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The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation selected Inspired Teaching as a grantee because of its innovative approach to training educators.
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The Inspired Teaching School puts Inspired Teaching’s instructional model into action in every classroom.
The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, a separate 501(c)(3) organization from Center for Inspired Teaching, believes that every student possesses the ability to think critically, learn and understand information, and solve complex problems – and that students should spend time in school engaged in primarily these kinds of activities. Active, hands-on experiential learning is primary. Young people learn to read and write and achieve at high levels without having to surrender their intellectual curiosity and their passion for learning.
In 2015, the Inspired Teaching School was voted “Best Middle School” in the Washington City Paper’s annual “Best of DC” readers’ poll. In 2014, the Inspired Teaching School was voted “Best Elementary School.”
The Inspired Teaching School has also been identified as an “Exemplar School” by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). The 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program identifies what 21st century educational practices look like and where they are being implemented, providing educators and communities with a variety of models to replicate, and offering policymakers and P21 State Partners local examples to help encourage their support.
The school currently serves students from age 3 through 7th grade and will add one grade level in school year 2016-17, when it reaches capacity at 8th grade.
Prospective families interested in joining the Demonstration School should learn more at www.inspiredteachingschool.org.