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

2018 Learning Disabilities Summit

April 12-13, 2018 in Gillette

The 2018 Learning Disabilities Summit will be held on Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th at the Gillette College Technical Education Center. Presentation topics include: The Gift of Dyslexia, Mindfulness, The Gift of Self-Concept, Emotional Intelligence, Assistive Technology, Social Belonging, Self-Regulation Techniques, Using Google to Amplify Student Voice, and more.


Project-Based Learning

May 2-3, 2018 in Afton

This free opportunity will be led by Marty Sugerik, adjunct faculty and UNC-Wilmington. 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 PBL.


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.