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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

Welcome to the Periodic Table

We are on the cusp of publishing the next set of modules in our online professional learning ImmersiFIRE series. With a focus on music and science, we want to highlight…

Making Magic: A Tale of Team Teaching

by Lily Burgess, 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher Twice a week my team of 1-2 teachers gathers for official meetings. Twice a week we formally discuss how previous curriculum is…