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

Professional Development Opportunities

2020 Wyoming Education Summit

September 21-23 in Cheyenne

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow invites all education professionals to the Wyoming Education Summit. This is an in-depth exploration into education leadership, instruction, virtual learning, social and emotional learning (SEL) – and the annual Wyoming Teacher of the Year award.

This conference is for anyone ready to “Pursue Excellence Together.”

Dana Winters from the Fred Rogers Institute will kick off the event on September 21. Her presentation, “Affirming and Promoting Deep and Simple Moments” focuses on the whole child.

Keynote speaker Jill Jackson will present “The Five Teaching Truths That Matter…and It Only Took 1,000,000 Miles, Eight Tickets, One Slide onto the School Front Lawn, One Tow from the Superintendent, One Bomb Scare and One High Speed Chase to Learn” on September 22.

And not to be missed: The closing session of the conference will feature the LIVE 2021 Wyoming Teacher of the Year awards ceremony.

PTSB and UW credit will be offered to those interested. Register now.

For more information, contact Danielle Saulsberry at

WAVES 2020-21

Web-based Academic Vision & Excellence Symposium

The WDE continues to be committed to improving the outcomes for all students and to ensuring a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) for all students with disabilities.  As a support to you in this work, we are excited to offer Web-based Academic Vision of Excellence Seminars (WAVES).  WAVES will include ongoing professional development throughout the 2020-21 school year e.g. conferences, webinars, seminars. WAVES is appropriate for Administrators, Directors, Related Service Providers, General and Special Education Teachers, and Paraprofessionals.  As with our in-person WAVE conference, high quality training will be delivered by local and/or nationally accredited presenters.

Register here

View the conference schedule dates here.

For more information, contact Deana Smith at 307-777-5326 or

2020 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

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