UCDS Institute

Philosophy & Research

Designed by teachers for teachers

Every resource associated with the UCDS Institute is designed by our faculty. The goal of the UCDS Institute is to provide all educators with access to quality professional development.

A long history of innovation

At UCDS, we thrive in an environment where learning and evolving is paramount. Our long history as a lab school lends itself to our innovative foundation of collaborative teaching and learning. Partnerships with other educators and researchers from around the world enable our faculty to hone their craft, evolve professionally and share ideas with others. This shared “growth mindset” culture is the Institute’s most valuable asset.

The Latest

Blogs We Are Reading – Storytelling and Social Emotional Learning

By Marianne Sardelich, Infant Toddler Program Curriculum Coordinator The Power of Storytelling in Early Childhood: Helping Children Process the Coronavirus Crisis I really enjoyed your post on the power of…

A Big Thank You to My New Co-Teachers

By Marianne Sardelich, Infant Toddler Program Curriculum Coordinator In my first blog post I wrote about my thoughts for educators who are leading Zoom meetings with young children. In this…