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The i5Es Explore – How To Use Explore In Your Classroom

Once you have engaged your students, there should be a natural transition into the Explore phase of the i5E Instructional model. At this point, introduce students to the driving question. The driving question, also called an overarching question, is a clear statement of the question or problem that students must either answer or find the solution to. A good driving

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i5Es Engage – How To Use Engage In Your Classroom

What is the purpose of Engage? As teachers, our goal is to get students intrinsically interested in learning — and this is what engage is all about. You are “engaging” your students when you present them with a common experience that intrigues and introduces them to a new topic. It is important to remember that the i5Es are not a

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i5Es Overview – How To Use The i5Es In Your Classroom

Developed in 1987, the 5E instructional model guides students through the natural learning process. The i5Es is our own updated version of this model, and it is based on our current understandings of how we learn using Interactive Spatial Learning (ISL) theory. This blog is an overview of the 5Es and how they work. The 5Es Align How We Learn

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