Professional development for educators
The Arizona K12 Center improves teaching and learning through high-quality professional development. The organization is a one-of-a-kind hub that supports educators along the teaching continuum. For 20 years, the Center has focused on enhancing leadership, expanding learning, and unveiling inspiration for Arizona’s teachers, impacting countless students across the state. Connect with staff and friends of the Center to make your mark on Arizona’s students of today, the leaders of tomorrow.
New Teacher Support
Districts make an investment in every new teacher they hire. The Arizona K12 Center trains and supports mentors who in turn, support the newest members of the teaching profession. Learning opportunities specifically designed for the beginning teacher are provided throughout the year. An investment we make in our teachers is an investment we make in our students.
National Board Guidance
Administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Board Certification is a rigorous and reflective process that requires teachers to showcase the National Board Standards and student learning in their practice. The Arizona K12 Center provides guidance and fee support to teachers as they seek National Board Certification.
Teacher Leader Development
Teacher leader is not a title but rather bold actions to improve teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom. There is no one path to follow. Teacher leaders use their influence, skills, and expertise beyond the walls of their classrooms to improve education for all children.
National Board Certified Teacher T-Shirt
Each year we design a new NBCT t-Shirt. Don’t miss out on our newest version. Sizes available include S, M, L, XL, 2-5 XL. Get yours today!
#AmAZing NBCT T-Shirt
Join others in showcasing the power of National Board Certification in Arizona. Sizes available include S, M, L, and XL. Get yours today!
National Board Candidate T-Shirt
Are you a candidate pursuing National Board Certification and want to show it? What better way to spread the word about National Board Certification with your colleagues. Limited sizes available, including XL and 2XL. Get yours today!
Are you a fan of Arizona K12 Center swag? If you are, you won’t want to miss out on our newest tumbler! Our tumbler is great for keeping your beverage hot or cold at one of our events, during the school day, or in the car's cupholder as you listen along to our latest episode of 3Ps in a Pod.
Professional Learning Plan Toolkit
In this convenient toolkit, you will find:
Guide for Learning Communities: A step-by-step guide containing reflective questions, collaborative protocols, and activities for team development that follow a sequence to engage teams on a path toward collaborative inquiry.
Reflective Tool: A writing space to document professional learning goals, areas of focus, a plan for professional learning activities, resources, timelines, data collection and analysis, and reflection.
Standards Continuum Guide for Reflective Teaching Practice: A comprehensive exploration of the inTASC Model Core Teaching Standards, including reflective questions and a thorough self-assessment along a continuum of growth and development.
"One person’s pursuit of excellence raises the standards and performance of everyone around them. A teacher has the potential to change a student’s trajectory, a class culture, a school’s ethos, a district’s vision, a nation’s future."
Christie Olsen, NBCT
Lake Havasu Unified School District
Celebrating 20 Years: Going Places
The Arizona K12 Center improves teaching and learning in Arizona's schools through high quality professional development and teacher leadership. The Center is honored to celebrate 20 years in Arizona! You might recognize this Arizona student. Let's watch as Michaela shares how she is going places because of great teaching.
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How can the Arizona K12 Center support you?
Regardless of where you are along the continuum of practice, the Center can provide you with unparalleled professional learning opportunities and support. Whether you’re looking for content-specific training, technology integration assistance, mentoring and induction support, a partner in the National Board Certification process, or opportunities for teacher leadership, there’s a place for you in one (or many) of the Center’s offerings. We look forward to supporting you to be your best, so that kids can be their best.Contact Us