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 Conference Information

UW Project Echo

Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide the application of best practices. The heart of the ECHO model is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct learning sessions about evidence-based practices in education, health, and disability services. With this method, educators, healthcare providers, special service providers, case managers, administrators, and families have access to expert advice right in their homes, schools, and offices.

UW ECHO Networks provide ongoing support for educators, healthcare providers, and families in a rural state where specialized knowledge is not always locally available. By removing these barriers to specialized knowledge, outcomes for students, patients, and families are improved.


Statewide PLC at Work Trainings for 2018-2019

Collaborative Teams II – Aaron Hansen

March 12, 2019 – Ramkota Conference Center, Casper, WY – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

March 13, 2019 – Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Key components of this training include:

  • A developed plan for including all teachers, even singletons, on a collaborative team that impacts school goals.
  • A deeper understanding of how the 4 PLC questions drive learning in a collaborative culture, by including students as partners in the learning and assessing process.
  • Models of what small and large schools have done to provide effective interventions for students who are struggling to learn.

Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming Social Studies Workshop

March 19, 2019 – 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

  • Fremont County School District No. 1 Administration Building
  • 863 Sweetwater Street
  • Lander, Wyoming

K-12 educators are invited to attend a one-day workshop in Fremont County on March 19, 2019. The workshop will provide an opportunity to:

  • Understand the 2018 additions to the 2014 Wyoming Social Studies Content and Performance Standards relating to the Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming.
  • Explore classroom resources and activities to help students master the additional benchmarks.
  • Collaborate with social studies teachers to create a network of support.

Registered participants will receive additional information, including logistics.

Register Here