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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

Blogs We Are Reading This Month – Flexible Seating Myths, The Power of Nature

By Abby Sandberg PhD, Learning Specialist and Early Elementary Division Head The Power of Nature from The SharingPYP Blog At UCDS, we believe that it is important to support learning…

Five Characteristics of Effective School Culture

By David Garrick, Graduate School Dean In Creating Cultures of Thinking, Ron Ritchhart reveals the hidden tool for transforming our schools: culture. Every school has a unique organizational culture. The most…