Center for Leadership and Learning

Welcome to Professional Development Reimagined!

Important Updates!

Upcoming Events –

Roundtable Discussion

Please join us for a virtual MEA Roundtable Discussion for members who identify as disabled or chronically ill. A 45 minute mini-training will be offered on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with the Roundtable Discussion to follow.

Date: May 3, 2023

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Zoom

Register here.

Webinar series run: April 11 – 25

At this time of year for educators, they are in the home stretch of the school year, and to the extent they are able they begin to reflect a bit on the school year that was and things they’ll want to do differently in the next year even as the eye closing out this school year…at least that was always my experience as a teacher and school administrator when the promised gift that is spring approaches.  In this series, we’re looking to provide professional learning topics that can address concerns and challenges now, but more importantly help educators start thinking about the fundamental aspects of their craft and the challenges that they’ll want to get their head around as they head into the summer, looking towards fall…and if you haven’t noticed yet, each series is specific to the education calendar, the needs during that time, the interests reflected in the surveys that follow every webinar session I do, and every series has a theme and “story” if you will that connects the topics to the time and a compelling reason why they should take time out of their day and spend it with us.

Series Description: 

There is a saying, “you reap what you sow.” As educators, it is our profession and mission to nurture and guide the generations that will inhabit the future.  Join us as we explore topics that will enable us to ensure that the seeds we plant today will grow into the bright future we all hope for tomorrow.

Register now.

5-week virtual book study of From Burnt Out to Fired Up

The CLL Department invites you to re-ignite your passion for teaching by joining us for another round of the 5-week virtual book study of From Burnt Out to Fired Up. All sessions will be held via Zoom every Tuesday, starting April 18, 2023, through May 16, 2023. A total of 15 SCECHs are available (1.5 hrs per Zoom session and 1.5 hrs per weekly discussion post). Get registration link here. Space is limited and will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to reserve your spot today. Please note that you will need to purchase your own book to participate in this study. For questions, email Annette Christiansen at, or Danielle Baranowski at

RSVP: Book Study on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

MEA invites you to a five-week book study on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo!

This book study will be held virtually on Mondays from April 24, 2023, to May 22, 2023, from 7 PM – 8:30 PM. SCECH credits are available. The schedule for the five-week engagement book study is as follows:

April 24, 2023

May 1, 2023

May 8, 2023

May 15, 2023

May 22, 2023

Register here.*The deadline to register is April 17, 2023.

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.