Project Description


The TIEL Institute offers professional development programs that help teacher educators prepare candidates to plan curriculum and instruction that include the teaching of thinking and social-emotional learning.

TIEL helps teacher educators

  • Prepare candidates to plan lessons and project-based units of study that include teaching thinking and social-emotional learning;
  • Prepare teacher candidates for more rigorous teacher evaluations;
  • Prepare candidates for performance-based evaluation for certification, e.g., the edTPA adopted by several states;
  • Prepare candidates who can balance thinking and emotional learning, convergent and divergent thinking in their classroom curriculum.