We hold symposia 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.
All our programs are offered virtually unless otherwise specified.
Featured Professional Development Opportunities
This year-long certificate program consists of four online courses offered one at a time each semester. Through authentic, job-embedded professional development, apply the practices of Student-Centered Coaching. Online, June-August 2022.
This full-day workshop will have sessions valuable to both Social Studies and English Language Arts educators and prepare Social Studies teachers to implement Act 30. Educators will receive tangible resources and lesson plans to supplement their new curriculum. August 18 | Wisconsin Idea Room, UW–Madison
This conference helps educators teach about electoral politics in a way that is engaging, respectful to all points of view, and supported by the best and most current information. September 24 | Grainger Hall
In 2022 UW-Madison will offer both in-person and online APSIs. The in-person session will run from June 21-24, 2022 from 8:30a-4:30p each day.
Online sessions will run in a variety of different weeks throughout the summer. Instruction will be provided with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous methods.
The Black History Education Conference provides a venue where educators across the state and country will be able to share policies, practices, programs, and procedures that have proven effective in promoting high levels of achievement for those often being underserved in our school systems and communities.
Learners will engage with videos from experts, evaluate research-based articles, explore examples of SEL in classrooms, engage with other course participants, and complete a series of implementation activities that develop into an SEL plan for their classroom. Asynchronous, Online, Available Now!
The Coalition for Leading Anti-Racist Schools is an invitation to instructional leaders around the world who are committed to equity and anti-racism in their school communities.
Answer the contemporary call for respectful argument discourse. This program provides educators with instructional resources and formative assessment tools for the teaching of evidence-based argument writing.
This five-day institute invites educators to gather as a collaborative community committed to deepening content knowledge, improving instruction, and sharing habits and practices for thriving in the teaching profession. July 25-29 | Discovery Building, UW–Madison
This year’s Educational Policy Studies Conference, The Futures of Education, is based on/rooted in the once-in-a-decade UNESCO report, pulled together by a broad international committee with diverse representation and focus groups conducted across many countries.
The Greater Madison Writing Project provides professional development opportunities for educators built around our vision of teachers at the center and students at the heart.
The Yearlong Institute represents the first leg in what thousands of Writing Project Teacher-Leaders around the country have described as a career-transforming journey.
The Invitational Summer Institute brings together a select group of outstanding teachers working with student-writers in all academic content areas and at all grade levels, kindergarten through college.
How can superintendents lead for equity? This innovative institute creates a superintendent community of practice centered around research-based approaches that support school district leaders and schools to embrace and implement equity-centered leadership.
Collaborate as a professional community of math educators to investigate, experience, and implement research-based teaching practices that promote equity in math education.
The MSAN Institute is a virtual, two-day, intensive professional learning opportunity dedicated to growing our understanding of current research and district practices that increase racial equity in schools. | Online, April 19–20, 2022
The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, museum and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning.
The Real Talk for Real Change symposia series is open to the public and focuses on the critical issues of racial justice in education by centering the voices of UW–Madison scholars of color and community members.
This two-day conference guides educators in selecting and making texts accessible for readers below grade level.
The Teacher Studio is a learning community made up of educators interested in hands-on, making, tinkering, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)-based learning experiences.