Who is Inquiry Hub For?

Who is Inquiry Hub for?

Students who share a passion for knowing and investigation and want to use technology to learn. Inquiry Hub is for students who are seeking a smaller, cooperative learning environment where they can focus on their interests individually and in small teams – those who:

  • are motivated learners with self-regulation skills
  • can work independently during unstructured class time
  • want a chance to apply their learning in a practical way
  • are interested in research and learning with technology
  • desire to work on projects which make a difference

Inquiry Hub is for the sort of student who is motivated to learn, to discover their world and shape their place within it. The sort of student who wants to apply what they’ve learned to make their mark on the community, be it local or global. The sort of student who can structure their own time and set their own goals for learning. The sort of student who would want to work on things like these.

A Fish Bowl discussion

A fish bowl discussion, one of the many activities students take part in.

What do students do?

Besides coursework (though often including it), Inquiry Hub students work on some pretty amazing things. Here’s a sample »

Self-direction and scheduling

About half of students’ time at Inquiry Hub is left unscheduled, so that they can pursue what interests them and work on their courses. This time is known at iHub as DCL, named for the Dream Create Learn murals. Even within classes, students are expected to lead and to make decisions for themselves.

The Dream mural

The Dream mural

Just as attendance at Inquiry Hub is expected by default, students are expected to be at work during their DCL. While students might not be working on their courses or inquiries all of their time, they must always be doing something academic during school hours, be it writing a novel, investigating a new piece of scientific equipment, cooking food for fellow students, or researching something that interests them.