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Deal Teacher Wins School System’s Top Honor

2015 Inspired Teacher Leader Jan Schuettpelz was featured in a piece published in The Northwest Current, describing her designation as the DCPS Teacher of the Year. Jan's engagement-based style of instruction makes science come alive for her students,

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Jan Schuettpelz, 2015 Inspired Teacher Leader, named DC Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year

Jan Schuettpelz, a 2015 Inspired Teacher Leader, was awarded Teacher of the Year for the District. Jan is a seventh grade science teacher at Alice Deal Middle School. She participated in the Inspired Teaching Institute in school year 2015-2016, building her skills in engagement-based instruction in order to ensure her classroom is a vibrant learning community in which lessons are, in her words, “hands-on, minds-on.”

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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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Building Engineers

"How early do young engineers begin honing their design skills?" Inspired Teaching's David Yarmchuk explores this topic, using one SCALE Teacher Leader's kindergarten classroom as an example.

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Being the Change, thanks to Center for Inspired Teaching

"At last month’s Chocolate Inspiration gala, I had the opportunity to share with some attendees how my life has become so much more exciting since becoming a changemaker. I told them, as one example, about the informal mentorship program for new social studies teachers in the District that I started after realizing that many new teachers were leaving due to lack of support from their colleagues." Read more from 2014 BLISS Teacher Leader Jennifer Brown about what it means to her to be a changemaker.

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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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Exploration and energy in Inspired science classrooms

Inspired Teaching's David Yarmchuk describes a visit to an Inspired science classroom where student exploration, experimentation, and discovery were central to the learning process.

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Teacher Feature – Mr. Adam Evans

"My students now are thinking about history. They’re writing about history. They’re analyzing and applying content as opposed to only memorizing it." Read more from Mr. Adam Evans, a social studies teacher at Ballou High School and an Inspired Teacher Leader.

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Happy-Sad New Year: an Inspired Teacher presents a play about what we can learn from being blue

In this piece, Inspired Teacher Leader and playwright Nicole McGill writes about her new play, Life After Death, and how the loss of her brother motivated her to explore how we experience and talk about grief.

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Teaching Doctors at Hart

In this piece, Inspired Teacher Leader Nicole McGill writes about why she and her colleagues at Hart Middle School decided to create a "Medical School" experience for their seventh grade Life Science class.

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