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

Professional Development Opportunities

WAVE Conference

July 31 – August 2

The WAVE Symposium brings together national presenters and state leaders in education to share knowledge and expertise about best practices, quality instruction, regulations, and legal educational requirements.

Topics include Multi-tiered Systems of Support (early literacy, behavior, data-driven decision making, system level implementation), Paraprofessional Training and Educational Leadership.

STEM Conference

August 2 – 4 in Gillette, WY

Full STE(A)M Ahead! Conference attendees will engage in active, hands-on experiences that will prepare them to incorporate STEAM (STEM plus the Arts) principles, lessons, activities and ideas into their learning environments. We extend an invitation to K-16 STEM educators, counselors, administrators, after school providers, and others interested in STEAM education to attend. Join us as we discover many of the natural wonders, STEM programs and industries, and historical landmarks of Northeast Wyoming. Get ready for a three day adventure packed with experiential learning opportunities!

PTSB (1.5), UW Graduate (1), and STAR credits will be available for this conference.

Native American Education Conference

Aug. 8-9 in St. Stephens, WY, just outside Riverton, WY

Join us for the 8th annual Wyoming Native American Education Conference! This year’s event will be held at St. Stephens Indian School, just a few miles southwest of Riverton. The conference brings together local and regional experts in Native American education and takes place on the Wind River Reservation in Fremont County, Wyo. Attendees will experience two days of learning, exploring challenges, and celebrating successes. We hope to see you there!

Please join us at this year’s conference to:
Acquire tools for engaging and improving achievement of your students. Learn successes in reaching at-risk or traumatized children and unique needs of American Indian pupils. Build skills for suicide prevention. Understand the history of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes. Learn about Wyoming’s new “Indian Ed for All” legislation.

PTSB and University of Wyoming credit available.

For more information or to register, click here

Rob Black, Native American Liaison
(307) 777-3747 or

The Wyoming Innovations in Learning 2017 Conference

Nov. 2-3 in Laramie, WY

The Wyoming Innovations in Learning 2017 conference sponsored by the WDE, the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming community colleges, and school libraries. Innovations will provide opportunities for educators to explore teaching and learning practices they can apply to classrooms and distance learning environments from kindergarten through higher education.

The Innovations sponsors invite you to attend this unique professional development opportunity that combines the philosophies of the UW e-Volution and WyDEC conferences, and the WDE’s focus on digital learning to provide peer-led presentations, discussions, and K-20 networking possibilities.


Robin Grandpre, Project & Performance Manager
(307) 777-5315 or