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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

Creating and Nurturing Inviting Spaces

by Jenn Drake, Early Elementary Teacher Our entire staff was lucky to take part in a workshop led by Pat Hughes from The Center for Ethical Leadership in recent years,…

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop – Talking to Kids About Race

You are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 24th at UCDS. 4:30-6:00pm Educator session open to the public 6:30-8:00pm UCDS community session How much do children really understand about…