We hold symposiums on college readiness, conferences on politics in the classroom, courses on Student-Centered Coaching, equity-focused math and science conferences and summer writing institutes. Our programs serve teachers, the community in Wisconsin, and the world.
The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute offers a unique learning experience for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology.
Explore a variety of programs focused on supporting the teaching and learning of mathematics in the classroom.
Our college readiness symposia series offers an inspiring day long workshop where you will leave with tangible ways to get your students ready for college and life.
Gain a better understanding of the scope of hip hop history, culture, and politics, deepen your practice as a spoken word and hip hop educator.
In our Student-Centered Instructional Coaching Certificate Program, participants engage in collaborative discourse at their sites and in online communities around the work of coaching.
Literacy by the Lakes is an initiative from the faculty in Literacy Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is built on the premise that we must direct our attention to supporting children and youth in developing and sustaining literate lives.
Upcoming K-12 Professional Learning Programs
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Math Support for Language Learners One-Day Workshop: August, 2019
This 1-day workshop provides math educators with an opportunity to learn about and implement ways to support students who are language learners. The best pedagogical practices in math education encourage teachers to use a student-centered approach. This involves facilitating math discussions and requiring students to provide explanations and justification for their solution strategies. In order for students to access these skills, they need to be able to use academic language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. These skills can be challenging for language learners. In this workshop, teachers will engage in example activities that demonstrate ways to build in scaffolds and other language supports for participating in math discussions, using reasoning and providing justification.
Collaborative Coaching Conversation: August 15
Join us as we reflect on the 2018-19 school year, ponder the 2019-2020 school year ahead, and explore Elena Arguilar’s newest book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators.”
Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium Part 1: September 20-21, 2019
Learn how to integrate Arts into the Curriculum at the Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium. Part 2 is in January 2020.
College Readiness in Math Symposium: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The College Readiness in Math Symposium is intended to give high school and college mathematics educators a chance to discuss concerns, common practices, and shared goals.
Instructional Coaching Symposium (new!): Thursday, November 7, 2019
The Instructional Coaching Symposium will be an opportunity for instructional coaches and leaders to gather, collaborate, and share best practices and expertise.
College Readiness in Writing Symposium: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The College Readiness in Writing Symposium is intended to give high school English teachers and college writing professors a chance to discuss concerns, common practices, and shared goals.
College Readiness in Science Symposium: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The College Readiness in Science Symposium is intended to give high school and college science educators a chance to discuss concerns, common practices, and shared goals.
Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium Part 2: January 17-18, 2020
Learn how to integrate Arts into the Curriculum at the Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium. Part 1 is in September 2019.