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Professional Development for K-12 Educators

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.

District or organization specific programming is available. Contact Lisa Barker at lmbarker@wisc.edu or individual program coordinators to learn more.

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Upcoming K12 Professional Learning Programs

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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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December 2020

Courageous Coaching Conversations (Online)

December 15 @ 4:00 pm CST - 5:15 pm CST
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One event on October 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on November 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on December 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Free

We invite you and your colleagues to join us each month as we tend to our professional and personal selves. We’ll connect virtually to celebrate, reflect, share, and support one another. Please RSVP to join our…

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Greater Madison Writing Project Connect (Online)

December 17 @ 4:00 pm CST - 5:15 pm CST
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One event on October 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on November 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on December 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

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We are excited to learn together about how to best serve our students and take care of ourselves throughout this challenging school year! If you have a problem of practice you would like to share…

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January 2021

Math Support for English Learners Workshop (Online)

January 13, 2021
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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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February 2021

Facilitating Mathematical Discussions and Justification (Online)

February 17, 2021
$150
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This one-day workshop provides educators with an opportunity to learn about and plan for mathematical discussions while supporting students to provide justification for their answers. We will focus on recognizing and teaching mathematical conjecturing, generalizing,…

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April 2021

Facilitating Feedback for Mathematical Reasoning (Online)

April 14, 2021
$150
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This one-day workshop provides educators with an opportunity to learn about and plan for mathematical discussions while supporting students to provide justification for their answers. We will focus on recognizing and teaching mathematical conjecturing, generalizing,…

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July 2021

Women’s Leadership Incubator (Online)

July 19, 2021 - May 29, 2022
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The Women’s Leadership Incubator will serve as a launchpad, offering growth and support to the next, most diverse generation of K-12 school leaders. Anchored by a commitment to transformative feminist leadership, Members of the Incubator…

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