devX officially launched in January, 2016 after more than two years of pilot programming and PD implementation in the field. Initially, the unique professional development model was created in response to our experiences as educators who were quickly becoming discouraged with the lack of access to high-quality, effective in-service training. Our founding team set out to design the most engaging and transformational professional development experience for teachers.
To do this, we built sessions based on the fundamental understanding that professional development is most effective when teachers are immersed in an inquiry-based, experiential learning environment. To this end, all devXperiences are strategically designed to incorporate research based models for increasing teachers' planning, instructional, and assessment skills to impact student learning. The innovative design places participants at the center of the training and helps to inform and amplify their existing expertise.