WAVE Conference

Week of Academic Vision & Excellence, July 30-August 1, 2018 in Laramie, Wyoming

Week of Academic Vision and Excellence (WAVE) Conference

July 30th – August 1st 2018

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
222 South 22nd Street
Laramie, WY 82070


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About WAVE

The Wyoming Department of Education is excited to announce the 2018 Week of Academic Vision and Excellence Conference collaboration with the University of Wyoming and the Ellbogen Teaching and Learning Symposium fund. 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.


This year’s conference will celebrate the 10-year partnership between Wyoming and Eye to Eye, a not-for-profit organization that advocates support for the full inclusion of people with learning disabilities and ADHD in all aspects of society. Founder, David Flink, along with colleagues, LeDerick Horne and Marcus Sutra, will give a collaborative keynote on “Reframing Learning for a New Generation of Students, Families, & Educators.”.

Additional keynote presentations include Dr. Rosemaire Allen, “The            Disproportionality in Suspensions and Expulsions: Why We Should All Care” and Dr. Jennifer Kurth, “The Evidence for, and Outcomes of, Inclusion Education”.

A full list of presenters and sessions can be found here.


The University of Wyoming in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Education and the Professional Teaching Standards Board of Wyoming is excited to offer an innovative way for teachers in the state to earn professional development credit. Through the use of emerging technologies, teachers have an opportunity to develop specific skills via the completion of micro-credentials. Micro-credentials are teacher driven, professional development units that offer skill acquisition in smaller chunks. We are inviting
30 educators, who are interested in earning professional development credit-focused specifically on evidence-based practices utilized for students with autism and/or behavioral needs. Your participation will not only earn professional development credits but will guide the development of a statewide micro-credentialing system. For questions and a registration discount code, please contact Chelsie Oaks at 307-777-7708 or chelsie.oaks@wyo.gov.

Hotel Information

A list of lodging options can be found here.


For questions please contact Chelsie Oaks at 307-777-7708 or chelsie.oaks@wyo.gov.