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Overall, I think the best education courses I have taken – including my masters classes – have been from the Inspired Teacher Certification Program. I learned practical things that I could put into place the very next day. — 2009 Inspired Teaching Fellow

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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 teachers will ultimately change schools in our country to ensure that all children reach their full potential.

Through a year-long residency, Fellows learn the skills and dispositions of an Inspired Teacher under the guidance of a lead teacher, arming Fellows 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. Fellows pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching at Trinity Washington University during both years of the program.

The Inspired Teaching model for teacher preparation ensures that teachers are well-prepared for sustainable and effective careers as urban teachers. A 2013 Fellow reports, “as a new teacher this year, I can proudly say that I am not survival teaching. Though I have innumerable areas where I would like to grow as a teacher, I believe I am serving my students daily as an Inspired Teacher.” Inspired Teaching Fellows significantly outscore peers on nationally normed assessments, and 94% of school leaders report that their Fellows meet or exceed their expectations for first year teachers. For a detailed job description, click here.

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On the first day of training, Fellows reflect on why they joined the teaching profession.

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The cohort model encourages peer collaboration where Fellows learn from instructors and each other.

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The cohort model encourages peer collaboration where Fellows learn from instructors and each other.

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Our instruction of new teachers relies heavily on physical engagement, modeling kinesthetic pedagogy.

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Small groups of Fellows investigate the benefits of different methods of constructivist learning.

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Fellows learn about and discuss philosophies and theories for how children learn.

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Fellows integrate technology into their study of mnemonic devices and brain-based learning.

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Fellows integrate technology into their study of mnemonic devices and brain-based learning.

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Through puzzles, Fellows interact with Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development.

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Fellows learn about the unique stages of the children they are preparing to teach.

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Visual representations of elementary-aged students are created to reenforce the unique characteristics of each age group.

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The intended and unintended messages that students receive through store-bought posters are examined.

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Childhood games, like musical chairs, are reenvisioned to emphasize cooperation over competition.

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Supported by sidecoaching, Fellows develop the skill of giving directions effectively and concisely.

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Fellows create visual representations of operations with fractions, constructing their understanding of commonly used mathematical formulas.

Inspired Teacher Certification Program

Inspired Teaching Fellows use water shapes to deepen their understanding of volume relationships.

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By making cereal jewelry, Fellows plan early childhood math lessons on patterns.

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Through experimentation and exploration of many materials, Fellows explore the concept of motion.

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Iterative improvements to paper airplanes introduces the Wonder-Experiment-Learn cycle.

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Fellows support one another's professional growth through careful critique and constructive feedback.

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Fellows support one another's professional growth through careful critique and constructive feedback.

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Each day, participants take time to reflect on their learnings and experiences.

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The 2012 Cohort of Inspired Teaching Fellows.

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The 2012 Cohort of Inspired Teaching Fellows.

On the first day of training, Fellows reflect on why they joined the teaching profession.The cohort model encourages peer collaboration where Fellows learn from instructors and each other.The cohort model encourages peer collaboration where Fellows learn from instructors and each other.Our instruction of new teachers relies heavily on physical engagement, modeling kinesthetic pedagogy.Small groups of Fellows investigate the benefits of different methods of constructivist learning.Fellows learn about and discuss philosophies and theories for how children learn.Fellows integrate technology into their study of mnemonic devices and brain-based learning.Fellows integrate technology into their study of mnemonic devices and brain-based learning.Through puzzles, Fellows interact with Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development.Fellows learn about the unique stages of the children they are preparing to teach.Visual representations of elementary-aged students are created to reenforce the unique characteristics of each age group.The intended and unintended messages that students receive through store-bought posters are examined.Childhood games, like musical chairs, are reenvisioned to emphasize cooperation over competition.Supported by sidecoaching, Fellows develop the skill of giving directions effectively and concisely.Fellows create visual representations of operations with fractions, constructing their understanding of commonly used mathematical formulas.Inspired Teaching Fellows use water shapes to deepen their understanding of volume relationships.By making cereal jewelry, Fellows plan early childhood math lessons on patterns.Through experimentation and exploration of many materials, Fellows explore the concept of motion.Iterative improvements to paper airplanes introduces the Wonder-Experiment-Learn cycle.Fellows support one another's professional growth through careful critique and constructive feedback.Fellows support one another's professional growth through careful critique and constructive feedback.Each day, participants take time to reflect on their learnings and experiences.The 2012 Cohort of Inspired Teaching Fellows.The 2012 Cohort of Inspired Teaching Fellows.

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