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

Science Standards Workshop

June 14-15, 2018 in Casper

The Wyoming Department of Education invites K-12 science teachers to participate in a two-day professional development workshop: Implementing the Wyoming Science Standards. The workshop will provide science educators an opportunity to:

  • Understand the organizational structure of the 2016 Wyoming Science and Content Standards.
  • Unpack to understand the 3-dimensional nature of the science standards.
  • Engage in a lesson that utilize 3-dimensional instruction (cross-cutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science and engineering practices).
  • Experience ways to bundle science standards.
  • Collaborate with grade-band teachers to create a network of support.

Registration for the workshop is available online and limited by venue size. Confirmation of registration will be sent to participants starting February 19, 2018.

For more information, contact Sharla Dowding, Science Consultant, at 307-777-8753 or

2018 Native American Education Conference

Aug. 7-9, 2018 at St. Stephens Indian School

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.

Physical Education Summit

Aug. 20, 2018 at Centennial Junior High, Casper

This free workshop offers the opportunity for P.E. professionals and prospective P.E. professionals to come together and learn new ideas to kick start the 2018-19 school year.

Guest presenter is the 2012 National NASPE Middle School PE Teacher of the Year, Jessica

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.