How can a 21st century mindset impact teaching and learning?

Orange Collaborative Inquiry Group (OCIG) is a community of teachers transforming classrooms through collaborative inquiry and technology. Join us in our inquiry approach to teaching on our blog at

The OCIG was formed as a part of Arts Educator 2.0; a professional development project based out of Intermediate Unit One, which serves Washington, Greene and Fayette counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The project was funded by a federal Professional Development for Arts Educators grant and a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and directed by Dr. Mara Linaberger, curriculum coordinator at Intermediate Unit One, and Jamie Kasper, Associate Director of the Arts Education Collaborative. This wiki documents our journey of inquiry during the school years of 2008-2011. We encourage visitors to use the dipity tool below for the highlights of our group's work together, or you may click on any link to follow an individual. Better yet, visit us on our blog to continue the conversation!

Our Story
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on Dipity.

How do we better engage

diverse learners?

How can a 21st Century mindset

impact teaching and student learning?

Orange Collaborative Inquiry
Group Members
Diane Ader (Years 1,2 &3)
Joseph Andria (Year 2)
Jackie Cavey-Schultz (Year 2)
Tracey Gilpin (Years 1 & 2)
Jessica Higbee (Years 2 & 3)
Lorraine Kelly (Years 1, 2 & 3)
Mary Kendall (Year 3)
Lauren Nemchik (Year 3)
Amy White (Year 3)

"Within the classroom context, inquirers co-construct meaning through dialogue and decision-making based on informed critical, ethical, and creative reasoning." – Paula Fraser and Rich Henry