A note about summer workshops

All in-person summer workshops are cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual professional development opportunities are available through The Glasgow Group and The CTTL. Follow the links below to learn more and register:

  • The National Diversity Practitioners Institute will be held June 22-24 in a virtual setting. Your registration fee includes three intensive and impactful days of personal and professional development, 10am-6pm EST on each day – with healthy breaks between sessions – and check-ins with your cohort and NDPI faculty throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
  • The CTTL’s MBE Summer Deep Dive Series from July 13-17 is a five-day virtual event that includes presentations by leading MBE Science researchers, followed by research-to-practice Translation Group Sessions where you will collaborate with fellow teachers or school leaders in similar roles to apply ideas from the presentation to your own work with students. These sessions are facilitated by members of the CTTL team.

“Because Exceptional Teachers Know How the Brain Learns”

Dear Educators, 

The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning promotes innovative, research-driven teaching that develops each student’s potential as a learner. At its core, the CTTL believes that exceptional teachers know how the brain learns. Every CTTL workshop places research from the leading neuroscientists in the country, from schools such as Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Virginia, into the hands of every workshop attendee. More importantly, each workshop models how to transfer research to the classroom where it can validate, inform, and transform curriculum design and work with each student. So grab a colleague and expand your teaching brain and instructional practices so that you can develop a new lens in which to help all of your students be better understood, supported, and challenged as learners.

TAKOM: The Principles and Strategies of Neuroeducation


Join us for a workshop for K-12 educators and school leaders that approaches the science of learning through academic themes (e.g., listening, speaking, reading and writing) and provides tools and activities for next-day classroom use.

Design Thinking Workshop

Creating Innovators Through Design Thinking​


Join us for a three-day seminar that explores the instructional philosophy, tools and activities that nurture essential innovative thinking. This workshop develops the different strategies necessary to build creative, collaborative, and design-minded classrooms.

National Diversity ​Practitioners Institute


Designed specifically for those who want to sharpen their skills and deepen their practice around creating equitable and inclusive school communities, the three-day program will:
  • engage participants with interactive sessions that will deepen core knowledge around diversity, identity, and inclusion 
  • provide a framework for developing and implementing trusted practices
  • give members an opportunity to plan their diversity efforts at their school with support from institute faculty throughout the year in a formal mentoring program 
Participant at CTTL Academy

Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy


The Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy is a five-day deep dive into Mind, Brain, Education science and how this research can inform, validate, and transform teaching and learning. Purposefully designed for educators within all school settings, the Academy develops public, charter, private, state, and international school educators’ MBE knowledge, mindsets, and translational skills.

*Participants can earn graduate credits and CEU’s for this workshop.

Workshop Fees Waived for Current Teach for America Corps Members.

All courses & workshops are held at:

 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

8804 Postoak Road, Potomac, MD 20854


Lodging and Transportation

Local Lodging Available at Conference Rate through The Bolger Center      

9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

(866) 578-6600

Metro Shuttle Service

Shuttle bus service from the Grosvenor Metro station (Red Line) to St. Andrew’s is available.
Pick-up at 8 a.m. Return Service 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

If interested please contact info@thecttl.org to confirm.