Teacher Professional Development

Professional learning

We are here to support educators. That means building opportunities that work with and for teachers. We design workshops that create impacts that last far beyond the date of the event. If you are looking for a safe and thoughtful community- you've found the right place. 

We focus on Core Teaching Practices, Place Based and Project Based Learning, and Design Thinking. By partnering with other leaders in education, we can connect teachers with the best practices and ideas to spark their teaching. 

Educational communities


We're thrilled to have three ongoing cohorts of teachers learning together.

Book club 

Belle Isle Fellowship

CTP Fellowship 

Meets monthly via Zoom. Discusses shared readings and building communities around the profession. Book and all resources provided.  Meets regularly via Zoom. Center and Belle Isle Staff visit teachers and provide one-on-one support. Teachers work on PBL projects as a community. Meets three times a year on campus. Focuses on Core Teaching Practices. Teachers collaborate with Center staff and have one-on-one support.
Email us at cese@cmich.edu to learn more!  Summer 2023 Cohort Full Summer 2023 Cohort Full 

Interested in creating a professional learning option for your school or educational space? Get in touch! We'd love to be a part of your school community. We focus on: 

  • Core Teaching Practices.
  • Project-Based Learning.
  • Place-Based Learning.
  • Design Thinking.

Contact Ashley O'Neil to learn more.