Professional Development Opportunities

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

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Phase III: The Art and Science of Teaching

January 23-24 in Powell, January 26-27 in Sheridan

Phase III in the professional development series with Jan Hoegh consists of two-day workshops in two consecutive units.
Unit 1 will be presented in four regions across the state in fall/winter.
Unit 2 will be presented in the same four locations in spring 2017.


 CPAA Training Cheyenne – Casper

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is providing on-site professional development opportunity for teachers on the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA). WDE is providing the CPAA for all kindergarten teachers. On-site trainings will be presented by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA).The training will include the design and functionality of the CPAA, the administration of the assessment, and how data derived from the assessment can be used to guide instruction.

  Wednesday, January 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Cheyenne 

Herschler Building Rm# 1699 122 W 25th St

Thursday, January 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Casper

Natrona County Special Education Services Center Gym  500 South Jefferson St.


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

For more information and to register


Wyoming Innovations in Learning

November 2-3 in Laramie

Save the date for this unique K-20 day and a half event hosted by the WDE, UW and the community colleges featuring innovative teaching and learning practices for all educators.