Center for Leadership and Learning

Important Updates!

Upcoming Events 

  • Aspiring and Early Career Educators Conference – College educator prep students and educators in their first five years on the job should plan to attend this Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) offering at MEA Headquarters in East Lansing. Learn more and register by Feb. 23.
  • Join MINE for winter PD for new educators  – Please join us as we explore some great learning opportunities hosted by MEA and MiNE – Michigan New Educators. Centered in the Michigan Core Teaching Practices, this training series is a continuation of our fall offerings. The Winter Series focuses on instructional practices and helping navigate the end of year evaluation meeting. You do not need to attend all offerings to participate. These offerings are SCECH-approved. Learn more or register today.

  • White Fragility book study starts March 4 – You are invited to a five-week, online book study on White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. This New York Times bestseller explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Free SCECHs are available for MEA members participating in the study, which takes place via Zoom on Monday nights from 6-7:30 starting March 4. Learn more here.
  • Core Safety Practices – Hundreds of MEA members participated in the fall series of professional learning opportunities relating to student violence. The series continues with more offerings focusing on de-escalation, post-incident best practices, communication infrastructure, leveraging policies and law, and managing stress. Learn more here or register today.


Substitute Teaching: The Roadmap to Success
Check out a new resource for anyone interested in substitute teaching.
This handbook provides background, best practices and tips to help new and
current subs to be successful in Michigan classrooms.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Changes to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF)  have
resulted in thousands of educators getting relief from student loan debt. Did
you know the deadline for applying to receive the one-year waiver is Oct.
31? Learn more and get important resources at

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MEA is committed to the professional excellence of our members and the education profession at large – so that EVERY Michigan student can succeed in our democracy and economy, no matter where they live.

That’s why the Center for Leadership & Learning was founded: to provide high-quality professional development and leadership training to the members of the Michigan Education Association, educators in related fields and students considering careers in education.

Centered around our passion for social justice for our students and our members, the Center’s programs focus on helping educators Meet Student Needs and Advocate for the Profession.

Through the time and talents of our highly qualified and skilled members, our professional MEA staff, and other related organizations, we deliver quality instruction to our members that makes a difference for students.