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Our foundational course filled with practical strategies that invite you to rethink the unit design process.
For K-12 Educators.

Unlock the power of a Concept-Based Inquiry approach

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Concept-based inquiry in action 

Our foundational course filled with practical strategies that invite you to rethink the unit design process.
For K-12 Educators.

Unlock the power of a Concept-Based Inquiry approach

REGISTER NOW >>

Concept-based
inquiry in action 

Concept-Based Inquiry is a pedagogical approach that:

  • Promotes student agency

  • Supports learning transfer

  • Develops confident and articulate thinkers

Have you heard about the powerful potential of bringing Concept-Based Learning and Inquiry-Based Learning together?


All students deserve the opportunity to think conceptually, but seeing conceptual relationships does not come naturally to every student.


In this 8-week online workshop you will learn to establish a thinking classroom in which students can see patterns and make connections moving from the factual to the conceptual levels of thinking.


This course will SHOW you how! 

here's the thing:

Deepen your understanding of Concept-Based Inquiry so that you can empower students to build transferable conceptual understanding?


Think more intentionally about learning experiences and how you sequence and pace learning to scaffold students' thinking?


Understand the flexible nature of inquiry, revisiting phases as required so that you can design learning engagements with intent?

Do you want to: 

This course will transform the way you think about education.

The good news?
This could be your reality.


  • Explore each phase of inquiry to understand the purpose and critical design components, enabling you to use this approach flexibly in your own unit design.

  • Deconstruct lessons so that you can design your own learning experiences that empower students to think conceptually.

  • Deconstruct lessons so that you can design your own learning experiences that empower students to think conceptually.

Imagine feeling empowered to teach

Founder of Professional Learning International and an accomplished international educator, workshop facilitator, consultant, and author, Rachel has been leading innovative curriculum design and transforming how educators teach, and students learn for over 12 years.

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

Today, Rachel’s mission is to help other educators transform their classrooms and schools as she did hers through hands-on programs, immersive events, and free resources.

Rachel French will personally be there to provide you with support in our weekly one-hour group sessions.


Meet Rachel French 
 

Your Program Leaders

Carla Marschall brings a distinguished career as an educator and international school leader and is currently serving in the role of Director at Dresden International School. Prior, she acted as Director of Teaching and Learning at UWC South East Asia, East Campus in Singapore. During her seven years at UWC South East Asia, she co-authored two books, Concept-Based Inquiry in Action (2018) and Worldwise Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Shaping a Just, Sustainable Future (2022) which focus on concept-based learning and issues-based learning across the K-12 continuum.

Carla has held other international school leadership roles in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Germany and served as a classroom teacher both in the United States and Germany. Fluent in English and German, Carla is a multilingual leader, who values and models the importance of language learning.

Carla holds a Masters in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management from the Institute of Education, University of London.


Meet Carla Marschall 
 

Our team of CBCI Certified Coaches

Get feedback on your unit design from one of our certified coaches in your private coaching call. 

Meet our Coaching Team

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY SPECIALIST
  • COACHING CALLS OFFERED IN ENGLISH

Andrea Uhl

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • SOCIAL STUDIES AND LITERACY SPECIALIST
  • COACHING CALLS ARE OFFERED IN ENGLISH OR ARABIC

Rasha El-Haggan

  • ERICKSON & LANNING CBCI TRAINER & CONSULTANT
  • MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE SPECIALIST
  • COACHING CALLS OFFERED IN ENGLISH

Jessica Humble-Crofts

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

Jenny Jin


In a world filled with growing complexity, your role as a facilitator of conceptual understanding has never been more pressing.

This course provides you with the tools to organize and focus student learning around concepts and conceptual relationships that support deep understanding.

Take your teaching and curriculum development to the next level

Concept-Based Inquiry in Action

Your very own copy of "Concept-Based Inquiry in Action: Strategies to Promote Transferable Understanding" by Marschall and French.
This is yours to keep - you will have lifetime access.

E-Book

Connect with others who are taking the course to give each other feedback and share ideas through our private group forum.


Group Forum

A 45-minute private coaching session to receive personalised feedback on your own Concept-Based Inquiry unit design or lesson designs with one of our certified coaches.

Private Coaching Session

Live interactive lessons via Zoom.  These calls are opportunities to clarify understandings, get feedback on your design process, and learn from the questions other participants are asking.

Live Group lessons via Zoom

Twelve powerful video modules that lay the groundwork and guide you through the step-by-step process of Concept-Based Inquiry unit design. 


Online self-paced learning

WHAT YOU’LL GET

Your comprehensive foundation in CBI 

Transform the way you think about education for €850.

The cost of the 8-week course and 1-1 coaching is €850.

Groups of five or more participants from the same school can register each participant for €800.

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YOUR INVESTMENT 

what educators are saying

"One thing that stood out for me was the fact that it is student-based. As a teacher, I am drawing out knowledge from the students.
It also helps me to know what the students understand, what they need to work on and any misconceptions they have so I can redirect those misconceptions."

RUTH OSAENWE,
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOTSWANA

"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."

GARETH ROSE,
FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

LEARN HOW TO USE CONCEPTS AS THE BASIS FOR TRANSFERABLE UNDERSTANDING.

Get clarity around what you want your students to know, understand and be able to do within your structured or guided inquiry -- and discover the foundational role knowledge and skills play in building conceptual understanding.

ALLOW STUDENTS TO DO THE THINKING RATHER THAN TELLING THEM THE BIG IDEA, STATEMENT OF INQUIRY, OR CENTRAL IDEA.

Discover how the success of a unit can hang in the case studies that students choose for inquiry and the guidance you must provide to support students in collaboratively building understanding.

DISCOVER THE ROLE OF BOTH STUDENT AND TEACHER QUESTIONS IN A CONCEPT-BASED INQUIRY UNIT.

Understand the importance of organizing information to reduce cognitive load -- and learn practical classroom-tested strategies to help students organize their ideas so they can see patterns and make connections.



Why enroll?

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the next course begin?

The next course starts on September 30, 2024. 

Registrations must be submitted before September 25, 2024. 

Is there a satisfaction guarantee?

We offer a 7-Day 100% Money Back Guarantee.

If you have completed Module 1 and do not love this course by the end of your first week, we will offer you a full refund - no questions asked. 

What is the time commitment?

The video modules, reflections, and readings will take you between one and two hours a week, and the weekly group Zoom call is one hour.

The course assignment is to design your own unit. This may be completed independently or with a team of teachers from your school.

The final 1-1 coaching call is 45 min.

Can I see the course agenda?

Sure! Please click here to view the Concept-Based Inquiry in Action course agenda. 

(Still have questions? Email us at admin@prolearnint.com)

If you want to develop a toolbox of strategies to plan rigorous Concept-Based lessons that will enable students to clearly articulate understandings and skills - register now. 

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Be part of the movement that is transforming education!

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Concept-Based Inquiry In Action: €850 per participant
 
Early Bird Pricing: €800 per participant

Groups of 5 or more: €800 per participant

 
 
If you would like to register more than 5 people today, please email us at admin@prolearnint.com.
 
Registration for this online course is capped at 60 people.  
 
 
 

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