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The following links will guide you through the evolution of Investigative Learning at Ormondale:


Here is your chance to see Investigative Learning (IL) in action.

Short Videos:

Structures of the Past, 2nd Grade 2010

Dragon Parade, Kindergarten 2010

Green Gingerbread Houses, Kindergarten 2010

Ice Houses: Kindergarten 2010

Bird House Investigation, First Grade 2010

Mini Documentaries:

The Creek Project

From Egg to Chicken

June 2007: Investigative Learning 2006-07 Retrospective

May 2007: Learning through a Theatrical Production

April 2007: Technology and Learning

March 2007: Literature and Learning

February 2007: Imagine

January 2007: Outhouses, Greenhouses and Cabins

December 2006: Dynamic December

November 2006: Sound and Water

October 2006: Plants, Pirates, and Buddies  

September 2006: What is Investigative Learning?

Additional Resources
Feel free to explore any of the work that has guided our Investigative Learning journey. We are evolving in our understanding of Best Practices and continually adding to our professional resources. 


A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future  by Daniel Pink

Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching for Understanding  
by Linda Darling-Hammond

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning by Debra Stipek

Collaboration & Comprehension by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels

Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students by Denise Pope

PDF Resources:

A Guide to Investigative Learning at Ormondale School (.pdf)

Partnership for 21st Century Skills (.pdf)  



D School – Institute of Design at Stanford

Intel Education

Edutopia: The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Challenge Success