Providing Support to Arizona’s Teachers
There is nothing else quite like the Arizona K12 Center. The Center brings quality learning opportunities to Arizona’s educators. Whether the trainers are local, national, or international experts, the programs offered are relevant, grounded in what works, and impactful. The Arizona K12 Center is home to the Arizona Teacher Program (formerly known as the Arizona Master Teacher Program) that supports teachers where they are along the continuum of practice. This includes new teacher support, National Board guidance, and teacher leader development. Where appropriate, the Center will also come to your school to deliver customized training to meet your specific needs.
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, 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 leadership 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 classroom to improve the education for all children.
"When it comes to my students, I am equipping them with the skills needed to be prepared for the next grade level and beyond. Without a strong foundation, the options they have are limited. As the days go by, I see my students growing into new people, which fuels my fire."