Conferences

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

Professional Development Opportunities

2019 Wyoming Technology Director’s Conference

May 6-7 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper

The Technology Director’s Conference is hosted by the WDE and Wyoming Enterprise Technology Services.


2019 STAR Conference

June 19 – 20 (Pre-conference June 18) at Triumph High School in Cheyenne

The STAR conference provides training and technical assistance for the use of federal funds. The conference runs June 19 and 20, with a Homeless Education pre-conference and a 21CCLC pre-conference taking place on June 18.

Room blocks are available at the following locations:

  • Tru by Hilton
    • 423 W. Fox Farm Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007
      307-222-3600
      $112/night, includes breakfast
      Room block Code: STAR Conference
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott 
    • 416 W. Fox Farm Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007
      307-635-0006
      $119/night, includes breakfast
      Room block code: STAR Conference
      Online Booking
  • Towneplace Suites by Marriott
    • 1710 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001
      307-634-0400
      $119/night, includes breakfast
      Room block code: 2019 STAR
  • Fairfield Inn 
    • 1415 Stillwater Ave, Cheyenne, WY, 82001
      307-637-4070
      $109/night, includes breakfast
      Room block code: 2019 STAR Conference

2019 STEAM Conference

July 31 – Aug. 2 (Pre-conference  July 30) at Laramie High School

The STEAM Conference is a high-caliber professional development opportunity focused on active, hands-on learning experiences with high-level engagement. Attendees will learn about innovative STEAM best practices and instructional strategies that address the needs of K-20 educators in their efforts to prepare students for success.

The Pre-Conference begins July 30, with the Full Conference running from July 31 to August 2.


STEAM Educators of the Year Nominations

Educators serving Elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary students can be nominated to become a STEAM Teacher of the Year. Winners will be announced at the STEAM Conference on July 31, 2019.

Educators can be nominated here. Nominations are due by May 1, 2019.

Nominations can be made for Elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary teachers.


2019 Native American Education Conference

Aug. 7-8, 2019 at Central Wyoming College

The NAEC 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. More than 60 workshops will be offered covering a range of education topics. PTSB and UW credit available.

Cost is $35. Students get in free.


2019 S5S Superintendent’s Policy Summit

Oct. 1-2 (Pre-conference Sept. 30) at the UW Gateway Center in Laramie

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow will host the S5S Policy Summit on October 1-2, 2019. This event will be at the UW Gateway Center in Laramie,  with a pre-conference on September 30. Presentations will cover topics under the following three strands: Education Law, State Accreditation, and School Improvement & Support. This year’s theme is “Pursuing Excellence Together.”

For more information, visit the S5S page or contact Danielle Saulsberry at danielle.saulsberry@wyo.gov.


2019 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

Nov. 6-8 at the Gillette Cam-Plex

The 2019 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference will be held in Gillette from November 6-8.

Those wishing to present at the conference can register here. Proposals are due May 3, 2019.

For more information, visit the Innovations in Learning website or contract Robin Grandpre at robin.grandpre1@wyo.gov or 307-777-5315.