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. See Our Services page for more details. Contact Lisa Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org or individual program coordinators to learn more.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Black History Education Conference
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 underserved in our school systems and communities. February 17-18, 2023 | Online
Play Make Learn
This conference offers high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, and more who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning. July 20-21, 2023 | Memorial Union
Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium
Connect with educators and teaching artists while engaging in an interactive professional learning event that centers on social and emotional learning through arts-based strategies. April 21-22, 2023 | MyArts Center
Current and Ongoing Programs
AP Summer Institute
In 2023 UW–Madison will offer APSI online. Sessions will run in a variety of different weeks throughout the summer. Instruction will be provided with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous methods. Starting June 26, 2023
College, Career, and Community Writers Program
This program provides educators with instructional resources and formative assessment tools for teaching evidence-based argument writing.
Leading a Liberated District for Transformative Change
Meet and greet fellow superintendents and attend practice-based workshops.
This two-day, intensive professional development opportunity is dedicated to growing our understanding of current research and district practices that further racial equity in schools. April 20-21, 2023 | The Madison Concourse Hotel
Social Justice and Education
The 2023 Educational Policy Studies Conference will explore the complex and contradictory ways that education can simultaneously create, exacerbate, and undermine structures of oppression. March 10 | UW–Madison, WI Idea Room
Teaching About the 2022 Elections
This conference helps educators teach about electoral politics in a way that is engaging, respectful to all points of view, and supported by the best and most current information.
Building the Social-Emotional Learning or SEL Classroom
This virtual program supports teachers in fully integrating SEL into their everyday teaching.
Early Career Teaching Institute
PreK-12 educators who are School of Education alumni gather to advance justice in the classroom, share habits and practices for thriving in the teaching profession, and more! July 17-20, 2023
Maker Educator Leadership Certificate Program
Engage in making, conversations, and job-embedded professional development to ground maker-based learning experiences in evidence of student learning and engagement.
Real Talk for Real Change
This symposia series is open to the public. It focuses on the critical issues of racial justice in education by centering the voices of UW–Madison scholars of color and community members.
The Teacher Studio
This learning community is made up of educators interested in hands-on, making, tinkering, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)-based learning experiences.
Teaching Local Environmental Issues to Latinx Students
This program is for rural social studies, science, and ESL educators who work with students in grades six through twelve.
Coalition for Leading Anti-Racist Schools
Calling all instructional leaders around the world, this yearlong coalition is for those who are dedicated to equity and anti-racism in their school communities. Summer 2023
Instructional Coaching Opportunities
School-based instructional coaching aims to increase student learning by providing continuous, relevant, and job-embedded support to teachers.
Math Equity Project
Collaborate as a professional community of math educators to investigate, experience, and implement research-based teaching practices that promote equity in math education.
The Sandra Alpert Nathan Summer Literacy Institute
This two-day conference guides educators in selecting and making texts accessible for readers below grade level.
Teaching About the Holocaust
This full-day workshop had sessions valuable to both Social Studies and English Language Arts educators and prepared Social Studies teachers to implement Act 30.