Leslie Bechtel Van Orman
The WDE’s Special Education Programs Division announces the return of the annual in-person Week of Academic Vision for Excellence (WAVE) Conference to be held at the Central Wyoming College in Riverton from July 26-28. The WDE will offer this conference at no cost for 2022. This conference is relevant for educators, parents, and other Wyoming stakeholders. State and national presenters will cover topics such as trauma response, behavior/discipline, and Special Education law.
Join department staff for a meet-and-greet reception on July 26 at the Riverton Country Club. Due to limited space, pre-registration for this event is required by July 5. A ticket will be provided for admittance when participants pick up their name tags at the conference registration table.
Registration will close on July 5, 2022.
- Register for the conference here.
- 2022 WAVE Conference schedules, presenter session descriptions, presenter bios, and venue information can be found here.
Web-based Academic Vision for Excellence Seminars
WAVES is a series of 1-to-3-hour live presentations delivered virtually by locally- and nationally recognized experts on a variety of topics important to all Wyoming educators. Administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents can receive ongoing professional development free of charge by attending the live sessions or by viewing the recorded sessions. PTSB and STARS credit will be offered for live and recorded sessions. Winter/spring WAVES sessions will resume in January 2022.
Special Education Paraprofessional Training Series
This series focuses on professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality; behavior management strategies; high-leverage practices to support students; and effective teacher-para collaboration strategies.
- Day 1 Part 1: https://youtu.be/eThBwcXCgOs
- Day 1 Part 2: https://youtu.be/fLuwoYUfcLU
- Day 2 Part 1: https://youtu.be/LpYc9lrkRyM
- Day 2 Part 2: https://youtu.be/jwJILheq1bU
The Project WIN website is a clearinghouse of the Wyoming Department of Education, Division of Special Education Programs that provides information about special education resources, evidence-based instructional practices, professional development and events to educators, families and other agencies. The website is funded by a State Personnel Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).