Professional Development Opportunities

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

WDE Conferences

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!***


Wyoming Next Step Assessment Clinic

April 29, 2017

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 Laramie, WY

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 School Administrator’s Conference

June 8-9 in Saratoga

WSA, an informal collaboration of school leaders began 25 years ago when a few Superintendents, Business Managers and Principals gathered in the Wapiti Valley just outside of Yellowstone for professional development, networking and relaxing after another school year. This year WASSP, the secondary principals, are hosting at the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort. Come celebrate 25 years of great PD and networking as we gather at the resort. The program is geared for all leaders at all levels, including IF and other teacher leaders.


Cortical Visual Impairment: Identification, Assessment and Interventions

June 12-16 in Casper

The WDE and Deaf-Blind Project are pleased to host this five-day Summer Institute.  This intensive workshop will examine the leading cause of visual impairment among children. Instruction will include the necessity for early diagnosis, characteristic behaviors of CVI, diagnostic issues, evaluating functional vision and interventions to improve functional vision.


Western Regional Early Intervention Conference:  Engagement Through Healthy Partnerships

June 14-16, 2017


Principals Conference

January 28 -30, 2018 in Casper


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