Sanford Inspire celebrates and develops inspirational educators through free on-demand courses and resources designed to support social emotional learning and inspirational instruction in the PK-12 classroom and at our partner universities.
Sanford Inspire offers more than 70 free, on-demand courses to support educator professional development.
Personalized professional development
30- and 60-minute courses
Course assessments and certificates
Coach and facilitator guides
Pre-K-12 and university implementation models
Mobile-friendly for course access anywhere
Our Online Learning Portal gives you access to our free, easy-to-navigate, on-demand courses and connects you with educators around the country.
Join us for social emotional learning-focused and other engaging professional development webinars hosted by experts in the education field from around the country. Register for our upcoming webinars today, or view our past webinars!View Webinars
Do you know a teacher who deserves $50,000? We want to recognize 51 of the nation’s top inspiring teachers by awarding $10,000 to 51 finalists and a $50,000 total award to one grand prize winner. Nominate an inspirational teacher today!Nominate Now
Each child deserves an inspiring teacher. The mission of Sanford Inspire is to empower educators with research-based knowledge and classroom-tested tools and practices so they can inspire students to achieve academic and social success. We partner with teacher preparation organizations and PK-12 school districts to strengthen our vision of providing an inspirational teacher in every classroom.
Sanford Inspire is made possible due to generous funding from the Denny Sanford Foundation. Entrepreneur and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is a devoted advocate for programs that enhance the well-being of children. Mr. Sanford knows firsthand the powerful and lasting impact of inspirational teachers. Mr. Sanford’s investment supports the continued development of innovative resources that are improving outcomes for children.