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.


July 29 – August 1, 2024

Madison, WI

Program Fee (non-refundable): $50*

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*The Early Career Teaching Institute (ECTI) is hosted by the UW–Madison School of Education Mary T. Kellner Teacher Education Center and office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). This event is made possible by the generosity of Mary T. and Ted D. Kellner and Propel. The cooperating teacher component of this year’s event is made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Christine L. Lodewick and Mr. Philip H. Lodewick.


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ECTI 2023

Program Coordinators

Tom Owenby

Position title: Associate Dean, Teacher Education Center; Director, Teacher Education Center

Kelly Hayek

Position title: Assistant Director, Teacher Education Center

Peter Kirschmann

Position title: Outreach Learning Design Specialist

Kelly Nee

Position title: Event Manager