Professional Learning Experiences
We offer blended (in-person and virtual) professional development models that include ongoing support for PK-16 teachers and instructional leaders. We place an emphasis on programs designed for school and district teams so that improvement happens beyond individual classrooms. We strive for teachers, schools, and most importantly for students, to realize maximum impact from our programs.
The research-informed design of CSET’s professional learning opportunities reflect this vision in many ways:
- We focus on understanding instructional practices that improve learning.
- We develop teachers as reflective practitioners who lead changes in their settings.
- We build professional communities to sustain teachers for their entire careers.
Professional learning opportunities
School Leaders Program
The purpose of the CSET School Leaders Program (SLP) is to build a movement of school site leaders who are committed to disrupting power dynamics and cycles of oppression through social justice leadership and a critical examination of school curricula, policies and culture.
Professional Learning Design Labs
CSET is proud to introduce our Professional Learning Design Labs. Developed by CSET graduate students, these research-based courses offer unique experiences for teachers to become co-creators of their own professional learning. This offers an incredible opportunity to give input on how research is bridged with practice in a way that is relevant to each teacher’s particular setting.
Our cross-content foundational institutes target advanced professional skills for teaching excellence with an emphasis on school and district teams.
Content Deepening Courses
In community with teaching colleagues, academics, and expert practitioners, these content specific courses deepen teachers’ understandings of both subject matter and high leverage pedagogical strategies grounded in instructional equity.
Our fellowships are multi-year, application-based professional learning experiences that consist of annual on-campus institutes and regular virtual coaching throughout the year. Explore and apply to our fellowships below.
Hollyhock Fellowship Program
The Hollyhock Fellowship welcomes high school teachers from across the country who are interested in deepening and developing their content-specific instructional practices and creating equitable access and opportunities for all learners in their classrooms.
The Wipro Science Education Fellowship Program trains educators to build leadership skills and teaching excellence within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines by leveraging research-validated expertise from participating universities and designing transformative instructional experiences for under-funded K-12 school districts in the surrounding areas.