Student Focused Learning: Agency and Inquiry (online and face to face)



Online workshop hosted by Tania Lattenzio

 Saturday 31st October, 2020

The following online workshop will look at the role of inquiry and agency in the elementary classroom. Examples provided will take into consideration face to face teaching and online teaching. The following questions will be addressed as part of the workshop.

Our Beliefs

What do we believe about teaching and learning?


“We can’t expect kids to be curious ‘on demand’. Passion, strong interest,

a desire to find out or learn to do something new or better… these are

the driving dispositions of personalized inquiry”

Kath Murdoch


What is inquiry learning and the process of inquiry?

What is the relationship between conceptual learning and inquiry?

How can we plan learning in connection to the inquiry process?

How can we provoke student curiosity and interest?

How do we put student’s ideas, theories, questions and interests at the forefront of our learning?

How do we move learning so that is it student focused?

What is the difference between an activity and an inquiry learning experience?



The way kids learn to make good decisions is by making decisions, not by following directions.”

Alfie Kohn


What do we mean by agency?

What are ways we can promote agency in our schools?

How can we encourage more student decision making in our schools?

How can we open learning to provide students with choice in the what, where and how of their learning?

Additional information

Date and time

Friday 31st October 2020

5 am – 7 am
7.30 am – 9 am
9:30 am – 11:00 am
7 am – 9 am
9:30 am – 11:00 am
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
7 am – 9 am
9:30 am – 11:00 am
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

9 am – 11 am
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

10.30 am – 12.30 pm
1 pm – 2.30 pm
3 pm – 4:30 pm
3.30pm- 5pm


All prices are exclusive of tax.
If you are resident in the European Union, VAT will be added to the total amount (unless you are a school with a VAT number)


Tania Lattanzio is an experienced international educator. Previously a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate, she is now Director of Innovative Global Education. In this role she works as an educational consultant throughout the world.

This role involves developing and conducting professional learning for teachers and leadership, modelling pedagogy in classrooms and working intensively with teaching teams, through mentoring and coaching, to improve planning, teaching and assessment.

A key focus of Tania‘s work is developing and designing conceptual curriculum for schools, this work involves conceptualising curriculum across subject areas and year levels. This also involves equipping teachers with ideas and strategies to ensure that the learning has a conceptual focus.

An advocate of inquiry, she works with educators to provide students with an education that is purposeful, meaningful and relevant to their lives, where students have opportunities to be motivated and have agency of their learning.

A passionate educator Tania works closely with educational institutions to specifically meet their needs through supporting school reform, making significant shifts in pedagogy and developing conceptual curriculum frameworks in both local and international settings. Tania has worked with schools and teachers from early childhood through to high school.