2017 Professional Development Program

The PDP includes participation in the Inquiry Institute, a Design Institute, and a teaching experience.
For more information see the PDP Description page HERE.

To assist with the conversation with your Advisor, to attain approval for participation in the PDP, use this PDP information sheet for advisors or supervisors.

Questions about Program Expenses? See the 2017 PDP Funding Summary HERE.

Important Dates

Inquiry Institute 

March 12-15, 2017, Monterey, CA

Design Institute 

(participants attend one Design Institute, location dependent upon teaching team placement)

April 21-23, 2017, Santa Cruz, CA

April 28-30, 2017, Lansing, MI

Teaching experience: time-frame varies from May to November, depending upon team placement

2017 PDP Brochure

Applying to the Professional Development Program

There are two steps to apply to the PDP:

Step 1) All Applicants Register

In this required step you will give us general information about who you are, and establish your interest in applying to the PDP. (It should take no longer than 10 minutes to register.) Early registration allows ISEE to scope the teaching venues and design teams prior to launching the formal application. Those that register before 12/12/16 will get priority in acceptance to the PDP, fee waiver and travel support. 

Registration open effective 11/22/2016: Link to short form HERE

Step 2) Application:

In the application you will tell us about your teaching interests, and apply for any funding that you need to cover the costs of your participation

Returner Application (applying to be a Design Team Leader) - click here. Application Open 11/22/2016

New Participant Application - click here. Deadline extended to 1/26/2017 (Application Open 1/6/2017.)

Returners not applying to lead a team will use this application process.

Application Flow

New Participant Application Deadline extended to 1/26/2017.