Conferences & Workshops
Education Outreach and Partnerships develops professional learning opportunities designed to enhance educators' knowledge and abilities. Through Conferences & Workshops, participants learn and engage with other educators in order to sharpen and improve pedagogical methods.
April 3-5, 2013 St. Louis, MO
Participants will discuss the language demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS). In school teams, participants will work in integrating content (CCSS and NGSS) and language (WIDA ELD) standards to develop a custom design for the instruction and assessment of ELLs. Teams will create materials for implementation of the three sets of standards back in their school sites. See the webpage for more information about the Spring Academy Conference.
Games, Learning, Society Conference
June 12-14, 2013 Madison, WI
The GLS Conference is the premier event in the field of videogames and learning. Now in its seventh year, this grass roots “indie” event is evolving to include innovative content formats and new programming. And after waiting lists for registration in past years, we’re now finally expanding our registration to reach an even larger and more diverse audience. The GLS conference is one of the few destinations where the people who create high-quality digital learning media can gather for a serious think about what is happening in the field and how the field can serve the public interest. Visit the webpage for more information.
Advanced Placement Summer Institute 2013
June 24-28, 2013 Madison, WI
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, in cooperation with The College Board, is pleased to offer its annual AP Summer Institute. The Summer Institute brings together UW-Madison faculty and experienced AP educators to offer high school teachers advanced training in curriculum content and teaching methods of AP courses in order to help high school students excel academically and succeed in college. See the webpage for more information about the Advanced Placement Summer Institute.
Summer, 2013 Madison, WI
The STARTALK K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute offers a standards-based instructional program for new and experienced teachers of Chinese language at the K-12 level, with three UW-Madison credits for completed work through C&I 675 in the World Language Education Program. The program features quality Chinese language instruction through daily lessons, emphasizing differentiated teaching. See the webpage for more information about the Chinese Language Teachers Summer Institute.
June 25-27, 2013 Madison, WI
The Data Digging Academy is designed for multidisciplinary district or school teams who want to focus on data analysis and decision-making at a district- or school-wide level. Teams should consist of 3-6 educators and include language specialists, content specialists, data specialists, and administrators.
Teams will engage in a structured data analysis process to examine data related to the performance of their ELLs. They will explore a variety of data sources including demographics and ACCESS for ELLs growth. They will identify trends and patterns in their data and use these findings to designate areas where more knowledge and data are needed. Participants will leave the academy with a plan for promoting data literacy and sustaining the data analysis process in their districts or schools. July 16-19, 2013 Madison, WI
CLIMBS (Content and Language Integration as a Means of Bridging Success), is a program designed to raise awareness of the needs of English language learners and foster collaboration among ESL/bilingual and general education/subject-area teachers with the aim of supporting the academic success of ELLs in school and beyond. See the webpage for more information about the CLIMBS Conference.
American Democracy Educators' Forum
August 5 & 6, 2013 Madison, WI
The American Democracy Educators’ Forum is a program of the American Democracy Forum. Housed in the Department of Political Science, the American Democracy Forum promotes the study of American political thought, the principles of the American founding, and the place of those principles in the practice of contemporary American democracy. See the webpage for more information about ADEF.
International Baccalaureate Seminar
October 17, 2013 Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Association of IB World Schools (WAIBS) is offering the IB Orientation Seminar, the newest level of training of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The seminar is designed for schools or districts that are exploring whether the selected IB programme is a good match for their students. The Orientation Seminar also provides an excellent overview of IB for new staff in existing programs. See the webpage for more information about the IB Seminar.
WIDA Conference CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
October 17-19, 2013 Milwaukee, WI
The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) group at UW-Madison will be offering its first national conference in Milwaukee. The conference “Language Learner Success Building on Strengths,” will provide PreK through grade 12 educators of language learners opportunities for professional development, idea sharing, relationship building, and strategic collaboration. WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators. Since 2002, WIDA has collaborated with educators, state and local agencies, policy-makers, and experts worldwide to provide the best language development solutions for students and educators. See the webpage for more information about the WIDA Conference. Click here to register.
July 29-August 2, 2013 & August 5-7, 2013 Milwaukee, WI
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to offer the National Leadership for Social Justice Institute and Academy. Joined in community with other educators committed to equity and excellence, at each event attendees will engage in rich dialogue facilitated by Dr. Colleen Capper, Dr. Decoteau Irby, Dr. Elizabeth Drame, Dr. Elise Frattura, Dr. Reva Friedman, Dr. Paula Kluth, Dr. Kurt Schneider and Dr. David Wittee and share resources and practices.
Held in 2010, the Dynamic Social Studies for the 21st Century Conference offered participants the opportunity to learn best practice examples of powerful middle and high school social studies teaching and learning. Participants learned about and engaged with technology such as interactive whiteboards, educational videogames, blogs, wikis, GPS systems, handheld polling devices, interactive websites, virtual field trips, and documentary and feature films.
This four-day institute is designed for secondary level teachers and features an immersion in the issues, individuals, and primary source materials from the Founding Period of American History. Covering the Imperial Crisis beginning in the 1760s through the ratification of the Constitution in the late 1780s, participants will hear from scholars, be involved in discussion groups, and have sessions with pedagogical experts.
The Abrahamic Religions Summer Institute, sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions and the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, includes top-notch speakers on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; model lessons for teaching controversial religious content in public schools; resources and guidelines to aid in designing age-appropriate, subject-specific lessons; and tours and explanations of different houses of worship around Madison, WI.
Join professors and fellow teachers to learn and discuss strategies for teaching about the presidential election. The program will include lunch, several sessions about curriculum for teaching about the election (led by veteran teachers and professors), and opportunities to share your teaching ideas.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, in cooperation with The College Board, is pleased to offer its annual AP Summer Institute. The Summer Institute brings together UW-Madison faculty and experienced AP educators to offer high school teachers advanced training in curriculum content and teaching methods of AP courses in order to help high school students excel academically and succeed in college.
This one day orientation seminar is intended for teachers, administrators, district staff, and/or parents who are exploring the International Baccalaureate programs for their schools.
The 27th Annual Careers Conference, organized by the Center on Education and Work, will provide quality professional development for those who work with students and adults of all ages on career and education issues. The two-and-a-half day gathering, held January 28-30 2013 in Madison, WI, is unique among conferences in the field of career development and careers education in that it is designed specifically for practitioners. See the webpage for more information on the Careers Conference.
February 28 & March 1, 2013 Madison, WI
MOVE helps children and adults with severe disabilities acquire more abilities (and independence) to sit, stand, walk and transition. This is achieved through instruction and adaptive equipment. With these increased abilities, there is better health, less burden for care providers to move or lift people, more dignity, new opportunities for fuller participation and inclusion in family life, school and community. See the webpage for more information about the MOVE Conference.