Professional Development Opportunities Abound

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Dear Superintendents,

Staff at the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) are coordinating multiple opportunities for professional development this summer. We are excited about offering new and established events for Wyoming’s educators. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure all trainings are relevant, timely, and substantial. The best way to stay abreast is via the WDE website and social media:




Here’s a sneak peek at some of what we will offer  and/or coordinate this summer:

  • SCRIPT Computer Science Training – various dates and locations
  • Roadmap to STEAM – July 30-August 2 in Laramie
  • Open Range OER Workshops – various dates and locations
  • STAR Conference – June 18-20 in Cheyenne
  • Week of Academic Vision and Excellence (WAVE) Conference, July 29-31 in Laramie
  • Native American Education Conference – August 7-8 in Riverton
  • State Superintendent’s Policy Summit (S5S) – October 1-2 in Laramie

We look forward to learning from one another and national experts!


WDE CTE Director Dr. Michelle Aldrich and CTE Consultant Jeannie Coulson hosted an online listening session for the Perkins V grant recently. The CTE team is gathering public input on how the grant will be utilized in Wyoming over the next five years.


While gathering public input on Health/P.E., Fine & Performing Arts, and Math Extended Standards in Casper Monday, WDE teammates got to hear the Casper Fiddle Club, whose members were practicing at the Natrona County School District #1 offices. Members talked about how music education provides opportunities for lifelong experiences, gives students hands-on learning, and can give positive social interactions.


Wyoming’s Teacher of the Year and Rozcoe the Bear visit Washington, DC and Wyoming’s delegation.

Memo to be released on Monday, May 6: