Professional Development

Wyoming Department of Education > For District Leadership > Special Education Programs > Professional Development

Contact Information

Education Consultant
Jeff Hatcliff
(307) 777-5481
Education Consultant
Thom Jones
(307) 777-5674
Education Consultant
Deana Smith
(307) 777-5326

WAVES 2021-22

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 learn more about a variety of special education-related topics and receive ongoing professional development free of charge  by attending the live sessions or by viewing the recorded sessions.   PTSB and STARS credit is offered for live and recorded sessions.   Winter/spring WAVES sessions will resume in January 2022. 

WAVES 2021-22 Winter/Spring Schedule and Registration

View Archived WAVES Sessions and Materials

A Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)  is a framework that focuses on system-level change and continuous improvement across the classroom, school, and district to provide each student with opportunities to maximize academic achievement and develop skills for success.

The Wyoming MTSSS Center is a WDE cross-division effort to support Wyoming educators in developing the knowledge, skills, and infrastructure to effectively implement MTSS with fidelity by offering high-quality MTSS training, coaching, implementation tools, and other resources.

Data-Based Individualization (DBI)

Data-Based Individualization (DBI) is a systematic method for using data to determine when and how to provide more intensive intervention. Throughout the DBI process, we use progress-monitoring data to evaluate a student’s response to intervention, moving to the next component as needed.  Get Started with DBI