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Inspired Teaching did a great job getting me to think creatively about how I teach – loosening my preconceived thoughts just enough to embrace some new approaches.

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March 2016

Inspired Teaching presents at 2016 Teaching & Learning Conference

This March, Inspired Teaching's Cosby Hunt, Caitlin Wolf, and David Yarmchuk led a workshop at the 2016 Teaching & Learning Conference in Washington, DC. The national conference, hosted by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, brought together educators from around the country.

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Inspired Teaching presents at Ashoka U Exchange

This February at the Ashoka U Exchange, Mara Duquette, Inspired Teaching’s Manager of Teacher Certification, and Athena Kopsidas, 1st grade Master Teacher at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, joined an innovative and diverse group of educators on the opening Changemaker Panel to discuss how they are preparing teachers to succeed in today's rapidly changing education system, where empathy and changemaking are increasingly necessary skills for youth to achieve their fullest potential.

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What is student agency?

"At Inspired Teaching, we think about student agency all the time: what it means, what it looks like, how to cultivate it, and how to encourage teachers to embrace it in their classroom practice." Read more from Inspired Teaching's Aleta Margolis.

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Inspired Teacher Leaders facilitate professional development for peers

Inspired Teaching's Caitlin Wolf describes her experience at one of the district-wide professional development days hosted by DC Public Schools throughout the school year. This year, Inspired Teaching’s SCALE: Science Curriculum Advancement through Literacy Enhancement Teacher Leaders have been asked to lead several of the sessions, introducing the Cornerstones they’ve developed for use in DCPS schools and facilitating inquiry-based PD experiences.

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Teacher Feature – Mr. Abdu’l-Karim Ewing-Boyd

"As a teacher, it’s important to engage all your students because you’re responsible for the class and for each student individually. That’s what you’re there for. Your role is to inspire students to find ways to achieve their own fulfillment and to recognize where they are in the sweep of humanity and human history." Read more from Mr. Abdu’l-Karim Ewing-Boyd, an alum of the 2006 Inspired Teaching Institute and the IB Coordinator at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School.

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Teacher Feature – Mr. Oscar Ramirez

"As a teacher, sometimes it’s difficult to consider the heavy responsibility you carry on your shoulders. Being a teacher isn’t just about teaching content – you’re also helping to form character and helping young people find themselves as individuals. What works for one student won’t necessarily work for everyone." Read more from Mr. Oscar Ramirez, an alum of the 2003 Inspired Teaching Institute and a master educator with DC Public Schools.

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Partner Feature – Professor Amanda Huron

Inspired Teaching is pleased to feature Amanda Huron, assistant professor of interdisciplinary social sciences at the University of the District of Columbia and a content expert for BLISS: Building Literacy in the Social Studies.

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