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.
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Featured Professional Development Opportunities
PLACE offers a range of programs for educators, administrators, and school leaders to connect with like-minded peers, committing the time and sustained effort necessary to create systemic change.
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. | Begins Summer 2021, Online
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.
Transform your career! Gain access to a powerful network of all-female practitioners, scholars, and experts while you develop the skills needed to leverage your own strengths as an aspiring K-16 educational leader. The WLI will take place on July 19, 2021–May 29, 2022.
We are continuing to offer an online APSI this summer due to the uncertainty of how COVID-19 will impact face to face learning opportunities this summer, June–August 2021.
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.
Building the Social-Emotional Learning or SEL Classroom is about supporting teachers to integrate the concepts of SEL into their everyday teaching. | Asynchronous, Online, Available June 30
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.
Hip Hop in the Heartland draws from educational theories such as socio-cultural theory, culturally relevant pedagogy, critical race theory, and hip hop and social justice pedagogies.
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.
Our goal is to build a network of educators and researchers in order to form an interdisciplinary agenda for changing how issues of Planetary Health are taught in schools.
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 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.