The resources below provide a framework for conceptualizing and developing your inquiry based approach. It is helpful to refer back to these resources as the inquiry process moves through the steps of the Spiral. These are also helpful as points of discussion and reference during staff meetings and colleague collaboration.


Key NOIIE Resources

The Spirals of Inquiry: for equity and quality (2013) handbook offers specific inquiry tools, research evidence and examples from practice in BC schools. It presents an approachable and yet innovative framework for inquiry that is influencing schools and districts across BC and in other parts of the world. Proceeds from book sales go directly to inquiring schools. For information on how to order, click here.

The Spiral Playbook (2017) is a condensed, plain language version of Spirals of Inquiry and tells of the work of many educators in BC and the Yukon. It is also a fundraiser for the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network. You can obtain copies by contacting Jennifer at the BCPVPA offices. 

The Decision Playbook (2019) written by Lee Failing, Robin Gregory, Graham Long and Brooke Moore, is a useful decision-making resource for teachers.

Click here to download your own copy!

Each copy is $15 with all proceeds going to the Networks of Inquiry and Indigenous Education school grants.

Check out Delta Learns website here, for helpful information & tools around decision-making!

Video Resources

A piece done on the accomplishments that BC School Districts and NOIIE are seeing, around increasing Indigenous participation and success in schools around the province.

Yukon Education Primary Place-Based Learning Network:

Betty Burns (Yukon Primary Curriculum Consultant), Jesse Jewell (Yukon Experiential Curriculum Consultant), and George Bahm (Yukon First Nations Advisor), facilitated and engaged K-3 teachers in a place-based learning network with the goal of inspiring and equipping teachers to make a meaningful difference for their leaners using the Spiral of Inquiry.

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Professional Learning Resources

A piece published in the QASSP journal, by Judy Halbert & Linda Kaser, for the Queensland Association of Primary School Principals – published in the QASSP journal.

“A Focus on Equity and Excellence in Networks of Inquiry”

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Griffin State school’s Powerpoint presentation, What Matters Most in Our Classroom Environment, presented by Jessica Lewis at the 2019 Symposium. This presentation focuses on what matters in the visible classroom, and how “working walls” can effectively teach and document the learning journey.

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22 Current Resources to Consider for Professional Learning.

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