TEACHING REASONING AND INQUIRY PROJECT IN SOCIAL STUDIES - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (TRIPSS-PD)

ABOUT THE TRIPSS PD PROJECT

Funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, we are a team of teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and researchers who are currently developing and testing a sustainable professional development (PD) model to support inquiry teaching in social studies. We see inquiry teaching as a way to engage students in constructing and critiquing arguments and as a way to support students’ disciplinary reasoning, discussion, and writing.


Our Guiding Principles: Collaboration; teachers are leaders; teachers are learners students are “sensemakers;” create spaces for inquiry learning; support students’ language development and disciplinary literacy practices.

OUR TEAM

CHAUNCEY MONTE-SANO

Project manger
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MARY SCHLEPPEGRELL

Project manger
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AMANDA JENNINGS

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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AILEEN KENNISON

Project Coordinator
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SALLY AL-BANNA

Graduate Student Research Assistant
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LOGAN EILAND

Graduate Student Research Assistant
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MARTHA EPPERSON

Graduate Student Research Assistant
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MAR ESTRADA

Graduate Student Research Assistant
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MINA HERNANDEZ GARCIA

Graduate Student Research Assistant
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SIDA SUN

Graduate Student Research Assistant
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AC WEBRE

Graduate Student Research Assistant
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Read.Inquire.Write. Curriculum Resources for Inquiry Teaching

Social studies calls for critical reasoning in reading challenging texts, considering complex questions, and writing arguments that take positions on important issues. This intellectual work relies on strong language and literacy skills. TRIPSS has received funding from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Project to create the Read.Inquire.Write curriculum. These resources engage students’ voices and emphasize the disciplinary practices of questioning, considering multiple perspectives, evaluating evidence, and critiquing and constructing arguments.