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We partner with a lot of organizations, but our partnership with Center for Inspired Teaching to develop a teacher residency program has been one of the most important for our organization and the most tied to our mission.
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Data demonstrate that Inspired Teaching’s innovative approach to teacher professional development successfully accomplishes three vital goals:
1. Students achieve at high levels as a result of challenging, engaging, student-centered instruction.
Students taught by teachers participating in Inspired Teaching’s professional development show greater overall growth in academic achievement than students taught by non-participating teachers.
2. School becomes a place where children thrive and adults and children find joy in their work.
Classroom observations using the CLASS™ observation tool show that, after participating in Inspired Teaching’s transformative teacher preparation program, teachers increase their skills in creating a positive classroom climate by using effective communication and relationship building strategies. When students regularly experience positive communication and interaction with their teachers and peers, they are more likely to ask questions, participate, and engage in the overall learning process.
3. Educators take ownership and become agents of sustained change in their classrooms, schools, and beyond.
Inspired Teachers are leaders who enact sustained change in their classrooms, schools, and communities.