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 2020 Summer Technical Assistance Retreat Conference on June 8-10, 2020 in Riverton, WY.

The STAR Conference is an information-packed professional development opportunity that covers topics like the Grants Management System, Homeless Education, 21CCLC, Federal Program updates, Consolidated Grant Applications, School Safety, and more.

This year, STAR will meet from June 8th to 9th, with post-conference sessions including Homeless Education and the annual 21CCLC meeting on June 10th. The conference will be held at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, Wy 82501.

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


 Week of Academic Vision and Excellence (WAVE) Conference

July 28-30, at Central Wyoming College, Riverton

Open to all Special Education, General Education, and Early Childhood Teachers, Service Providers, Administrators, Paras and Parents who want to learn how to use High Leverage Practices to improve outcomes for ALL students.
Breakout topics include
• High Leverage Practices.
• Literacy.
• MTSS (PBIS and RTI).
• Early Intervention.
• Sped Law.
• Social Emotional Learning.
• Functional Behavioral Assessments.
• Data Based Individualization (DBI.)
• Goal Writing.
• and much more.

For more information, contace Jennifer Duncan at 307-777-3530 or

2020 Native American Education Conference

Aug. 5-6 at Central Wyoming College, Riverton

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 Wyoming Education 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.