- District Partnerships
- Inspired Teacher Certification Program
- Inspired Teaching Institute
- Teacher Leadership
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The Inspired Teaching Institute is a valuable and thought-provoking experience. I spent a lot of time reflecting, thinking, and reconsidering what I believe about teaching. — participant, Inspired Teaching Institute 2011-12
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Inspired Teacher Certification Program
Through a 24-month residency program, each Inspired Teaching Fellow is prepared for a successful and sustainable career as a teacher and changemaker in Washington, DC while earning a DC teaching license and a Master of Arts in Teaching.
The Inspired Teacher Certification Program is rooted in the belief that teachers, as Instigators of Thought®, can be changemakers in their classrooms, schools, and society as a whole. Becoming a part of Inspired Teaching means joining a movement to change the way children are educated. Inspired Teaching believes that it will be teachers who ultimately change schools in our country so that they can achieve the promise of ensuring all children reach their full potential.
The Inspired Teaching model for teacher preparation ensures that teachers are well-prepared for effective careers as teachers in urban-environments. Through a year-long residency, Fellows learn the skills and dispositions of an Inspired Teacher under the guidance of a lead teacher, arming them with the knowledge and experience necessary for a smooth transition into their teaching career. In their second year, as teachers of record in District of Columbia public schools, Fellows continue to receive intensive classroom mentoring. During both years of the program, Fellows are enrolled as full-time graduate students at Trinity Washington University, completing coursework that results in a Master of Arts in Teaching. For a detailed job description, click here.