Educator Tips: Putting Concepts Together: Lines of Inquiry
Cindy Blackburn
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Putting it all Together: Lines of Inquiry

The lines of inquiry are another organizing structure for our units of inquiry. They give all collaborating teachers clues about the boundaries of the unit as well as the enduring understandings we hope to explore. Grounded in both key and related concepts, the lines of inquiry bring all of the thinking together and highlight the connections and big ideas. 

In this video, Cindy Blackburn will explain the role of the lines of inquiry and share a new strategy for forming strong, connected, and relevant lines of inquiry using both key and related concepts.

You’ll learn:

  • The role of lines of inquiry
  • Helpful resources for forming lines of inquiry 
  • A strategy for forming powerful LOIs


  1. What’s a Concept
  2. What are Key Concepts
  3. What are Related Concepts

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Cindy Blackburn
Cindy Blackburn
Cindy Blackburn is an experienced PYP educator and is passionate about sharing her learnings in the form of visual, engaging, easy-to-access teaching and learning resources. She works with the Toddle Team to support PYP educators as they grow in their practice. She is a believer in digital collaboration and loves connecting with teachers from around the world to share best practices.
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