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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Center for inspired teaching is building a better school experience for children by transforming the role of the teacher from information provider to instigator of thought.

Programs: Professional development:inspired teaching provides teachers with new skills to help build student achievement in creative and effective ways. Inspired teaching engages teachers in a deep analysis of their current instructional strategies and provides training in the skills that are the foundation of all teaching and learning. Teachers learn to communicate subject matter effectively while observing, listening, and asking questions designed to spark students' intellectual curiosity. Programs include the inspired teaching institute, interactive professional development for teachers at all stages of their teaching careers; building literacy in the social studies, a partnership with dc public schools to provide common core aligned professional development to all dc public schools, middle school and high school teachers and engage teachers in creating and implementing a district-wide social studies curriculum, and design of professional development for k-12 science teachers aligned with the next generation science standards.

teacher certification program: inspired teaching offers a 24-month state approved teacher certification program that recruits, selects, trains, and supports highly-qualified individuals to become teachers in the district of columbia. This program prepares educators in early childhood and elementary education through a residency model that includes coursework, classroom experience, and one-on-one mentoring.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Utilizing a unique and supportive teacher training and professional development model - Center for Inspired Teaching passionately believes that every child has the capacity to learn and thrive and that all teachers can be inspired teachers.

Inquiry based learning - helping children learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think - is the secret sauce for this amazing non-profit.

Come and visit the Center for Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School at one of our monthly tours and see us in action!

Center for Inspired Teaching is passionately committed to the DC public schools and has worked with hundreds of teachers. We are now working with the entire DC school system through a partnership that will empower and train DC's social studies teachers in the Common Core Standards as well as create the first ever social studies curriculum written by DCPS teachers.

In Baltimore, Center for Inspired teaching brought the Common Core Standards to middle school math teachers and are working with teacher leaders to help Baltimore transform the pratice of all of its math teachers. The results are already apparent in the classroom and in the enthusiastic endorsement of teachers.

Empowering, mentoring and strengthening teachers and the experience for students is the core of what we do and the results for both teachers and students are mind bending.



Get involved! Visit our website. Tour our school. Sign up for training (whether you're a life long teacher seeking to re energize your career or a person contemplating entering the field for the first time).

And of course - CONTRIBUTE! We're growing and need every extra dollar.

We are a 4-star charity as measured by Charity Navigator - so you know your money will be well managed and well spent.



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Center for Inspired Teaching is a fantastic organization. I'm a student at George Washington University studying Human Services (which is nonprofit management and social work rolled into one), and my experiences interning for Inspired Teaching have brought to life the concepts discussed in my coursework. Inspired Teaching has a wonderful staff dedicated to the organization's mission. Leadership is effective in ensuring that all work is mission-driven and effective. They also have a fantastic in-house research team that constantly evaluates programs and makes sure that programming is positively impacting students and teachers. In addition, Inspired Teaching has a wonderful network of teachers, principals, parents, advocates, and alumni who support the organization's efforts to grow and make its practices the norm in schools. I've had an amazing, informative experience at Inspired Teaching and feel well prepared to transition to life as a nonprofit professional after being part of such an exemplary organization.

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