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Students,

All of you will be exploring a process-focused task that will build your inquiry skills
and help transform you into an engaged thinker and 21st century learner. This will lead you
to representing your understanding of the topic Greek Mythology, through creations of
your choosing. Your inquiry will follow the structure of the Alberta Learning Inquiry Model
(2004) and have you perform skill-based key learner outcomes using the TRANSFORM
shifts towards student-centered learning. You will then become the teacher and educate
your classmates on what you have discovered. Mr. Brooks will be helping you by
intentionally and directly teaching inquiry skills and processes along the way.
Planning (Define)
It all starts with an inquiry question or problem. This first stage involves analyzing the
question or problem from different viewpoints. It is important to begin with a clear
understanding of what it is you hope to learn. How do you ask a good question? You will
have to identify a topic for inquiry; possible sources of information, audience and
presentation format and create a plan for your inquiry. You will also review and revise your
plan for inquiry during this stage.
Purpose: What do you wonder about Greek mythology?
I will void should questions, because they are opinion-based, and yes or no
questions, because there are close-ended.
Retrieving (Dream/Discover)
This stage involves diving in and looking at what we already know, and all possible
sources of information to help answer the question. You will develop a plan to locate,
gather, collect and select resources. It will be important to evaluate your information. It is
essentially the research and exploration stage. What information has already been
gathered? Is there anything yet to discover? You will also review and revise your plan for
inquiry during this stage.
I will explore the inquiry question and gather as much information as possible.
I will site my sources of information using a bibliography.

Mr. Dustin Brooks

AJM Transform 2015

Processing (Dream/Discover)
This stage is when you process all of the creative possibilities in representing your
understanding. Reach for the stars on this one! This is a full minded process. Explore the
possibilities without focusing on a timeline. The time to shape your dream to ensure that it
fits a reasonable time frame will come in the design stage. This stage is a great opportunity
to examine your own personal style and strengths in creative expression. You will also
review and revise your plan for inquiry during this stage.
Will I use technology to represent my understanding? Am I good at making three
dimensional models? Can I combine an artistic representation with technology? What
creative expressions have I seen with other concepts? Where can I find new ideas and
tools to help represent my understanding?
Creating (Design)
This stage is the nitty gritty of developing a presentation or a project that will
represent your understanding. You will need to take into account the amount of time that
you have to complete the project. This process involves organizing your information,
creating a product and thinking about your audience. It also includes revising and editing
for proper spelling, grammar, punctuation etc. You can still review and revise your plan for
inquiry during this stage.
What is my project idea for representing what I learned about Greek mythology? What
materials will I need to gather to do this project? How will I present my
understanding/project?
Sharing (Deliver)
There are actually two parts to this stage: produce and publish. You will need to
make sure that the project is complete and well edited. In a real world context you would
have made all final adjustments to a product that you hope to market. For this stage you
will also need to rehearse and then present your project. You will be communicating with
the audience to present your new understandings.
Is my project the best that it can be? Am I well prepared to present my project and my
understanding? When will I present?
Evaluating (Debrief)
Whew! You have presented your inquiry! Now it is time to self-reflect on your work.
This stage is actually the most important. It is when you take ownership of your inquiry. It
is also a reminder that you are accountable. You are in charge of your own success.

Mr. Dustin Brooks

AJM Transform 2015

How well did I do? Did I answer the inquiry question to the best of my ability? Did I
leave out any critical information? What feedback did I receive from my peers? What
can I do to improve in future project work? What did I enjoy about this process? What
was difficult/less enjoyable? How did I TRANSFORM my learning? How did what I learn
transfer into different subject areas.
REMEMBER:
Review the TRANSFORM flow chart and try to use as many of the shifts as possible!















The following attached assessment tools will be used to evaluate your process skills,
inquiry performance and knowledge understanding.
Alberta Education Inquiry Process Wheel - Formative assessment
Presentation Rubric and Project Rubric Summative assessment

Mr. Dustin Brooks

AJM Transform 2015