Professional Development Opportunities

The WDE offers professional development opportunities throughout the year. Check this list frequently for updates.

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Phase III: The Art and Science of Teaching

January 23-24 in Powell, January 26-27 in Sheridan

Phase III in the professional development series with Jan Hoegh consists of two-day workshops in two consecutive units.
Unit 1 will be presented in four regions across the state in fall/winter.
Unit 2 will be presented in the same four locations in spring 2017.


 CPAA Training Cheyenne – Casper

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is providing on-site professional development opportunity for teachers on the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA). WDE is providing the CPAA for all kindergarten teachers. On-site trainings will be presented by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA).The training will include the design and functionality of the CPAA, the administration of the assessment, and how data derived from the assessment can be used to guide instruction.

  Wednesday, January 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Cheyenne 

Herschler Building Rm# 1699 122 W 25th St

Thursday, January 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Casper

Natrona County Special Education Services Center Gym  500 South Jefferson St.


SAVE THE DATE: WASSP/WAEMSP Winter Conference

January 24-27, 2017 in Gillette


Phase I & II Assessment Literacy and Formative Assessment

These regional trainings serve as a foundational component within the comprehensive
instructional framework that is further developed in Phase III -The Art and Science of
Teaching. This complete professional development program is based on Dr. Marzano’s
45 years of research.

January 30-31, 2017: Casper Wyoming
February 2-3, 2017: Riverton, Wyoming
February 27-28, 2017: Cheyenne, Wyoming

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Sessions are now full, but will be offered again in Fall 2017, dates to be determined.


WIDA Workshop: Formative Language Assessment

January 26-27 in Jackson

This two-day workshop examines formative assessment practices designed to focus students’ and teachers’ attention on English language development within the context of general classroom instruction.


WIDA Workshop: Engaging English Learners in Science

February 7-8 in Green River, February 14-15 in Cheyenne

This interactive two-day workshop offers teachers of English Language Learners time to delve into combining English Language Development Standards and Science Practices. It is designed for teams, teacher pairs, or instructional coaches.


Quality Matters Workshop

March 20-21 in Rock Springs

  • Monday – K-12 Applying the QM Secondary Rubric – Learn how to evaluate your online or blended course design with research-supported standards which include annotations and best practices.
  • Tuesday – K-12 Online Course Design – Learn how to use QM’s K-12 Secondary Rubric as a guide to develop your online course.
  • Register Here

Students with Possibilities Summit

April 6-7 in Gillette

The 2017 Summit is made possible by a generous endowment from friends of Gillette College as well as funding from GEAR UP Wyoming!


2017 Spring IF Summit

April 24-25 in Casper

Wyoming Instructional Facilitators serving 7th-12th grade students may register for free at this site for the ‘Spring 2017 Instructional Facilitators Summit!’ ***This summit has a different schedule/session format than past events!***


SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Wyoming Technology Directors Conference

April 25-27 in Casper


Project Based Learning

May 3-5, The Inn at Lander, Lander, WY

Career and College readiness is nothing new. Most educators know that to be successful in life and the workplace requires a combination of academic and technical standards complimented with employability skills and behavioral traits.

This workshop provides a progression of tools that balance direct instruction and performance tasks. It also allows educators to blend technical, academic, and employability into alternative assessment that compliment Project Based Learning


WIDA Workshop: Facilitator’s Retreat

June 6-8 in Jackson

This interactive workshop is based on a student-centered, teacher-focused approach to engage participants in a variety of facilitation techniques that they can replicate for educators of ELLs to better understand academic language development.


Wyoming Innovations in Learning

November 2-3 in Laramie

Save the date for this unique K-20 day and a half event hosted by the WDE, UW and the community colleges featuring innovative teaching and learning practices for all educators.