Thursday Morning Keynote: 8:30-9:30in Crystal Hall

Kristin Fontichiaro

ALA Emerging Leader, Author and Editor, College Professor

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Nudging Toward Inquiry: Retooling Our Teaching for Richer Learning

To support great learning for students, educators must retool themselves as savvy, inquiry-oriented instructional leaders. How do we move ourselves to a learning culture that prioritizes inquiry, curiosity, social learning, and discovery? We’ll unpack the Stripling Inquiry Model and look at specific strategies that can deepen our instructional expertise and help us connect our students, information, and technology in more valuable ways.Then we’ll brainstorm how we can use those strategies to brainstorm overhauls for some classic assignments.

About Kristin Fontichiaro:

Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where she coordinates the school library media program. In addition, she co-teaches Teaching with Technology in the UM School of Education. She is the author of several professional books, including Active Learning Through Drama, Podcasting, and Puppetry and Podcasting at School and co-author of Story Starters and Science Notebooking: Developing Student Thinking Through Literacy and Inquiry.

Named an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association and Distinguished Alumna by the Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program, she blogs about school libraries at and writes the “Nudging Toward Inquiry” column for School Library Monthly.