What our high-quality courses can do for you!

  • Save time and strengthen confidence by increasing teaching effectiveness the first time - using vetted, evidence-based, high impact strategies from the start!

  • Optimize workplace community by enhancing collaboration skills and strengthening relationships with both students and staff!

  • Climb the salary scale and save money with low-cost professional development hours and university credits as you improve your teaching and gain new skills!

Top 4 Issues in Professional Development

...and how we do things differently!

The 4 biggest complaints we hear about teacher professional development are:

  1. Lack of relevant and personalized training
  2. Training that is boring and ineffective, with no followup 
  3. Lack of practical application and guidance on how to implement
  4. Lack of time and expensive prices for teacher-chosen professional development 

Here's how we meet those needs!

YOU are our WHY

Empowering You to Empower our Future

“Aimee has actively engaged me in the process of setting individualized goals for students and asked for input every step of the way. Her willingness to engage the general education staff in a collaborative manner has proven beneficial for students who struggle the most.”

Elementary/Middle School Teacher

“My biggest takeaway from this course was using data to show students how they are doing. I plan on graphing their scores to show them how they are doing and empower them through the data.”

Paraeducator

“Aimee's teaching and support has made me more confident in what we have been able to achieve with our students.”

Paraeducator

“I took this course to help my new paras to become more knowledgeable with regards to working with all students and information to help students succeed...My biggest takeaway from this experience were the [practical application] activities.”

Special Education Teacher

“Professional and personable in her relationships, Aimee sees children as whole beings. Her input has been infinitely helpful to me.”

School Board Member/Community Provider

“Aimee is informed of the latest curriculum models and supplements with materials. Her advocacy [and collaborative relationships] have driven much of our success as a special education team. ”

Special Education Administrator

“Aimee helped craft an education plan for a student...to support a very unusual presentation of strengths and needs. Her plan was received with relief and applause from numerous team members as many of us had been trying to figure out how to support him. ”

Speech Language Pathologist

“Aimee is particularly creative in all academic venues she has performed in, to include: data analysis, testing, data management, as a cooperative team player, willing to lead and to peer mentor staff, program designs and implementation.”

Special Education Administrator

“I really loved Aimee's session. I felt energized and ready to begin this initiative in my district.”

Special Education Administrator

“The level of excitement Aimee shows toward improving and developing her own and others' professional skills makes her a most valuable educator.”

Paraeducator

A Few of Our Trusted Clients

Organizations that have Trusted us with to Provide Training

Alaska Music Educators Association
Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference
Council for Exceptional Children
Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children
Alaska School Counselor Association
Bering Strait School District
Pierce College
Exceptional Family Member Program
Bethel Schools

Pay Your Way!

School districts or organizations looking to purchase bulk memberships should email [email protected] for discount pricing.

Premium Membership Features

  • CBEL Course Library

    $97 to $397 value (per course)

    Get access to all of our available courses for educators - whether you are a paraprofessional, teacher or administrator - for one flat fee! New research-based courses will release regularly to keep you on the forefront of engaging, effective and accessible learning! When you complete training, you will receive a certificate that may be eligible for re-certification. Some course sequences are offered for university credit to make multi-state re-certification easier.

  • Individualized Feedback from Content Experts

    $500+ value (per course)

    Courses include research-based adult learning formats to keep you engaged in the content and help you demystify the process from theory to application. All courses include structured notes and interactive activities that help you to apply the learning. Content experts will provide individualized feedback and guidance to get you ready to implement!

  • Exclusive Community & Resources

    Invaluable

    "We are social animals and our instinct is to find strength in numbers...Our health and happiness are inextricably linked with our connections" (Forbes, 2020). This is especially true in the health of an educator's career. Strengthen your professional life, get new and innovative ideas from your peers - all in our premium private leadership community! PLUS! You'll get exclusive access to live events within the community, discounts and resources selected to help you thrive!

University Credit

Through partnership with the University of Alaska, we offer several courses at a low cost to support educators and providers with re-certification and growing on the salary scale.

  • Step 1: Join the Membership

    As a member of the Center for Building Educational Leaders, you have access to unlimited courses for one flat monthly or annual fee.

  • Step 2: Enroll in University of Alaska

    In the community portal, you will have access to instructions for joining our current 500-level course offerings. You can optionally choose to pay a small credit fee to UAA for university credit. There is a 20 student cap per rotation of each credit course to keep course sizes small.

  • Step 3: Complete the Work!

    Complete all modules in the sequence and submit assignments in the Learning Portal and graded application project. Get access to office hours with your instructor to ask questions, problem solve and experience mentorship in applying skills.

Included in Subscription

These are just some of the courses you will find in our library at no additional cost!

  • What is CBEL?

    The Center for Building Educational Leaders (CBEL) is a globally available professional development program for educators at all levels of their career. The program consists of carefully designed learning experiences with new content regularly, individualized feedback from content experts and access to an exclusive learning community - all for one flat fee!

  • Our Values

    Standing on our 3 pillars of embracing diversity, creatively innovating and growing together, we seek to bring you a variety of educational perspectives and celebrate the diversity of voices in our field. We believe that educators at every level can be innovative in their work and that we all have the responsibility to build community and grow together.

  • Why us?

    At CBEL, our role is to build strong, culturally sensitive and growth-minded professionals. We empower you to cultivate engaging, effective and accessible learning experiences. Anyone who identifies as an educator may join the community or take any of our courses. We believe that anyone, in any role, has the power to be an educational leader. Let us get you there!

Lead Instructor

Aimee Rodriguez, MA

Chief Executive Officer

With nearly 2 decades of experience - from paraeducator and volunteer to teacher leader and university instructor - Aimee transforms what we know about the brain & the body to cultivate engaging and inclusive learning experiences across the lifespan and disciplines, empowering others to do the same! She has empowered over 18,000 participants in over 300 courses & workshops. With 7 academic endorsements as a multi-certified P3-12 educator and experience from birth through adulthood, Aimee has worked with educators from across the globe. Beyond the classroom, Aimee has extensive experience in remote learning, parent training and support, staff professional development, data analysis, accessible instructional design, educational technology leadership, grant coordination, and administrative management.