss one, you can still access it afterward. 

How much time does the Membership require to be successful?

The Membership is not a program that you need to graduate from. The time you put into taking courses, exploring the e-learning portal, attending coaching sessions, and meeting with colleagues will show in your command of Concept-Based Inquiry and what you can do with it! When you access the full learning portal, you will be so excited to explore all the resources and get to work implementing your learning! The time you put in is the result you get. What you will find though, is that with our framework and templates for Concept-Based Inquiry unit and lesson design, this process will become a lot more straightforward for you and take less time!

Will I have a chance to work with colleagues in my subject area?

That is what the collaborative planning sessions are for! These are subject-subject sessions that are designed to allow you to give and receive feedback as you work together on your unit planning. You will also be able to join our group forums, where you will have opportunities to connect with educators to share student work samples, planners, strategies and your subject-specific questions. That said, we may not be able to guarantee that everyone will have immediate opportunities for exact-match job-alike collaboration. This will depend on the positions of your fellow members, but we expect these opportunities to increase as the Collaborative grows.





What are my coaches’ qualifications?

All our coaches are Erickson and Lanning Certified Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Trainers - which means they have completed a rigorous program that prepares them to coach others in the Concept-Based approach. Many also hold Masters or Doctorate degrees in Education and have refined their expertise in Concept-Based Inquiry working closely with our team.

What if I’m not a native English speaker?

Working with educators all around the world, we have many non-native English speakers learning together. As coursework, sessions, and discussion forums are in English, you will need to feel comfortable understanding and communicating, but we certainly have English speakers at different levels, and we also have the option to book one-on-one coaching calls with two of our coaches in either Mandarin or Arabic. 

Will I receive a certificate with professional learning hours?

You will be doing quite a bit of professional learning, so of course you will! You will have an opportunity to earn a certificate for each course you complete, amounting to up to 60+ professional learning hours during the school year!

Is there support available?

You will actually have three kinds of support throughout the year:
  • Our CBI coaches answering your questions and providing feedback during our monthly Q&A sessions, subject-specific unit planning calls and coaching you in your quarterly 1-1 sessions.
  • Your fellow colleagues inside the Collaborative, providing you with the opportunity to be a part of something bigger - join this global collaboration.
  • Our administrative team making sure everything runs smoothly.

When is the best time to join the Membership?

Great question! It’s always hard to figure out the right time. Our advice is, do it NOW. Why delay the impact you could be making on your students? Why have this year’s class miss out?? Make this the year that you transform your classroom.

What's the fineprint?

There aren't any catches here, but click on the button below to read the full Terms of Agreement.



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The Concept-Based Inquiry Collaborative is designed to transform professional learning, empowering you to deepen your understanding and implement this powerful approach.
Apply now and finally feel like you’re making the difference you want within and beyond your classroom.

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