Professional Development Opportunities

The WDE offers professional development opportunities throughout the year. Check this list frequently, sign up to receive email notifications on professional development.

WDE Conferences

Wyoming Cyber Security Symposium

October 17, 2018 at University of Wyoming Conference Center

2018 Wyoming Cyber-Symposium Student Day – There is a student track on the 17th and it will have  a mini-hackathon and other activities for K-12 students. Click here for more information.


Phase III – The New Art and Science of Teaching

The Wyoming Department of Education will present Phase III in the professional development series with Jan Hoegh, Marzano Research – Solution Tree. The two-day workshops are comprised of two consecutive units. Unit 1 will be presented in two regions across the state in fall. Unit 2 will be presented in the same locations in spring 2019.

Districts should send teams of six-eight educators for both units, since The New Art and Science of Teaching will span four full days. Teams will include district or building leaders, instructional facilitators, and classroom teachers. Smaller teams will work with others attending the training. PTSB/UW Credit Approval Pending

Phase III, Unit 1 – The New Art and Science of Teaching 

(Note:  Participants should register for both Unit 1 and Unit 2)

  • October 22-23, 2018 – Roundhouse, Evanston
  • November 5-6, 2018 — Casper College, Casper

Phase III, Unit 2- The New Art and Science of Teaching 

(Note:  Participants should register for both Unit 1 and Unit 2)

  • January 23-24, 2019 — Roundhouse, Evanston
  • February 7-8, 2019 — Ramkota Hotel, Casper

Register Here


Vision Connect

November 5, 2018 at Casper College

A full day Professional Development Opportunity featuring Ian Jordan, world renown visual processing specialist, consultant, author and speaker. Ian’s work over the past 33 years is opening a new world of understanding of visual processing and the significant impact lighting and color can have among individuals with various neurologic conditions including Autism, Headaches, Migraines, ADHD, Brain Injury, Cortical Visual Impairment and more. PTSB credit available.


Phase IV – Standards Based Grading

February 4, 2019 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper

The WDE will present Phase IV in the professional development series with Jan Hoegh, Marzano Research – Solution Tree. Participants attending this one-day training will learn the what, why and how of proficiency scale development; how to create or refine quality classroom-based assessments; ways to figure meaningful grades; and how to connect standards-based grading to the bigger picture.


Phase IV – Using Proficiency Scales with Exceptional Learners

February 5, 2019 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper

The WDE will present Phase IV in the professional development series with Jan Hoegh, Marzano Research – Solution Tree. Participants attending this one-day training will explore three groups of exceptional learners; gain enhanced understanding of how to determine appropriate accommodations and modifications based on proficiency scales; and discover how to offer accurate information about achievement to exceptional learners and their parents.


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.