2019 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 2019 PDP Expense Summary


Important Dates

Inquiry Institute: March 31 - April 3, 2019, Monterey, CA

Design Institutes 2019 (participants attend one Design Institute, location dependent upon teaching team placement)

April 26 - 28, 2019: University of Colorado Boulder

May 3 -5, 2019: University of California Santa Cruz

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 HERE.

Registration form: open effective Monday Oct 15, 2018

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 Weds Nov 14, 2018 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. Application open Monday Oct 15, 2018. Deadline to Apply: Weds November 28, 2018.

New Participant Application (and non-DTL returners) - click here fofurther information and application form.

New Participant Application opens Wed January 9, 2019. Deadline to Apply: Wed February 6, 2019.

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