SPI 2013 Summer Teachers Academies During July of 2013, approximately ninety teachers attended one of three, 3-day SPI Teachers Academies across the State to enhance their capacity to ensure every learner spends his/her time engaged and benefitting from learning experiences that are personally meaningful and relevant. The overarching guiding question of the 2013 SPI Academies was: How can we grow more effective practices of teaching and learning? UDL, DI, integrated technology and informative assessment were the elements targeted in the 2013 SPI Academies. Participants were encouraged to attend the academies in general educator/special educator pairs from the same school to support collaboration and enhance continued growth. During the Academies, each participant prepared a personalized professional growth plan for implementing new learning and deeper understandings in their classrooms. A planning framework created by the Marzano Research Laboratory was studied and utilized to create professional growth goals that align with effective practices of teaching and learning and fulfill the requirements of the new West Virginia Educator Evaluator System. SPI is expected to raise the quality of instruction in ways that impact all learners.