The Office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE) develops, facilitates, and supports learning opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators, school and district leaders, artists, community members who work with youth, and students of all ages. We strive to create flexible, high-quality, accessible programs that empower teachers to advocate for their students and empower students to advocate for themselves.
ADULT PROGRAMS AND ONLINE COURSES
We hold symposiums on college readiness, conferences on politics in the classroom, courses on student-centered coaching, and summer writing institutes that honor voices of teachers at the center. We work in gardens, in traditional classrooms, on university campuses, and online.
We work with aspiring writers of all ages in supportive and creative environments. Led by Greater Madison Writing Project educators and guest writers, our programs provide youth with the opportunity to use writing as a way to raise awareness, create change, and celebrate their work!
CONFERENCE AND EVENT PLANNING SERVICES
PLACE provides conference and event planning support to School of Education departments. We have an experienced staff of program managers and event planners to handle all of the behind the scenes logistics to ensure that your event is a success!
Programs for aspiring and practicing K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, school and district leaders, and community members who work with youth.
Programs for art-makers, including youth, adults, and educators.