Educator Institute


Our Educator Institute exposes K12 educators from across the country to the types of learning experiences they are seeking to create for their students. WPS hosts a range of highly differentiated professional development programs that speak to the needs and interests of seasoned teachers and school leaders. Programs are developed by WPS or in collaboration with aligned partner organizations that are designed with the following core learning principles in mind:


Learning is discovered, not told.


Learners direct learning through curiosity and inquiry.

Intensive Peer Exchange

Learners engage deeply with each other to clarify and interrogate their own thinking and beliefs across lines of difference.

Metacognitive & Mindset Shifting

Learners reflect on content through their experiences, setting aside time for analysis and self-reflection, rather than just “doing”.


Learners critically consume research on content of study across disciplines and industries At the Intersection of Heart & Mind: Learners are affirmed and trusted by colleagues and facilitators to grapple with complex content.

“We are guided by a belief that creating transformative learning experiences for educators is essential to helping educators create transformative learning experiences for their students and peers.”

Program Calendar

WPS · 196 Herrick Rd. · Newton, MA · 02459 ·