The WDE offers conferences on a variety of topics throughout the year. Check this list frequently for updates.

Professional Development Opportunities

2020 STAR Conference

June 8-9; Post-conference June 10 – Homeless Education and 21stCCLC Annual Meeting

Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, WY 82501

Join us for the Wyoming Department of Education’s annual conference, providing training and technical assistance for federal funds. Topics will include Grants Management System, Homeless Education, 21CCLC, Federal Programs updates, Consolidated Grant Applications, School Safety, and much, more more.

Post-conference sessions include Homeless Education workshops and the 21st CCLC Annual Meeting.

Registration information, including hotel blocks and speaker sessions, will follow in March.

For more for information, contact Brittany Scherden at 307-777-6281 or

2020 Native American Education Conference

Aug. 5-6, 2020 at Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyo.

The Native American Education Conference offers suicide prevention skills;  understanding of and appreciation for the history and culture of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes; cultural sensitivity for educators and other adults who impact Native American students; emotional and social needs of Native American students; empowering youth to develop leadership skills and choose healthy lifestyles; and promoting understanding, building relationships and generating ideas for engaging families and the community in education of the whole child.

This conference is not only for educators of American Indian students and not just for Natives. There is something for everyone. More than 100 workshops will be offered.

1.0 PTSB and 1.0 UW credit are available.

More details will become available in Spring 2020. For more information, contact Rob Black at or call (307) 777-3747.

2020 S5S Superintendent’s Policy Summit

Date/location TBD

Presentations will cover topics under the following three strands: Education Law, State Accreditation, and School Improvement & Support.

For more information, visit the S5S page or contact Danielle Saulsberry at

2020 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

Nov. 5-6, 2020 in Casper

For more information, visit the Innovations in Learning website or contract Robin Grandpre at or 307-777-5315.