In 2009, a founding group of educators was convened by Center for Inspired Teaching to establish a school that showcases the Inspired Teaching instructional model. In doing so, Inspired Teaching Demonstration School seeks to serve as a changemaker in the public school realm. We accomplish this, primarily, in two ways:
The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School seeks to share best practices with educators, policy makers, and invested community members.
By hosting monthly school tours and offering site-based professional development for educators, the school strives to share the best practices of our model and our teachers. Our practice is public and our teachers are expected to reflect regularly to refine their practice in the best interest of students. Our community is eager to engage in dialogue to improve the school experience for all students - in our building and beyond.
The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School serves as a training site for teacher residents who move on to schools throughout the city.
Since inception in 2011, the school has been a host site for resident teachers from the Inspired Teaching Certification Program. The two year program places teachers in our school for a full year of training under a master teacher before going on to become a lead teacher in schools throughout the District of Columbia. The school has trained 59 teachers, who have gone to teach in classrooms throughout DC. In 2018, an additional 9 teacher residents will be trained on our campus.