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Professional Learning Programs

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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All of our virtual programs will be running as planned. We are following UW–Madison campus policy regarding in-person program cancellations. Please check the UW-Madison COVID-19 website for updates. 

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July 2020

Foundations of Student-Centered Coaching (Online)

July 5 - August 8
Varies
An instructional coach stands in front of a group of elementary school students who are seated on the floor and raising their hands.

Participants in this course will be introduced to the coaching model of student-centered coaching and the seven core practices that are essential to the role. Assignments will engage you in discussion, analysis, and reflection on…

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August 2020

PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning (Online)

August 10 - August 14
Price varies
PowerUp:Real Teaching for Virtual learning students

In these challenging times, high-quality practices that blend online and in-person teaching are more valuable than ever before. PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning builds on cutting-edge ideas of instructional design and blended learning in…

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Play Make Learn (Online)

August 13
$150
Play Make Learn participants at the 2018 conference

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 the promotion of making, gaming, and…

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PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning (Online)

August 17 - August 21
Price varies
PowerUp:Real Teaching for Virtual learning students

In these challenging times, high-quality practices that blend online and in-person teaching are more valuable than ever before. PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning builds on cutting-edge ideas of instructional design and blended learning in…

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Leading Through Uncertainty: Public Health, Social Inequity, and the Return to School (Online)

August 20 @ 4:00 pm CDT - 5:15 pm CDT
Free
Center image of a woman with brown hair crossing her arms smiling. Two other images of elementary students working with their teachers on a computer and reading a book.

Calling all feminist educators! You’re invited to join us for our final Feminist Fireside Chat. We are thrilled to announce that the 14th president of Wellesley College, Dr. Paula A. Johnson, will be joining us for…

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October 2020

College Readiness in Writing

October 9 @ 8:00 am CDT - 3:30 pm CDT
TBD
UW Students Writing

Discuss best concerns, best practices, and shared goals with fellow education and a panel of experts.

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College Readiness in Math

October 20 @ 8:00 am CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
TBD
Students engaged in discussion with professor in a classroom

Discuss concerns, best practices, and shared goals in the teaching of mathematics with fellow math educators.

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November 2020

Instructional Coaching Symposium

November 5 @ 8:00 am CST - 3:30 pm CST
TBD
Educators in a round table discussion

The Instructional Coaching Symposium is intended to give current and aspiring coaches an opportunity to discuss promising practices and problems of practice.

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College Readiness in Science

November 17 @ 9:00 am CST - 3:30 pm CST
TBD
College students working in a science lab

Connect with fellow educators to discuss common concerns and challenges in STEM education.

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January 2021

Math Support for English Learners Workshop (Online)

January 14, 2021
Math For English Learners participants

Math Support for English Learners Workshop provides math educators with an opportunity to learn about and implement supports for English Learners. Research-based pedagogical practices in math education encourage teachers to use a student-centered approach which…

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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

Lisa Barker

BS, MA, PhD

Education Director

lmbarker@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

Jennifer Green

Creative Services Director

jsgreen2@wisc.edu

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