The office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE) ensures that the knowledge fostered within the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has global impact. Using the expertise of faculty, staff, and community stakeholders, PLACE supports and develops professional and community learning programs in education, the arts and health. By building meaningful relationships with individuals invested in lifelong learning, PLACE represents the Wisconsin Idea in action.
Our programs provide transformational learning experiences for a diverse audience of participants. These noncredit offerings in education, art, and health allow you to develop skills while building community among like-minded colleagues.
To further UW–Madison School of Education research and resources by creating communities of practice and facilitating innovative and engaging learning experiences that foster equity, creativity, and well-being.
We build meaningful partnerships within the UW–Madison Community, State of Wisconsin, and across the globe to bring transformative learning experiences to all. Our partners include school districts, community centers, and statewide organizations.
There are many ways you can support us in creating innovative and engaging programs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about partnership and sponsor opportunities.
PLACE by the Numbers
80 +Courses and Events Offered Annually
22 Professionals Creating and Supporting Programs
7000 +Program Participants
1200 +Schools Served
21 Countries Reached