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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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June 2020

AP Summer Institute – Week One (Online)

June 22 - June 25
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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 (Online)

June 29 - July 2
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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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July 2020

Math Equity Project (Online)

July 13 - July 17
$1,200
Math Equity participants on a classroom

In this professional learning course for K-12 educators, you will collaborate as a community to investigate, experience, and implement research-based teaching practices that promote equity in math education.  You will consider ways to not only…

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August 2020

Play Make Learn (Online)

August 13 @ 3:00 am CDT - August 14 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Union South, 1308 W Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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TBD
Group of educators playing a video game at the 2019 Play Make Learn Conference

We're working to transition PLAY MAKE LEARN to a virtual format. Check the PLAY MAKE LEARN website for updates.  Learn More The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers,…

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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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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

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