Inspired Teaching celebrates Changemakers in Action

June 13, 2016

(Photo credits: Griffin Rowell/Center for Inspired Teaching)

On June 7th, Inspired Teachers and Inspired students presented action research, shared their experiences interning at DC historic sites, and facilitated inquiry-based activities at Inspired Teaching’s interactive end-of-year celebration: Changemakers in Action: A Showcase of Work From Inspired Teachers and Inspired Students.

At the event, the 2014 Inspired Teaching Fellows presented on classroom research topics including gender identity, storytelling, positive behavior intervention, visual art centers, and more. Guests were invited to engage with Fellows and discuss how the findings from their research can inform changemaking within their classrooms, schools, and beyond.

Joining the Fellows were high school students from Inspired Teaching’s yearlong Real World History course, who shared experiences from their second-semester internships at historic sites and organizations throughout DC. The 2015 SCALE Teacher Leaders also presented, facilitating engagement-based science and engineering activities for the group.

Whether it’s a teacher passionately committed to best practices or a student striving to make a difference in the community, Inspired Teaching changemakers are at work throughout our city.

Thank you to the Pepco Edison Place Gallery for providing the space for this year’s celebration.

September Inspired Teaching Institute

Teachers can’t control what happens between the time students wake up and when they arrive at school but they have a lot of control over what happens when students cross the classroom threshold. Participants in this fast-paced, idea-rich Institute will learn 20 different strategies for starting the school day!