Professional Development Opportunities

The WDE offers a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year. As this list changes frequently, we provide updates through email.

The WDE also provides conferences throughout the year. Information is available on our conferences page.


Social Studies Workshop

The Wyoming Department of Education invites K-12 teachers to participate in a two-day professional development workshop Jan. 9-10, 2019, at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Registration is free.

The workshop will provide:
– Classroom resources and activities to help students master benchmarks in all six of the 2014 Wyoming Social Studies Content and Performance Standards, including the 2018 additions related to Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming.
-Collaboration with social studies teachers to create a network of support.

1.0 PTSB credit is available. View the agenda.


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.


Computer Science SCRIPT Training

With support from Microsoft, the WDE is offering computer science implementation and planning training to school districts. Thanks to Microsoft’s TechSpark initiative, Wyoming will receive over $95,000 in grant funding to offer Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool (SCRIPT) training. CSforALL is an organization dedicated to making computer science part of every K-12 student’s education.

The training will occur in five regions, which will be open to six school districts in each region.

  • Casper: May 14 & 15, 2019, Oct. 15, 2019 and May 20, 2020
  • Rock Springs: June 4 & 5, 2019, Nov. 14, 2019, and June 4, 2020
  • Cheyenne: June 11 & 12, 2019, Nov. 19, 2019, and June 11, 2020
  • Worland: Aug. 5 & 6, 2019, Jan. 7, 2020, and Aug. 6, 2020
  • Gillette: Sept. 24 & 25, 2019, Feb. 25, 2020, and Sept. 24, 2020

Districts are required to apply to attend.

For more information about SCRIPT Training, please contact Robin Grandpre at robin.grandpre1@wyo.gov.


Facilitating Career Development Courses

The Facilitating Career Development Courses provide a complete set of best practices in multiple settings and for all ages. These courses are provided in order to support the implementation of more robust career development programs in all Wyoming schools and to ensure consistency in the delivery of content and best practices in career development. Those who complete the courses will receive a certificate of completion, and are eligible to apply for the Global Career Development Facilitator Credential and certification as a Career Services Provider. School staff, counselors, administrators, and teachers whose roles will include coordinating career development and exploration programming in their respective schools are encouraged to attend. Registration is by individual only, and each individual must register separately. Two course schedules are available:

Schedule 1:

  • Orientation – In Person Portion *Mandatory Attendance
  • February 10, 2020, Pathways Innovation Center – Casper
  • Course Closing – In Person Portion *Mandatory Attendance
  • April 23, 2020, Pathways Innovation Center – Casper
  • Online Portion- February 11- April 22, 2020

Schedule 2:

  • Orientation – In Person Portion *Mandatory Attendance
  • March 10, 2020 , Pathways Innovation Center – Casper
  • Course Closing – In Person Portion *Mandatory Attendance
  • June 9, 2020, Pathways Innovation Center – Casper
  • Online Portion- March 11- June 8, 2020

In addition, three UW credits and nine PTSB credits are available.

Registration is $190, all materials are included. Please register here. For more information, contact Ilaine Brown at ilaine.brown1@wyo.gov.