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Who We Are

At the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, a professional learning community of master teachers and teacher residents work to ensure that a diverse group of students achieve their potential as accomplished learners, thoughtful citizens, and imaginative and inquisitive problem solvers through a demanding, inquiry-based curriculum. The goals for our students are centered around four principles: Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity.

Overview

At Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, students learn through an academically challenging, standards-based curriculum that supports and builds their intellect, inquiry skills, imagination and integrity.  Master Teachers lead every classroom, instruction is individualized and learning is joyful and engaging.

Our school houses a Teacher Residency program in which Inspired Teaching Residents work towards full certification under the guidance and supervision of our master teachers.  Students in each classroom benefit from the experience and expertise of Master Teachers and the energy and enthusiasm of new teachers.  Once fully certified, our Inspired Teaching Residents graduate and go on to teach in other DC public schools.  We’re striving to be a leader in improving the way teachers are trained and students are educated.

What We Do

We are building a learning environment to support out students’ academic achievement and equip them with critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills they need to be successful in our rapidly changing society.

Our standards-based curriculum and student goals are centered on the 4 I’s: Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination and Integrity.  Our instruction is structured around the Common Core Standards with mathematics, reading and writing taught through a workshop model.

Learning at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School is student directed and differentiated to meet the needs of each child.  All students are challenged and engaged.  They achieve at high levels in classrooms that integrate arts, science, music, and movement into the curriculum.

Methodology

The Inspired Teaching School implements the philosophy and instructional methodology of Center for Inspired Teaching, a DC-based educational organization that has served our city’s teachers and students since 1995, with the goal of ensuring that teachers make the most of children’s innate desire to learn. Center for Inspired Teaching has worked with thousands of educators from nearly every school in the District of Columbia, improving instruction and learning for thousands of students.

Our Inspired Teachers structure their lessons so that students work independently and collaboratively using the process of inquiry to search for answers, pose and solve problems, and meet academic standards.  In our classrooms teachers and students are intellectually, emotionally and physically engaged.

200 Douglas St., NE | Washington, DC 20002 | p: 202-248-6825 | f: 202-248-6939 | info@inspiredteachingschool.org

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