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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. “When we look to find the Teacher of the Year, we look to find teachers that have demonstrated that their students are growing, ...that they have an unquenchable thirst to learn, and to grow and to be better,” Deputy Mayor for Education Jennie Niles said following the announcement.

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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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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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Images and remarks from Chocolate Inspiration 2016

On April 21, the Inspired Teaching community came together at the 2016 Chocolate Inspiration gala, celebrating 20 years of Inspired Teaching, honoring author and activist Jonathan Kozol, and sampling inspired chocolate creations from some of the finest DC-area chefs.

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Euronews features Inspired Teaching in video news piece

Inspired Teaching was featured on Euronews' Learning World, an international news program dedicated to covering education innovation across the globe.

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Aleta Margolis featured at the Ashoka Turkey Changemaker Education Summit

On November 28, Aleta Margolis addressed a convening of school directors, educators, young people, civil society leaders, and philanthropists at the Changemaker Education Summit in Istanbul.

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Inspired Teaching partners with National Center for Teacher Residencies on new initiative

Inspired Teaching will partner with the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) to continue transforming teacher preparation as NCTR, which received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, becomes one of five Teacher Preparation Transformation Centers across the United States.

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Inspired Teaching kicks off 20th Anniversary Celebration with event at Nats Park

On August 26, Inspired Teaching invited Inspired Teachers from all programs - from 15 year veterans to teachers entering the classroom for the first time - to come together for a special, 20th Anniversary celebration at Nationals Park.

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Inspired Teaching and OSSE host STEM Leadership Academy for DC school leaders

On August 5 and 6, school leaders from across Washington, DC joined Center for Inspired Teaching and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for a citywide STEM Leadership Academy for Principals.

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Inspired Teaching & DCPS celebrate Teacher Leaders

On June 10, Inspired Teaching and DC Public Schools came together with a community of teachers and students to celebrate the successes of the BLISS & SCALE Teacher Leaders in spreading inquiry-based, standards-aligned instruction citywide.

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