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Concept-based inquiry is at the heart of teaching and learning in the PYP. By meaningfully connecting experiences to global challenges and opportunities, students nurture their curiosity, develop problem solving skills and become lifelong learners. 

Created with experienced IB educator Lu Gerlach, this resource will provide you with actionable insights and strategies to make learning engaging, challenging, relevant and significant, in both virtual and in-person classrooms.

Use this resource to:

  1. Discover teaching and learning strategies for all your lessons
  2. Identify question prompts to make your inquiry engaging, challenging, relevant, and significant
  3. Map strategies to different types of inquiry 

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Lu Gerlach
Inquirer, content creator, and IB educator

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Lu Gerlach
Lu is an inquirer, content creator, and IB educator. She enjoys creating resources that engage learners, challenge them to think differently, connect to real-life experiences, and tap into the commonality of the human experience. She began her PYP journey while teaching internationally for nine years in Dubai, UAE and Cologne, Germany. She has continued her journey in public schools in Houston, Texas as a teacher and coordinator.
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Concept-based inquiry is at the heart of teaching and learning in the PYP. It allows students to become active agents of their own learning. By meaningfully connecting experiences to global challenges and opportunities, students nurture their curiosity, develop problem solving skills and become lifelong learners. In this resource created by experienced PYP educator Lu Gerlach, we hope to provide you with actionable insights and strategies that can help you plan and implement authentic inquiry in your classroom immediately.