Teacher development has moved beyond simple in-service workshops and has expanded into a more robust system of job-embedded and teacher selected professional development. In order to advance in their careers, teachers seek out professional development opportunities which are ongoing and aligned with standards and assessments.
The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching offers a wide range of teacher professional development opportunities, for both future and currently practicing educators.
The Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), is a College Board endorsed program that is hosted at the University of South Florida each summer. Through APSI, educators are provided with professional development to prepare them for teaching AP courses in the upcoming school year. Through the Advanced Placement™ program, College Board provides a way for high school students to earn free college credits while taking high school courses.
The Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP) is an affiliate of the National Writing Project and a partner with the University of South Florida. Consisting of highly skilled Teacher Consultants who are expert classroom educators from all grade levels and disciplines, TBAWP is committed to improving writing and learning across the Tampa Bay area.
Created in 2013, the Teacher Leadership Academy is a customized program that allows K-12 teachers to work toward a Teacher Leader Graduate Certificate or an advanced degree at USF while still on-site in their classrooms. The Teacher Leadership Academy is a clinically-centered model of teacher leader preparation where the school's needs drive the curriculum for graduate coursework, while working to develop a cadre of teacher leaders that work together to renew the school.