CORE Collaborative Inquiry

A New Instructional Decision-Making Framework that Centers Teachers in Their Own Learning

CORE Collaborative Inquiry is a curriculum-aligned professional learning model that puts teachers at the center of decision-making, pairing an asset-focused approach with effective and engaging instructional resources.

Together, teachers and school leaders will grow student belonging, academic identity, and achievement by…

Instructional CoreUsing the instructional core to cultivate and observe active learning within their classrooms

Analyzing EvidenceAnalyzing evidence from classroom interactions to make instructional
decisions that build and deepen students’ understanding of content

Pedagogical RoutinesLeveraging curriculum-aligned pedagogical routines to design student experiences that foster self-directed learners

Black student raising his hand

A Three-Year Learning Arc

Over three years, teams of teachers and school leaders will deepen instructional practice and prepare for sustaining teams beyond our involvement.

Three year learning arc

Students Become Self-Directed Learners, Building on a Foundation of Active Learning


CORE Collaborative Inquiry Process

Join an Upcoming Information Session to Learn More About CORE Collaborative Inquiry

June 9

3:00–3:30 p.m. PT

June 15

3:00–3:30 p.m. PT

June 16

10:00–10:30 a.m. PT

School and District Leader Learning Labs

Leverage existing professional learning structures to develop active math learning that builds student identity and agency to accelerate unfinished learning.

Wednesday, June 22
9:30–10:30 a.m. PT 

Thursday, June 23
2:00–3:00 p.m. PT

Teacher and Coach Learning Labs

Connect unfinished student learning with new learning using “big ideas” and “just in time” teaching.

Wednesday, July 20
10:00–11:00 a.m. PT 

Middle School
Thursday, July 21
10:00–11:00 a.m. PT

New Offering! Rise in Math: Teacher Teams

Rise in Math: Teacher Teams supports districts seeking to embed recommendations for Multilingual Learners, SEL, and DEI into math teaching and learning.

This series of collaborative professional learning seminars + coaching provides teachers with practical curriculum-aligned, evidence-based practices to create active learning classrooms where students are engaged and empowered. Through Rise in Math, we help you cultivate student belonging and growth and center teachers in their own learning. Download our flyer for more information.

Teacher teams of 4-12 teachers can choose one or more strands that fit their needs and focus. Each Rise in Math strand includes 3 group seminars and 3 coaching sessions.

Strands of Learning

Want to learn more?

Contact with any questions about the upcoming information sessions, learning labs, or CORE Collaborative Inquiry. You can also learn more about CORE Collaborative Inquiry by downloading our flyer.

An Instructional Decision-Making Framework

Teachers work in teams to study their own classrooms and work with an expert facilitator to identify and implement instructional practices that will make a difference in their classrooms.


Conceptualize the Ideal

Define student success indicators for active learning


Analyze Evidence to Focus Direction

Observe how students are attaining indicators to find gaps from classroom evidence


Choose Solutions

Implement high-quality instruction that reflects teacher creativity and students’ assets, culture and needs


Adjust Implementation

Analyze feedback to grow student agency and engagement as active members of the classroom community