Professional Development

  • Shared Inquiry Essentials Course

    Shared Inquiry Essentials Course

    Shared Inquiry™ is a powerful method of learning through discussion that transforms both teachers and students. Shared Inquiry Essentials is offered in two formats: as a live course composed of two 5-hour sessions on consecutive days or as a blended course of one day (5 hours) of live instruction and 10 hours of web-based learning.

  • On-Site Professional Development

    On-Site Professional Development

    Schedule our expert instructors to visit your school and work with you in your classrooms—choose from in-classroom coaching and advance courses in in-depth questioning skills, the reading-writing connection, assessing student progress and more.

  • Building Internal Capacity

    Building Internal Capacity

    Research shows that ongoing professional development is the best way for teachers to become highly skilled. Our Building Internal Capacity (BIC) program allows you to select from a variety of ongoing skill-building options. BIC includes a Virtual Coaching license which provides teachers with detailed feedback on how they're performing.

  • Search for Events by State

    Search for Events by State

    Register for a course near you.

  • Shared Inquiry Demo for Administrators

    Shared Inquiry Demo for Administrators

    New to Great Books? Our Shared Inquiry demo will help you and your staff get the information you need for the best implementation.

  • Digital Professional Development

    Digital Professional Development

    Our highly interactive, live webinars provide detail on a variety of topics, including the Close Reading Process, the Power of Student Questions, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Shared Inquiry Advanced Review, and custom instruction to address your needs.

  • Courses for Volunteers

    Courses for Volunteers

    If you volunteer in a classroom or enrichment setting, you'll work directly with students, and your own enthusiasm will foster their love of literature and learning.

  • Courses for Colleges & Discussion Groups

    Courses for Colleges & Discussion Groups

    The Great Books Foundation offers courses in Shared Inquiry™ for book groups and colleges wanting to strengthen their discussions.