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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.

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December 2018

Understanding the edTPA

December 31, 2018 - December 31, 2025
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Complete these online self-paced modules to receive guidance to assemble the appropriate edTPA artifacts that will demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have obtained.

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January 2019

Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test Review

January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2025
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Familiarize yourself with the objectives and content of the Foundations of Reading Test (or FORT)

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January 2020

Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium

January 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm CST - January 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm CST
The Spark Building, 821 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Performing Ourselves performance

The Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium is committed to empowering and supporting educators to use arts integration for enhancing their classroom experience.

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February 2020

Math Support for Language Learners

February 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am CST - 3:30 pm CST
The Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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Students studying math on the sidewalk

Get the tools you need to support math-related language development for bilingual students.

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April 2020

Hip Hop in the Heartland: Spring Seminar

April 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
Participants at Hip Hop in the Heartland engaging in activity

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, and engage in best practice approaches to student-centered liberatory education models.

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Instructional Coaching in the Content Areas

April 5, 2020 - May 2, 2020

Instructional Coaching in the Content Areas, will spur participants to zoom in on particular content areas for deeper exploration around standards and learning progressions, the alignment and design of formative assessments, and the analysis of student evidence in order to make instructional decisions. This course will meet over the course of four weeks from April 5th to May 2nd.

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June 2020

Teacher Research Forum

June 12, 2020 @ 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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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

June 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am CDT - June 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm CDT
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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August 2020

Play Make Learn

August 13, 2020 @ 3:00 am CDT - August 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm CDT
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Playing Games at the Playmake Learn Conference

The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, musuem and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning.…

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Professional Learning Staff

Jaye Barbeau


K12 Engagement Coordinator

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

Jen Breezee


Instructional Coaching Specialist

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

Mark Dziedzic


Greater Madison Writing Project Director

(608) 890-3091

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

Laura Lang


Lecturer/Senior Outreach Specialist

Bryn Orum


Greater Madison Writing Project Specialist

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

Christina Stefonek


Math and Science Professional Learning Specialist


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

Sandra Taylor-Marshall


Instructional Coaching Program Coordinator


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