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.

Arizona Teacher Residency

The Arizona K12 Center is thrilled to announce the creation of the Arizona Teacher Residency, a first-of-its-kind graduate program in Arizona modeled after medical residencies, to help recruit, prepare, support, and retain K-12 teachers. The two-year program provides aspiring teachers with in-classroom experience, cost-of-living stipends, a master’s degree, and a job at a partnering school district. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.


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Students Impacted

"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

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Spreading the Word on Brain-Based Learning with Dr. Marcia Tate

Feb 29, 2024

If you’re a teacher, you’re a dendrite grower, according to today’s guest Dr. Marcia Tate. Growin...

A Deep Love for Public Education with Kim Graham

Feb 22, 2024

You may know the Arizona Educational Foundation or AEF as the home of the Arizona Teacher of the ...

Understanding Reflective Practice with Dr. Kevin Roessger

Feb 15, 2024

Here at the Arizona K12 Center, we’re big proponents of reflecting on your practice. But what doe...

Building a Culture of Music in Tolleson with Efrain Casillas, the 2024 Arizona Teacher of the Year

Feb 8, 2024

Efrain Casillas, the 2024 Arizona Teacher of the Year, has been teaching at Tolleson Elementary S...

What’s All the Hype about Cognitive Coaching?

Dec 7, 2023

Explore the world of Cognitive Coaching — a transformative approach unlocking minds and elevating...


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.

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