Inspired Teaching Academy

Targeted professional development

Long-term courses – Short-term workshops – Classroom-embedded coaching

Inspired Teaching Academy offers a variety of 3-4 day courses, as well as shorter workshops; The professional development offerings are steeped in improvisational theater techniques, and built on the belief that teachers are the ultimate purposeful improvisers. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every student has a meaningful, creative, engaging education. Our most popular courses and workshops are available on an open-enrollment basis. Other courses are available on a contract-basis with schools, districts, and other educational organizations. To learn more about contracting with Inspired Teaching, please contact us.

In the event that individual courses are not aligned with school goals, we can develop personalized courses drawing upon our extensive library of workshops and activities. In addition to these offerings, Inspired Teaching provides a variety of services including instructional coaching, leadership support, consulting services, an online library of innovative instructional improvement tools, and more.

Our open-enrollment courses and workshops bring together educators from many schools on a variety of topics, shifting educators toward more engaging, student-centered instruction.



of 2016-2017 Inspired Teaching Academy participants reported that Inspired Teaching significantly influenced their practice


 of 2016-17 of Inspired Teaching Academy participants surveyed would recommend the training


of 2016-2017 Inspired Teaching Academy participants rated trainings as effective or stronger than other learning experiences

I was continually engaged in the activities. The material presented was done so through many different methods and was always useful in my class. The sessions got me to reflect on what I was doing in the classroom and the ways I could improve.

— Inspired Teaching Institute Participant (’12)