Conferences

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

Professional Development Opportunities

2019 STAR Conference

Join us for the Wyoming Department of Education’s annual STAR conference, providing training and technical assistance for 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.

The conference will be hosted at Triumph High School in Cheyenne. 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

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

Pre-Conference July 30 and Full Conference July 31 to August 2, 2019
Laramie, WY

Registration  click here

Call for Presentation Proposals click here
Due May 1, 2019

Call for Exhibitor Proposals click here
Due May 1, 2019

Download conference agenda (COMING SOON)

Lodging Options  (COMING SOON)


STEAM Educators of the Year Nominations

Educators have not been selected, but will be announced at the STEAM Educator of the Year Awards ceremony on July 31st, 2019.

STEAM Educators of the Year Nominations – Click Here
Due May 1, 2019

  • Elementary STEAM Educators of the Year
  • Secondary STEAM Educators of the Year
  • Post-Secondary STEAM Educators of the Year

2019 Native American Education Conference

Aug. 7-8, 2019 at Central Wyoming College

This conference offers educators to learn 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.

More details will be available in February 2019.

2019 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

Save the date!

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