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- 1:7 Early childhood teacher-student ratio
- 59% Teachers of diverse heritage
- 8/8 Wards represented in student body
- 95% Admitted to top high school choice
- 1 Tier ranking by DC PCSB
- 472 Students: Preschool - 8th grade
As teachers pack up classrooms, and students begin summer vacation, incoming ITDS Principal, Shannon Kane, reflects on the power of transitions - where every ending makes way for a new beginning.
ITDS is featured in this report by the Astra Center for Innovative Education and Center for Inspired Teaching as a school with a core commitment to radically reimagined relationships.
Deborah Dantzler Williams shares with a wide audience key aspects of what makes our school unique .
The ABCDE's: A framework for social-emotional learning and behavior management
Born out of a partnership with D.C.’s Center for Inspired Teaching, ITDS was meant to be “a changemaker in the realm of public education”
Amanda Fasciano is a middle school teaching resident through the Inspired Teaching Residency Program. New to the classroom this year, Amanda shares what she has already observed from lead teachers and students about engaging projects.
Instructional coach Ben Frazell explains the most wonderful time of the year at ITDS, a weeklong opportunity for students and adults to dive deep into a topic of learning outside of the normal academic program.
Sara Bailey, of the Astra Center for Innovative Education, reflects on her visit to ITDS in her latest post, noting how students "...took themselves seriously, asked about what they wanted to know, and seemed incredibly confident."
Inspired Teaching Demonstration School is again ranked as a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.
Connie Brown, prekindergarten teacher talks about the value of cultivating Earth stewardship among our youngest learners.
Tamas O’Doughda, middle school English teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public School, writes about the importance of believing that all students are capable of achieving much more than we may expect.
Maureen Ingram, founding preschool teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, shares the world of wonder and curiosity that preschoolers experience in the neighborhood.
Hi-Uan Kang, an art teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, shares her kindergarten experience with the color unit.
Michael Thompson, a teaching assistant in prekindergarten, reflects on the power of having students share to support learning.
Fourth grade teacher, Sandhya Ghanta, observes the 4I’s while her students explore the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Community Museum.
Preschool teacher, Lacey Head, reflects on the excitement and uncertainty of escaping your comfort zone to build the school community.
Written by Jodi Ash, middle school science teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, this post explores the commonality between middle school students and toddlers.
This post, written by Ashley Moser, fourth grade teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, explores the importance of imaginative play - for all ages.
On the second day of school, students were asked, “What was the BEST thing about the first day of school this year?”
Yesterday, August 16th, 2018 the city announced results from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test.