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

UCDS Institute: Turning Inquiry into Action

By David Garrick, Graduate School Dean Teachers use what we learn everyday to improve our teaching and better design the learning experience for our students.  The students participating in UCDS Institute’s…

Art Specialist Jessica Garrick Plays to Packed Room at WAEA 2018 in Tacoma

October 6, 2018 Tacoma, Washington Art Specialist Jessica Garrick presented at this year’s Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) annual meeting in Tacoma. Her hands-on workshop Monotype Printing: Making Multiples, Not…