Professional Development

Across the network, all KIPP teachers have access to various professional development opportunities to continue improving their craft. Teacher professional development is both formal and informal, and is offered at the school, regional, and national level. In addition, KIPP offers world class professional development to teachers and aspiring leaders through our KIPP School Leadership Programs. 

National Professional Development Programs

KIPP Share

KIPP Share

Network-Wide Collaboration

KIPP Teachers have access to KIPP Share, an online platform that enables teachers to share their curriculum, connect with teachers across the network, and explore popular classroom resources. KIPP teachers share to spark creativity and innovation in one another. They build on each other’s work so KIPPsters benefit from the collective wisdom of a network.

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KIPP School Summit

KIPP School Summit

Community Building & Celebration

Every summer, KIPP teachers have the opportunity to come together for an entire week of learning and community-building at the KIPP School Summit (KSS). This network-wide event offers learning experiences with high quality presenters in all academic content areas and effective and culturally relevant pedagogy. While maximizing opportunities for sharing and collaborating with colleagues, KSS also ensures that teachers walk back into their classrooms each fall armed with best practices and tools that they can implement immediately. Every session is designed to support teachers in becoming masters of their craft.

KIPP Content Retreats

KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching

Hands-on Learning

Every year, KIPP Foundation hosts a variety of weekend-long community retreats throughout the country. These retreats provide attendees an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with other teachers and leaders throughout the network. In addition, they are able to observe at the local KIPP schools, work side by side with fellow KIPP teachers on their long term plans/lesson plans, and attend workshops presented by outstanding outside education professionals. If you would like more information on these events or are interested in being a presenter, please contact

KIPP School Leadership Programs

Leadership Competency Model

World-Class Development

For teachers interested in pursuing school leadership, KIPP School Leadership Programs run nationally-recognized programs over the summer and during the school year to support the development of teacher leaders, deans and individuals selected to lead KIPP schools. These leadership development programs include classroom learning, collaborative projects and residencies in KIPP schools around the country.

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MAC 01/27/15