Teaching with Improvisation Fellowship

Rejuvenate your practice.
Rejuvenate yourself!


The Teaching with Improvisation Fellowship is an invigorating, yearlong learning experience grounded in the art of improvisation and the 5 Core Elements that lead to an engagement-rich classroom. The Fellowship kicks off with the Summer Institute in Washington, DC June 25-27 (9 AM – 3 PM). Fellows learn to listen attentively; hone their observation skills; and engage their curiosity and empathy to deepen their understanding of academic content, and their understanding of their students and how they learn. Following this three-day session, Fellows receive in-classroom support throughout the school year. They are empowered and expected to lead transformative professional development within their own school communities, as well as develop toolkits to engage students using strategies informed and inspired by their experience as Fellows.

What do 2023-2024 Teaching with Improvisation Fellows have to say about the program?

  • 100% of participants rated the learning as useful or very useful for their work and as engaging or very engaging
  • 100% of participants reported that the session was relevant to someone teaching their content area and grade level
  • Participants learned how to build more meaningful relationships with students

In their own words, here are some of the things teachers had to say after the Summer Institute:

“Your workshops inspire me to connect deeply with my students, and as an administrator, to connect more deeply with our instructors.”

“Thank you for all these life-affirming ideas!”

“This was a reminder that there is still joy in teaching no matter how challenging it has become.”

A square, spiral-bound notebook with a colorful cover that reads "Hooray for 2023" Inspiration for the Year Ahead

Apply Now for the 2024-2025 Teaching with Improvisation Fellowship

Center for Inspired Teaching invites teachers of all subjects and grade levels at Washington, DC schools to an invigorating learning experience grounded in the art of improvisation and the 5 Core Elements that lead to an engagement-rich classroom. Join us in Washington, DC June 25-27, 2024 to build creative teaching practices using improvisational techniques. Lunch will be provided daily and participants will receive a stipend. Apply today; space is limited and fills up quickly!

Due to funding parameters, we are currently prioritizing educators who work at schools in Washington, DC. If you teach outside of DC but would like to participate in and can attend the three-day Teaching with Improvisation program in summer 2024, we will add your name to the waitlist.

We are grateful to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for its support of this program.