Certification Course

Certification in Inquiry-Based Discussion with Packback

In this certification course, you will learn about Inquiry-Based Discussion principles and how to use Packback to drive rigorous discussion and inspire genuine curiosity.

Course duration: 35-40 Minutes

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Introduction to the Certification Course

Course Contents:

Lesson 1: What is Inquiry-Based Discussion?
Lesson 2: Introduction to Packback’s Approach
Lesson 3: Setting Up your Discussion for Success
Lesson 4: Instructor Interactions in the Discussion
Lesson 5: Bringing Inquiry Learning Full Circle
🏅 Certification Test

Lesson Overviews

Lesson 1: What is Inquiry-Based Discussion?

Lesson Length: 4 Minutes

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the key principles of inquiry-based learning and how this method supports student ownership and motivation.

Lesson 2: An Introduction to Packback’s Approach

Lesson Length: 5 Minutes

In this lesson, you’ll receive a high level overview of what Packback is, how it works, and the learning goals it can support in your class.

Lesson 3: Setting Up Your Discussion for Success

Lesson Length: 8 Minutes

In this lesson, you will be guided step-by-step through designing your implementation plan for Packback and launching your inquiry-based discussion community.

Lesson 4: Instructor Interactions in the Discussion

Lesson Length: 5 Minutes

In this lesson, you’ll learn how instructors can engage in an inquiry-based discussion in a way that maximizes engagement and motivation, while still supporting student ownership.

Lesson 5: Bringing Inquiry Learning Full Circle

Lesson Length: 3 Minutes

In this lesson, learn how you can bring the inquiry-based learning happening in your discussions into other aspects of your course to reinforce and strengthen outcomes.

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🏅 Certification Test

This certification test covers the basics of Inquiry-Based Learning, Key academic models related to an Inquiry-based approach, and foundations of using Packback.

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Register to Begin the Certification Course

After registering, you will be taken to Lesson 1. Once you start the course, you can work through the lessons at your own pace. If you’re already a long-time Packback user and expert, you may choose to skip directly to the certification test.