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The Next Level of Professional Development for Educators

Join our growing community of 23,000+ educators and countless students who have benefitted from KCI programs throughout California.

Practical Advice
PRACTICAL ADVICE
PRACTICAL ADVICE

Learn from and listen to California’s most passionate and expert practitioners in education.

Expert Intructors
EXPERT INSTRUCTORS
EXPERT INSTRUCTORS

Connect to other educators asking questions, seeking innovation, and changing lives just like you.

Supportive Community
SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

Extend your KCI network of educators, partners, and alumni looking to change the future of education together.

Who is KCI?

The Krause Center for Innovation is a nonprofit professional learning organization that partners with individual educators, school districts, county offices, and strategic partners to change the way educators learn. We develop responsive state certificate programs and workshops in educational technology, STEAM education, and online / blended learning. Our grant-funded Makerspace, located in Los Altos Hills on the campus of Foothill College, showcases the flexible and creative mindset of KCI’s approach to professional learning.

Student Design Thinking and Equity Projects

The Equity Deconstructed STEAM research class was launched for the 2021-2022 school year by seven Monta Vista High School educators in Fremont Union High School District. Students chose their own research topic and created their project using the Stanford d School’s Design Thinking Process, which includes conducting empathy interviews with community members and peers.

Professional Learning Designed for California Educators & Leaders Since 2000

Certificate Programs

Immersive learning experiences for educators who want to take their careers to the next level. Typically, programs start with a week of intensive learning followed by online classes and periodic group events. Certificate and college credits / CEUs.

Our Workshops

One day or short series, designed to quickly share skills you can use right away. No credits.

Our Community

Typically a few weeks long, these classes are designed especially for trained educators and requires registration at Foothill Community College. College credits / CEUs.

Recent Posts

Dec 9 2022

KCI MERIT program: Equipping teachers with cutting-edge tools
Mission: The MERIT (Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching) program has been the Krause Center for Innovation’s premier ...
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A KCI Impact Interview Featuring Jesus Huerta

Nov 8 2022

A KCI Impact Interview Featuring Jesus Huerta
"My goal is to show teachers that the classroom can go beyond pencil and paper. With a focus ...
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Design Thinking in Any Classroom

Oct 30 2022

Design Thinking in Any Classroom
Design thinking is a term that has attracted a lot of interest. Stanford’s d.school popularized the framework and ...
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Cybersecurity Remains Top Issue Per SETDA Survey

Oct 18 2022

Cybersecurity Remains Top Issue Per SETDA Survey
October marks the 19th year of raising awareness around cybersecurity issues. Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative founded and ...
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KCI opened many possibilities for my career and I learned how to expand my community of colleagues and find resources to continue my professional development.
Kumi Kobayashi
Kumi Kobayashi
#MERIT14, Japanese Teacher at Los Gatos High School

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Professional Learning Catalog

Fall/Winter 2022-2023