The Intel&reg; Teach Elements: <em>Inquiry in the Science Classroom</em> course is an interactive e-learning experience that is intended for new and veteran science teachers of students in third through eighth grade (ages 8 to 14).  In this course, teachers will build a foundation for scientific inquiry.  They will explore the rationale and research basis, common misconceptions, and specific strategies for incorporating scientific inquiry into science learning, regardless of the science discipline.  The course explains and demonstrates the Scientific Inquiry Phases with relevant classroom examples.  In addition, teachers will learn best practices for improving scientific inquiry through interactive activities.  Direct connections to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate.

The Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning course is an interactive e-learning experience that will help teachers develop an understanding of blended learning, including what it is and how it benefits students. Through many examples, teachers will consider how to create blended learning experiences for students and what to address when designing these experiences. In addition, they will see how technology tools can foster collaboration while delivering engaging instructional content. Teachers will also learn strategies for assessing students and managing a blended learning classroom.

The Intel® Teach Elements: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. They follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration
concepts with action planning exercises.

Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of ProjectBased Learning (PBL). Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a  mentor teacher. They also consider the ways that technology supports project-based approaches. Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, technology, and students for successful 21st century projects.   The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students’ 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBL concepts with action planning exercises.