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
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 September 8!
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. Program fee varies by course.
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.
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. | Begins July 26–29, Online
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 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 goal of school-based instructional coaching is to increase student learning by providing continuous, relevant and job-embedded support to teachers.
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.
Collaborate as a professional community of math educators to investigate, experience, and implement research-based teaching practices that promote equity in math education. | Begins August 2–6, Online
Explore a variety of programs focused on supporting the teaching and learning of mathematics in the classroom.
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.
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 program is for rural social studies, science, and ESL educators who work with students in grades six through twelve. | Online, August 9–12 & SY 2021–22
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.