we seek to

Elevate Education

supporting one teacher at a time

The Transforming Learning Podcast is one of the most practical ways we support teachers: a showcase of teaching and learning strategies shared directly by teachers. Hear teachers from all grade levels and content areas as well as other education professionals and enthusiasts.

Two-Minute Tour (coming soon)

Resources and Services

to support teachers and elevate learning

Talk to a Coach

*Closed for summer*

Our coaching team meets with teachers to brainstorm strategies, plan units and lessons, find tools and resources, share insights and ideas, and even support classroom instruction (yes, we do that virtually, too, and teachers love it!). Pop in the virtual office any time (no appointment needed) Monday-Thursday to talk to a coach: appear.in/cbdcoach.


Listen to Our Podcast

Transforming Learning by CBD, our podcast launched in 2018, showcases innovative teaching and learning ideas shared by K-12 teachers and grapples with the compelling implications of a Student-Centered classroom. Find us on all the major podcast apps and services or anchor.fm/cbdpodcast.


Attend a Master Class

The Communications by Design Master Classes are professional development opportunities built for teachers of all experiences and backgrounds who want to dive deeper into high impact instructional strategies and innovative ideas. We offer everything from 1-day seminars and multi-week virtual workshops to complete online modules, each event or opportunity targeting a specific strategy or idea. To learn more or register for an event, visit cbdconsulting.com/masterclass. (Or skip to the fun part and REGISTER NOW.)

Join the Conversation

We love connecting educators with other educators. Use this Flipgrid: flipgrid.com/8a1178 (password: “CBDtraining”), a video discussion tool, to post questions and thoughts as well as respond to others’ posts. Never used flipgrid before? Check out their resources and video tutorials here.


Visit Our Tech Tools Database

The Tech Tools Database is a collection of the latest and greatest teaching and learning websites, apps, and resources, recommended by teachers and curated by our own coaching team to highlight the most practical and effective tools to support your classroom. Visit any time at cbdconsulting.com/techtools.

Browse & Share Lessons or Strategies

One Classroom is a crowd-sourced effort to share as many dynamic lessons and strategies as possible for teachers to implement to any degree desired in their own classrooms. All ideas come directly from a teacher in a classroom, and items are organized by grade level and subject area. This is a living project that is constantly growing, so bookmark this page and return often to benefit from the latest and greatest ideas shared by teachers! cbdconsulting.com/oneclass


Read Our Blog

The CBD Blog is home to a large variety of resources and ideas, from tech tips for common edtech tools to critical examinations of education trends and research today. To read more, visit cbdconsulting.com/blog.

Extremely Helpful.

One of the most incredible things about CBD is the accessibility to the consultants. I feel like I can hop onto virtual or reach out over email and the response is almost instantaneous. That is extremely helpful in a pinch!

Leah Sajdak | ELA Teacher | Sparta Middle School

Always Willing to Help.

I love having someone to fall back on and talk and share ideas with. My CBD coach was always available and willing to help in any way he could. CBD has helped completely reshape my classroom!

Katie Nethaway | 3rd grade Teacher | Laingsburg Elementary School

Highly Recommend.

Without this training, I would not be using the technology in my classroom beyond showing videos for students to take notes from. I highly recommend the CBD training and coaching.

Tara Gerrans | Teacher | Orchard View Middle School

Sparked my Professional Creativity.

I felt empowered to try new things because in talking about what was difficult or challenging or overwhelming, my CBD coaches always had great ideas. I honestly feel like those regular meetings sparked my professional creativity like I have not felt sparked in 20 years of teaching.

Renne Wyman | Special Education Teacher | Sparta High School

You Guys ROCK!

CBD did a great job of meeting my needs. I could get in touch with you at any time and face to face meetings were nice too. Thanks for the variety of ways we can reach out to you for help. You guys ROCK!

Leslie Thurlow | ELA Teacher | Grand Blanc High School

Great for Whole Dept.

It has been great for our whole department. To see the direction we are going is so exciting, and without CBD’s support and encouragement, I am not sure if so many of the teachers would be where they are.

Todd Babiasz | Social Studies Teacher | Grand Blanc High School

Helped to Guide Instruction.

I have really enjoyed this year’s training sessions. I have used so many of the strategies and resources provided through CBD. Additionally, the coaching sessions with CBD have been meaningful and helped to guide my instruction.

Heather Damick | Science Teacher | Plainwell Middle School

Way More Comfortable.

Thank you for your patience and positive energy. I am way more comfortable than I was at the beginning of this school year and no longer afraid to try.

Lynne Bryant | Science Teacher | East Rockford Middle School