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

Professional Development Opportunities

2018 WAVE Conference

July 30-August 1, 2018

The WDE is excited to collaborate with the University of Wyoming and the Ellbogen Foundation on the Week of Academic Vision and Excellence. The WAVE is an annual conference that brings together national and state leaders in education to share knowledge and expertise on best practices, quality instruction, regulations and law requirements.

2018 Roadmap to STEAM Conference

August 1-3, 2018 in Gillette

A high-caliber professional development opportunity focused on active, hands-on learning experiences with high-level engagement and innovative STE(A)M best practices and instructional strategies that address the needs of K-20 educators in their efforts to prepare students for success.

2018 School Safety & Security Summit

August 7-8, 2018 in Cheyenne

As the discussions surrounding school safety are ramping up, we are hosting our first-ever School Safety and Security Summit. The Wyoming Department of Education is working with School Facilities Department and the Department of Homeland Security to create panels surrounding mental health, ways for schools to utilize funding for security, and coordination between law enforcement and school coordination.

2018 Native American Education Conference

August 8-9, 2018 in St. Stephens

The mission of this conference is to instill pride and strengthen engagement in youth through learning Native American history and culture.

2018 Wyoming Student Information System User Conference

September 5-6, 2018 in Casper

The goals of the conference are to share information regarding student data reporting, provide workshops about various software products, and facilitate networking between end users of student information systems software, the Wyoming Department of Education, and other education stakeholders. The conference will present solutions, strategies, and techniques to streamline data reporting and utilize student information system software better.

2018 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

November 7-9, 2018 in Evanston

Join us for the 2nd Annual Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference on November 7-9 in Evanston, WY. The Innovations conference is an opportunity for educators to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments, from kindergarten through higher education.