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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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May 2020

Math Connect (Online)

May 21 @ 2:00 pm CDT - 3:00 pm CDT
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One event on May 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm UTC

One event on May 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm UTC

One event on May 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm UTC

Free
Math Connect event

Join us this week for an opportunity to share across districts to work and learn together during this shutdown!  We will discuss what's currently working, share resources, and receive support and feedback about your new…

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Courageous Coaching Conversation (Online)

May 21 @ 3:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
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One event on June 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

Free
instructional coach

Courageous Coaching Conversations are video conferences through which participants can ask questions, share ideas, and connect with other coaches and instructional leaders. We encourage you to join us to share your expertise and enjoy that…

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June 2020

Just Write (Online)

June 2 @ 4:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
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One event on June 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Free
Greater Madison Writing Project participants working together on their lap tops

Join us to... write! Set aside one hour of your day to write and share with your GMWP community! You won't regret it! All are welcome to attend! RSVP for June 2

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Courageous Coaching Conversation (Online)

June 4 @ 3:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
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One event on April 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

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One event on June 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on June 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on June 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

Free
instructional coach

Courageous Coaching Conversations are video conferences through which participants can ask questions, share ideas, and connect with other coaches and instructional leaders. We encourage you to join us to share your expertise and enjoy that…

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Courageous Coaching Conversation (Online)

June 11 @ 3:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
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One event on April 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

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One event on June 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on June 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on June 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

Free
instructional coach

Courageous Coaching Conversations are video conferences through which participants can ask questions, share ideas, and connect with other coaches and instructional leaders. We encourage you to join us to share your expertise and enjoy that…

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Feminist Fireside Chats: Feminist Leadership, Education, and the Future—Can We Build Back Better?

June 11 @ 7:00 pm CDT - 8:30 pm CDT
Free
empty classroom

Calling all women educators! Please join us for the second of our Feminist Fireside Chats hosted by PLACE. This month's chat features the following presenters: Lori DiPrete Brown, founding Director of the UW–Madison campus-wide 4W…

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Courageous Coaching Conversation (Online)

June 18 @ 3:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
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One event on April 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on May 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on May 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on May 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on June 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on June 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

One event on June 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC

Free
instructional coach

Courageous Coaching Conversations are video conferences through which participants can ask questions, share ideas, and connect with other coaches and instructional leaders. We encourage you to join us to share your expertise and enjoy that…

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AP Summer Institute – Week One (Online)

June 22 - June 25
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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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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

Feminist Fireside Chats: Choosing To Be A Socially Just Educational Leader (Online)

July 9 @ 7:00 pm CDT - 8:30 pm CDT
Free
Illustration that says social justice for the Choosing To Be A Socially Just Educational Leader Fireside Chat

Calling all women educators! You’re invited to join us for our next Feminist Fireside Chat, an intimate conversation with notable feminist leaders. This month’s chat features Meredith Hitchcock, a user experience researcher who focuses on…

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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