Professional Development Frequently Asked Questions offers multiple avenues for professional development, including conference presentations, workshops at the location of our choice, and institutes and FOCUS sessions through the Dinah Zike Academy. 

I'm interested in attending the Dinah Zike Academy. Do I have to become a trainer if I go?

While we offer the opportunity to pursue certification as a Dinah Zike trainer, you have no obligation to do so. Many educators attend as an avenue for their continued professional development, with no intent of pursuing certification. 

How do I set up a teacher training at my school?

Contact us! Either through the contact us form on our website or by calling our toll-free number:800-99-DINAH.

We require at least 30 days prior to your intended training date to schedule your training and find just the right trainer for your session.

How much does it cost to attend the Dinah Zike Academy?

Tuition for our 3-day (well, 2+ days) institutes is $985.00. We offer an early-bird discount of 10% and if 3 or more people from the same school attend the same session, they get a 10% discount--so you could get up to 20% off!

Tuition for our 1 1/2 day FOCUS sessions is $350.00. We offer the same early-bird and quantity discounts as for the 3-day institutes.

Tuition for any session includes all materials necessary for the session.