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Arizona K12 Center

Learn.Lead.Inspire

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. 

The Arizona K12 Center strives to support teachers along the continuum through:

  • Induction support and services for teachers in years 0-3 of their career.
  • Robust mentor training and ongoing support.
  • Varied professional learning opportunities to support educators seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and skills.
  • Support for educators pursuing National Board Certification.
  • Teacher leadership opportunities for professionals seeking new experiences.

The Arizona K12 Center serves as a vital hub connecting Arizona’s educators with the most current best practices in professional development. As the demands of our 21st Century economy and demographics emerge, the education community is called upon to respond in kind. New approaches are required to address new challenges. At the same time, we cannot afford to simply embrace innovation for its own sake. Now more than ever, research-based answers are essential to enhancing teacher performance and student learning. With the practitioner standing at the intersection of theory and practice, the Arizona K12 Center develops and facilitates leading professional development solutions for our classrooms today.

Upcoming PD Events & Webinars

June 24, 2024 , June 25, 2024...

19th Annual Teacher Leadership Institute

Join us for the 19th Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Amplify Excellence!

July 10, 2024 , July 17, 2024...

National Board Pre-Candidacy Class

You’ll gain a firm understanding of the process and be prepared to begin the National Board process.

August 6, 2024 , August 20, 2024...

National Board Pre-Candidacy Class

You’ll gain a firm understanding of the process and be prepared to begin the National Board process.

September 18, 2024

Beginning Teacher Series: Shouting Won’t Grow Dentrites with Marcia Tate

Learn strategies for managing an active, brain-compatible classroom without ever raising your voice.

October 8, 2024

National Board Maintenance of Certificate Support Kickoff

Set the stage for continuing your National Board Certification with this time dedicated to MOC.

October 22, 2024

Beginning Teacher Series: Welcome to Teaching with Doug Fisher

This is the hands-on event for you to thrive in your first year of teaching!

October 26, 2024

National Board New and Continuing Candidate Kickoff

This event provides direction and motivation for National Board candidates.

November 16, 2024

National Board New and Continuing Candidate Kickoff

This event provides direction and motivation for National Board candidates.

February 6, 2025 , February 20, 2025...

National Board Pre-Candidacy Class

You’ll gain a firm understanding of the process and be prepared to begin the process of National Board Certification.

February 11, 2025

Beginning Teacher Series: Rigor Redefined with Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell will explore the tenets of his book Rigor Redefined.

February 15, 2025

Coaching Saturday – Tucson

This one-day working retreat allows you to focus on your National Board work in the way that best supports you!

March 22, 2025

16th Annual Celebration of Accomplished Teaching

Please join us in recognizing Arizona's new and maintained National Board Certified Teachers.

April 26, 2025

Coaching Saturday – Tucson

This one-day working retreat allows you to focus on your National Board work in the way that best supports you!

June 3, 2025 , June 4, 2025...

National Board: Coaching for Candidate Success

This four-day training will help you learn the skills to coach candidates through the National Board process.

Upcoming PD Programs

September 4, 2024 , September 5, 2024...

Mentor Institute

This Mentor Institute is aligned to specifically meet the needs of Arizona teachers and mentors.

September 25, 2024 , September 26, 2024...

Arizona New Teacher Induction Network

Arizona New Teacher Induction Network.

October 23, 2024 , October 24, 2024...

Advanced Mentor Institute

This learning opportunity is our next level of mentor and coaching training designed for mentors and coaches.

November 19, 2024 , January 28, 2025...

Mentor Forum

Mentor Forum event is uniquely designed and tailored to provide current research and relevant topics.

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