Resources & Community

Extend learning and share lessons with our Resource Library and Teacher Community.

NexGen Inquiry Resource Library

Explore classroom-tested tips and strategies.

The Resource Library provides practical and timely resources to optimize your impact in the classroom. Discover easy-to-implement strategies that support the processes of scientific inquiry and engineering design, scientific habits of mind, and a rich, collaborative learning environment.

NexGen Inquiry Community

Collaborate with inquiry-minded educators.

The NexGen Inquiry Community offers a place for like-minded educators to share lessons and ideas, give teaching strategies, and support one another in implementing inquiry-based science. Engage in the community for ongoing encouragement and support.

At VAEI, we're here to help!

VAEI supports implementation of inquiry-based learning from start to finish!
Our Sustained Training and Instructional Tools support a transformation of science instruction.

Stage 1
Small Changes; Big Results
  • Experience inquiry in order to build awareness and create a compelling classroom vision
  • Cultivate a growth mindset and make small changes to instruction
  • Utilize strategies that nurture curiosity and encourage collaboration
Stage 2
Making Inquiry a Habit
  • Deliver and facilitate standards-aligned, science-based investigations
  • Implement strategies that routinely develop critical and creative thinking
  • Incorporate student choice effectively and with confidence
Stage 3
Deeper Levels of Inquiry
  • Implement sequences of inquiry-based investigations
  • Guide students effectively in rigorous analysis and discourse
  • Incorporate VAEI engineering design as appropriate
Stage 4
Transformed Science Instruction
  • Support student-driven investigations on a regular basis
  • Facilitate collaboration in an established rich learning environment
  • Develp habits of mind consistently and across all learning

All VAEI workshops offer teachers:

  • An interactive opportunity to experience an investigation that models inquiry-based science.
  • Strategies for successfully incorporating a process of scientific inquiry, as well as a classroom culture of thinking and collaboration.
  • Support in implementation throughout the year with individualized action plans and frequent feedback loops.

Learn more about how VAEI can start helping you transform your classroom today!

Resources designed with educators in mind.

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