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 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.

Course Offerings

Read more about our innovative Professional Development workshops. Find out how to have your school partner with Inspired Teaching or sign up for open-enrollment courses.

Instigator Of Thought Challenge

Browse our self-guided activity library to find ideas that spark your professional learning. Build your practice and hone your craft!

Humanities Hub

Join a cohort of English teachers, Social Studies teachers, and Library Media Specialists as they take an interdisciplinary approach to developing new curriculum.

Inspired Workplace

Bring Inspired Teaching facilitators to your workplace to experience the benefits of learning & collaborating in an engagement-based setting.



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


 of 2016-2017 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

This has been nothing like what I’ve experienced before in professional development. Inspired Teaching’s program has been fantastic!

— SCALE Teacher Leader (’14)