Inspired Teaching Academy

Targeted professional development

Short-term workshops – School-wide Professional Development – Classroom-embedded coaching

Inspired Teaching Academy offers a variety of workshops that are steeped in improvisational theater techniques and are 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.

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.

To learn more about contracting with Inspired Teaching, please contact us.

A Taste Of Inspired Teaching

Want to experience an Inspired Teaching professional development before signing up for a longer course? Do you want staff at your school to see why you love Inspired Teaching? A Taste of Inspired Teaching might be for you!

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

The Inspired Teaching professional development has been one of the best PD experiences I’ve had. They take great measure to ensure teachers learn experientially, which is also what they are developing teachers to do with students. I feel very inspired to facilitate organic learning experiences.

— Inspired Teacher Leader (’14)