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.
2019-2020 Calendar of Events
Each year the Arizona K12 Center creates a Calendar of Events. Our publication includes dates and short descriptions for the professional learning opportunities we will offer during the school year. Physical copies of our Calendar of Events are free and can be picked up at our events or mailed to you. Grab two, one for you and one for a colleague. These posters also look great hanging up in your school collaborative space. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!
Professional Learning Plan: Reflective Tool
After the initial purchase of a complete Professional Learning Plan Toolkit, additional Reflective Tools can be purchased as a replacement for the original tool included. This Reflective Tool provides writing space to document professional learning goals, areas of focus, a plan for professional learning activities, resources, timelines, data collection and analysis, and reflection.
Building a Profession
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!
"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.
Closing Achievement Gaps: A Lesson From Dr. Donyall Dickey
An upcoming training explores ways you can shift your school or district’s instructional program to make sustainable improvements that can help close achievement gaps. Dr. Donyall Dickey starts his trainings for educators and administrators with an open dialogue surrounding achievement gaps and ...
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