Educator Professional Development Opportunities in September

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Welcome to the WDE’s September PD Newsletter

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Each month, this newsletter will highlight all the relevant upcoming Professional Development offerings for Wyoming educators. While the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will highlight these offerings for the upcoming month, educators can find all relevant PD opportunities on the PD calendar page or the Professional Development page on the WDE website. 

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Upcoming PD Opportunities for September:

From 4-6 p.m. on September 8, 15, and 27; virtually: Solution Tree: Make It Happen

Throughout the three sessions, learning will be focused on: the three big ideas of a PLC; how teams investigate the role of coaches and leaders in a PLC; exploring ways to build the culture that supports all students learning at high levels; exploring the role of common assessments in supporting students; and discussing ways teams can extend student learning when they've already reached proficiency. Register here

From 3:30-5 p.m.; first session is September 16: Jan Hoegh Book Study: Planning and Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom

Join this six-session book study to learn about how to effectively use proficiency scales for planning and instruction in the standards-based classroom. Participants will be studying and discussing a new book by Jan K. Hoegh and co-authors Jeff Flygare and Tammy Heflebower entitled “Planning and Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom.” Each webinar will address one chapter in the book. Register here. Registration ends on September 13. 

From 9-noon on September 17 at the University of Wyoming: MTSS Universal Screening

Universal screening is a systematic process that uses appropriate measures for identifying students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes. Within this training, participants will learn the purpose and benefits of screening within MTSS. Participants will develop an efficient and valid screening process to identify at-risk students. Register here

From 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on September 21-22, virtually: Wyoming Education Summit

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, is excited to announce the 2021 Wyoming Education Summit, “Pursuing Excellence Together; Moving Forward.” This conference will bring together Wyoming professionals in education to share knowledge and expertise on social-emotional learning, education leadership, instruction, virtual learning and moving forward with hope, grit, and collaboration. Register here

From 9 a.m.-noon on September 23, virtually: MTSS Universal Screening

Universal screening is a systematic process that uses appropriate measures for identifying students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes. Within this training, participants will learn the purpose and benefits of screening within MTSS. Participants will develop an efficient and valid screening process to identify at-risk students. Register here

On September 23-30; virtually: Nurturing Speaker Growth

This two-part eWorkshop is designed to support all K-12 educators who would like to explore the connection between the ACCESS Speaking Test and classroom practices that promote oral language development. In the webinars, participants will engage in meaning-making activities that provide ways to nurture students’ speaking growth. The eWorkshop is a self-paced module that allows for choice and control. Participants will be asked to speak and share ideas with colleagues within the virtual event. Register here

From 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on September 28, virtually: DRIVE: Developing Rewarding Integrated Vocational Experiences – A Paraprofessional Training

This training is funded by Perkins V, and will be conducted by Zenith Business Services. DRIVE training will provide the tools needed by paraprofessionals and job coaches to develop work readiness skills, job development with local employers, and job coaching with students, as they begin to work in new positions in your community. The training is open to individuals who work with CTE students and local employers and is free of charge. Register here

From 3:30-5 p.m. on September 28, virtually: Jan Hoegh: Determining What Students Need to Know 

In standards-driven classrooms, the amount of content students are expected to know is often overwhelming. Proficiency scales can support teachers in organizing and delivering instruction, assessment, and feedback so that students clearly understand what they need to know and be able to do. In this session, Jan K. Hoegh outlines how K–12 teachers can effectively create and utilize proficiency scales during instruction to improve teaching and learning. Register here

From 8 a.m.-6 p.m., September 30-October 1, virtually: Innovations In Learning Conference

The Innovations in Learning Conference is an opportunity for educators from kindergarten through higher education to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments. Register here