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Innovative Teaching Academy

Do you feel like you aren't getting through to your students? Today's learners are vastly different from past generations. This new academy will give you opportunities to get informed, get connected, and learn to inspire others.


Made up of three levels, this academy will include specific professional development experiences that you will be able to tailor to your interests, ongoing support from ESC specialists and teachers across the region and more!


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For more information, contact:

Andi McNair

(254) 297-1291

Joshua Essary

(254) 297-1250

Kari Espin

(254) 297-1123

  • Complete a minimum of 32+ hours of professional learning experiences including the following topics:

    • 6-hours at transformED 2023 (July 17, 2024)
    • 6-hours at transformED 2024 (July 17, 2025)
    • 6-hours of an Innovative Teaching and Learning Workshop in the Fall
    • 6-hours of an Innovation Teaching and Learning Workshop in the Spring
    • 6, 1-hour webinars focusing on 
      • Engagement and Motivation
      • Innovative Teaching Strategies
      • Relevant Learning Experiences
      • Meaningful Technology Implementation


    Learning experiences will be specific to each event. Reflection opportunities will be made available to the participants.

  • Take the next step and become a connected educator by collaborating with other educators and outside experts. Activities include:

    • Join and contribute to the ITA PLC
    • Collaborate with our innovation specialists and other cohort members (2 virtual connections). 
    • Join and contribute to the #r12digin Voxer chat to share ideas and learn from others.
    • Participate in the Digital Learning Network
    • Connect your classroom with outside experts.
  • The final level focuses on leadership and modeling innovative teaching practices for other educators. To complete the academy, educators must complete a minimum of three "Inspire" opportunities. 1 required and 1 of your choosing:

    • Present at transformED 2025*
    • Submit a video demonstrating the integration of one of the learning experiences in their own classroom
    • Start a blog or vlog to share out with others
    • Other artifact for evidence of leadership on your campus