2018 Professional Development Program

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

 Advisors of PDP participants, or participants looking for resources to help get their advisor's approval to participate in the PDP, should review the PDP information sheet for advisors or supervisors.

Questions about program expenses? See the 2018 PDP Expense Summary.


Important Dates

Inquiry Institute

March 25-28, 2018, Monterey, CA

Design Institute 

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

April 13-15, 2018, Santa Cruz, CA

April 20-22, 2018, Houston, TX

Teaching experience: timeframe varies from May to November, depending upon team placement


Applying to the Professional Development Program

There are two steps to apply to the PDP:

Step 1) All Applicants Register: 

Registration form (open effective 10/16/2017)

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.  Individuals that register before 12/4/17 will get priority in acceptance to the PDP, fee waiver and travel support. 

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

Returning Participant Application (Design Team Leader) click here for further information and application form (form opens 10/31/2017, due 12/8/2017)

New Participant Application (and non-DTL returners) - click here fofurther information and application form (form opens 1/4/2018, due 1/31/2018)

Graphic of DTL and new participant deadlines for PDP 2018