Professional Development Opportunities

The WDE offers professional development opportunities throughout the year. Check this list frequently for updates.

Blended and Balanced Instruction:

A starter toolkit to embed direct instruction performance tasks with authentic projects

September 14-15 & 17-18, 2015

Project Based Learning will be the focus of this two-day workshop designed by Marty Sugerik. Participants will learn how to plan, launch, and manage an authentic project. The workshop will provide a progression of tools that balance direct instruction and performance tasks. It will also allow participants to blend technical, academic, employability, and behavioral into alternative assessment that compliment Project Based Learning.

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Dynamic Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students:

A WIDA Workshop

September 22-23, 2015

The Wyoming Department of Education is providing a two-day professional development opportunity September 22-23, 2015 for any educator who works with English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will collaborate to customize instruction for ELLs using the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) framework. This workshop is appropriate for classroom teachers, ESL teachers, administrators, and any staff who work with English Learner students. Teams of educators are encouraged to attend together. Participants will leave with a differentiated plan for use in their classroom.

The workshop will be held in Gillette at the Lakeway Learning Center, Oak Room (525 W. Lakeway Road, Gillette, WY 82718) from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. each day.

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Wyoming Student Information Systems User Conference

September 22-24, 2015

More information will be available here soon. A printable flyer is available here.

  • Where: Ramkota Conference Center, Casper, Wyoming
  • When: September 22-24, 2015

  • For more information, please contact Leslie Zimmerschied by email, or by phone: (307)777-8751


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