November 2016

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A Better World through Our Young People

Executive Director Jane Ehrenfeld explains the need for our work in the context of the 2016 presidential election: "In the face of these urgent challenges, what is Inspired Teaching doing? Our answer: it starts in school. For a better world, we must ensure our young people build their capacity as problem solvers, critical thinkers, collaborators, and empathetic changemakers."

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Inspired Teaching supports teachers, students at Think It Up Live

Inspired Teaching’s Cosby Hunt served as an expert mentor and facilitator at Think It Up Live, held at Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, DC. Think It Up aims “to excite students about learning, celebrate teachers, and help innovate the learning experience in America.” The event brought together student-teacher teams to create projects designed by the students to benefit their communities.

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OECD visits Inspired Teaching as part of international study

A team from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) visited the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School to learn about the residency-based Inspired Teacher Certification Program. Inspired Teaching was one of a select few sites in the United States, as the OECD investigates effective, innovative teacher preparation worldwide.

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Delegation of the best principals in Brazil visit Inspired Teaching

“I have read how to teach children how to think, not what to think, and now I see it here. I would like to know whether this can happen in Brazil, too.” A delegation comprising the most outstanding principal in each state of Brazil visited the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School.

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Inspired Teaching attends, facilitates at Changemaker Education Summit

Inspired Teaching's Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Sammy Magnuson, attended and facilitated at the Changemaker Education Summit in Killarney, Ireland. Inspired Teaching is working closely with Ashoka to promote a collective vision in which every young person builds the skills to thrive in, and contribute to, our complex and rapidly changing world.

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The Research Supporting Our Engagement-Based Practice

"Twenty-first century skills -- which enable individuals to independently analyze and apply information, not merely parrot it back at the right time -- are exactly the types of skills that engagement-based education values and builds in students." - Inspired Teaching's Director of Research and Evaluation, Robyn Sperling, on our upcoming white paper about the need for engagement-based education.

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Partner Feature – Catholic University of America

Center for Inspired Teaching and the Catholic University of America are working closely with teachers in high-needs schools to improve STEM education across DC through the federally funded Mathematics and Science Partnership program.

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