Click on the toggles below to view the Education Institute’s instructional posters – Colorful, visual reminders of the QPOE2® Investigation Organizer for Scientific Inquiry and the VAEI Community of Scientific Practice.
A graphic display of the QPOE2 Investigation Organizer flanked by the essential components for establishing a supportive learning environment and nurturing the habits of mind. An ideal classroom support for the QPOE2 Investigation Organizer Step Book or QPOE2 iPAD App. (24” X 36”, double-sided lamination)
The Confidence Chart Poster provides criteria for determining levels of confidence in investigation results. This poster helps students increase the rigor of their scientific investigations and strengthen their reasoning. It is suitable for use throughout the investigation process. (24″ X 36″, double-sided lamination)
The Data Analysis Poster guides students through key elements in analyzing and interpreting data. This poster fosters using mathematics and computational thinking. It helps students make sense of their data so that their data may be used as evidence. Use of this poster leads to students making stronger claims supported by sound evidence and reasoning. (24″ X 36″, double-sided lamination)
The Evaluation Poster uses a series of questions to prompt students’ self-reflection about the strength of their investigations. This scrutiny of one’s own work helps develop self-directed learners. This poster is suitable for use throughout the investigation process. (24″ X 36″, double-sided lamination)
The Present and Defend Poster outlines the steps of a powerful communication strategy that engages students in scientific discourse. Its structure encourages openness to new ideas and informed skepticism. This poster helps develop student presentation skills and promotes active audience participation. It is ideal for use at the conclusion of an investigation with both whole group and small group formats. (24″ X 36″, doublesided lamination)
The Research in Progress Poster emerged from the practice of Van Andel Research Institute’s world-renowned scientists. This poster promotes students’ critical and creative thinking during the design and implementation of their investigations. It is ideal for sharing in both large and small group formats. This poster is suitable for use at any point in an investigation. (24″ X 36″, double-sided lamination)