Michele strives to support the transformation of systems by prioritizing professional development. Central to all of her work is a commitment to support self-directedness. De Bellis designs and leads professional development for the Institute for Habits of Mind as the North American affiliate and director of professional development. She also serves as a training associate for Thinking Collaborative – providing professional development in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools Seminars. She has been a special education teacher, district administrator and most recently director of K-16 partnerships in literacy, mathematics and science focused on issues of equity and school reform through professional development.
This is by far my favorite conference. I always walk away feeling smarter and more prepared to do the work!— Chuck Holland
I would like to commend the Learning Forward Team for such an awesome opportunity to attend the conferences which provide such awesome strategies and instructional standards that my team implements at our STEM/Science Center.— 2018 Attendee