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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.

Upcoming K-12 Professional Learning Programs Professional Learning Staff

District or organization specific programming is available. Contact Mark Dziedzic at mdziedzic@wisc.edu or individual program coordinators to learn more.

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Covid-19 Update

Please refer to the following website for updated information about plans and response for COVID-19 (coronavirus): https://covid19.wisc.edu/

At this time, we are optimistic that programs will continue as planned unless otherwise noted. If there are any changes to the status of a program, registered attendees will be contacted individually.

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April 2020

Instructional Coaching in the Content Areas

April 5 - May 2
Varies

Join us for an examination of standards, learning progressions, formative assessments, and student evidence.

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Collaborative Coaching Conversations

April 9 @ 4:30 pm CDT - 5:30 pm CDT
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One event on October 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on November 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on December 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on January 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on February 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on March 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on April 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on May 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

Free
collaborative coaching team

Join us as we celebrate successes and discuss challenges in our daily work as instructional coaches.

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CANCELED: Making and Tinkering for Learning

April 18 @ 9:00 am CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, 350 E 3rd St
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free
Four educators sit around a table to collaborate on a making activity involving markers, tape, and poster board.

Join us at Making and Tinkering for Learning in Dubuque to learn how making could work in service of your learning goals!

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May 2020

Collaborative Coaching Conversations

May 7 @ 4:30 pm CDT - 5:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on November 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on December 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on January 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on February 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on March 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on April 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

One event on May 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm UTC

Free
collaborative coaching team

Join us as we celebrate successes and discuss challenges in our daily work as instructional coaches.

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POSTPONED: Sports Leadership Summit

May 29 @ 8:00 am CDT - May 30 @ 4:00 pm CDT
Varies
UW–Madison Women's Volleyball team raising their hands together

The Sports Leadership Summit brings together coaches, athletic directors, and athletes to share best practices in specific sports-based areas and training.

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June 2020

Teacher Research Forum

June 12 @ 9:00 am CDT - 12:00 pm CDT
Wisconsin Idea Room, School of Education, 1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free
A teacher presenting her research at the teacher research forum

Connect with educators across the state sharing their classroom-based research. The event is free and open to everyone.

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AP Summer Institute – Week One

June 22 @ 8:00 am CDT - June 25 @ 4:30 pm CDT
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Attendees at AP Summer Institute

The AP Summer Institute offers a unique learning experience for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology.

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AP Summer Institute – Week Two

June 29 @ 8:00 am CDT - July 2 @ 4:30 pm CDT
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53796 United States
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Attendees at AP Summer Institute

The AP Summer Institute offers a unique learning experience for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology.

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The Sandra Alpert Nathan Summer Institute

June 29 @ 9:00 am CDT - June 30 @ 4:00 pm CDT
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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$50
A group of educators sit around a table and listen to a speaker during an academic conference.

The two-day Sandra Alpert Nathan Summer Institute will explore inclusive schooling practices through the theme of "Cultivating a Literate Community."

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July 2020

Science of Running Workshop

July 25 @ 9:00 am CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
Health Science Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Coach leading runners

Join us for a day of learning about a variety of topics related to distance running. Topics include injury prevention/biomechanics, nutrition, physiology, altitude training, recovery strategies, mental preparation, core involvement, as well as a keynote…

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Professional Learning Staff

Jaye Barbeau

BA, MA

K12 Engagement Coordinator

jbarbeau2@wisc.edu

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706

Jen Breezee

BS, MS, MA

Instructional Coaching Specialist

jbreezee@wisc.edu

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706

Mark Dziedzic

BS, MS

Greater Madison Writing Project Director

mdziedzic@wisc.edu

(608) 890-3091

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706

Matthew Freid

BA, MA

Director of Conference and Event Planning Services

freid@wisc.edu

(608) 890-3091

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706

Laura Lang

PhD

Lecturer/Senior Outreach Specialist

Yorel Lashley

PhD

Director of Arts

lashley@wisc.edu

(608)-890-1437

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706

Bryn Orum

BA, MS

Greater Madison Writing Project Specialist

bryn.orum@wisc.edu

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706

Christina Stefonek

BA, MS

Math and Science Professional Learning Specialist

ckstefonek@wisc.edu

608-263-3516

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706

Sandra Taylor-Marshall

BA, MS

Instructional Coaching Program Coordinator

taylormarsha@wisc.edu

608-261-1932

225 N. Mills Street
Suite #264
Madison, WI 53706