An academy program created for innovative educators with your interests and priorities in mind. Teachers, this is where you have the opportunity to strengthen your skills, abilities and mindsets throughout your career.
Future-ready schools need inspired educators.
Our workshops are designed with best practices in adult learning. Educators focus on the areas where they choose to grow with a wide range of learning opportunities.
Be a better teacher leader one workshop at a time.
Expand your teaching strategies and practices without stretching your schedule. Our 3 - 4-hour courses will inspire and reinvigorate you without adding a heavy demand to your already busy schedule. Workshops will be available throughout the year.
Learn from innovative practitioners who lead to learn.
Peer-to-peer learning is at the heart of professional growth. That’s why we’ve gathered nationally and internationally-recognized leaders and expert practitioners to facilitate our workshops. Get re-energized and rejuvenated beyond the classroom in an atmosphere full of practitioners like you.
Learn and network with convenience.
With workshops available in metro Denver, virtually and across the state, you’ll be able to join us when it works for your schedule.
Lead your own path.
Customize your professional learning network based on workshops you want to take. Workshops are focused on best practices for inclusive, future ready learning spaces and classrooms. Build upon your expertise while learning from those who understand your context as practitioners.
Workshops provide options for credit.
Make an impact on others’ futures, and on your own. Earn credit toward courses that can be stacked to complete courses toward graduate certificates. Credit may also apply toward degrees in the School of Education & Human Development. Our teacher academy is designed for flexibility and provides options to help you accomplish your professional learning goals.
Connect with peers while elevating your career.
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