Leverage the power of

place and student voice

to deepen learning

If you’re a teacher in south Wood County, Wisconsin, sign up here to participate.

For everyone else, sign up here to stay to tuned for more information!

The Ei Studio Fellowship is a two-month professional learning program that helps middle and high school educators create student-centered learning experiences that bridge school and community in their classes.

  • Increase student engagement in learning
  • Build 21st century skills and mindsets
  • Positively impact the local community

upcoming fellowships

  • WHO: Middle and high school educators, librarians, and instructional staff in Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa, Port Edwards, and Pittsville Public School Districts, as well as Assumption Catholic Schools. 

    WHEN: Launch is Friday, Oct 19 (evening) and Saturday, Oct 20 (all day) 2018. Subsequent session dates will be determined in coordination with the cohort.

    Sign up here to participate in the inaugural cohort.

  • spring 2019: chicago, illinois

    WHO: Middle and high school educators, librarians, and instructional staff from public and private middle and high schools in the greater Chicago area. 

    WHEN: Spring 2019 (exact dates TBD)

    Sign up here if you’re interested in learning more about this or subsequent cohorts


  1. Discover assets and issues in your community, and learn a framework for designing experiential, student-centered learning opportunities.
  2. Prepare "hacks" - big or small ways that you can begin to infuse the framework into the classes you teach, extracurriculars you oversee, and everyday interactions you have with students.
  3. Act on your plan! Implement your hack with students, and debrief with your peers.  
  4. Refine your plans and your ability to create great learning experiences through mini-workshops and group check-ins.
  5. Share your progress and celebrate with your school and community.


  1. A process for designing high-quality learning experiences that leverage the local context and focus on building essential competencies, which you can integrate again and again into your teaching practice;
  2. access to lesson plans and learning resources produced by Ei and other participating teachers; and
  3. New relationships with community partners and like-minded educators with whom you can continue to collaborate.