Center for Leadership and Learning

Welcome to Professional Development Reimagined!

Important Updates!

Upcoming Events –

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 9:00am – 2:00pm (a virtual offering)

Available to AEM and MEA members in good standing at no cost.

Our keynote speaker is Nanette Hanson, Michigan Teacher of the Year 2022-2023.

The theme for this conference is the Curb Cut Effect in education, which postulates that a focus on students furthest from opportunity will improve outcomes for all. The sessions will focus on techniques and strategies that you can implement that will open up pathways of success for all students.

AEM has partnered with professional practitioners for an exciting schedule of professional development for the 2022-2023 school year! Join other aspiring educators from across the state in virtual trainings this winter and spring that go beyond the college classroom. Please see flyer for all session dates and topics discussed. For questions, please email us at AEM@mea.org.


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 www.mea.org/studentdebt.

LGBTQIA+ Roundtable Discussions

The CLL Department will be hosting Roundtable Discussions for members who identify as LGBTQIA+ with multiple dates and locations available. All discussions are from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and will offer a safe and welcoming atmosphere, regardless of how you identify. Members are welcome to attend more than one discussion at the other locations. A link to sign-up is available in the attached flyer. For questions, contact Dorian Prier-Piloto at dprier@mea.org.

From Burnt Out to Fired Up Virtual Book Study

The CLL Department invites you to re-ignite your passion for teaching by joining us in a 5-week virtual book study of From Burnt Out to Fired Up. All sessions will be held via Zoom every Monday, starting February 13, 2023, and a total of 15 SCECHs are available (1.5 hrs per Zoom session and 1.5 hrs per weekly discussion post). A link to sign-up is available in the attached flyer – the deadline to register is February 11, 2023. For questions, email Annette Christiansen at achristiansen@mea.org.


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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.