Early Career Teaching Institute

Educators from Wisconsin and beyond are invited to the UW-Madison School of Education (SoE) Early Career Teaching Institute, a one-week, in-person, intensive learning experience for pre-K-12 educators who are SoE alumni. Participants will have at least one year of teaching experience and plan to teach the subsequent school year.

The four-day institute invites educators to gather as a collaborative community committed to advancing justice in the classroom, deepening content knowledge, improving instruction, and sharing habits and practices for thriving in the teaching profession.

Participants receive:

  • A $500 stipend for participation
  • Room expenses paid for up to three nights 
  • Small-group engagement with educators in similar roles and subject areas. These interactive workshop strands are led by UW faculty/staff experts and provide opportunities for in-depth exploration and application to participants’ contexts.
  • Whole-group learning experiences, such as writing and reflection exercises, keynote speakers, and engagement around approaches to sustainable teaching.
  • Whole-group meals and social events. These gatherings provide participants and instructors with opportunities to connect within and across content areas and geographic regions. 
  • Opportunities for optional academic-year virtual programming
  • The opportunity to receive a UW-Madison School of Education Certificate of Participation upon successful completion of all required components of the institute.

This event is hosted by the UW–Madison School of Education Teacher Education Center and the office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). This partnership is made possible by the generosity of Mary T. and Ted D. Kellner, the Kellner Badger for Life Fund, and Propel.

July 17-20 (conference begins Monday at noon, ends Thursday at 4:00 PM), with optional evening social events

Discovery Building, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Program Fee (non-refundable): $50*

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*This special rate is made possible by the generosity of Mary T. and Ted D. Kellner, the Kellner Badger for Life Fund, and Propel.

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Program Coordinators

Lisa Barker

Executive Director

Kelly Hayek

Assistant Director, Teacher Education Center

Peter Kirschmann

Outreach Learning Design Specialist

Joey Lubasi

Sr. Student Services Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction

Tom Owenby

Associate Dean, Teacher Education Center; Director, Teacher Education Center