Professional learning opportunities from UW-Madison

UW-Madison has several upcoming professional learning opportunities relevant to international educators.

photo of two children and one teacher at ta table with a keyboard, one child wearing headphones, with the words Instructional coaching, register now, foundations of student-centered coaching, July 11-August 14, 2021 Student-Centered Instructional Coaching  

Are you an instructional leader interested in learning more about the seven core practices of Student-Centered Coaching? Join Diane Sweeney and educators from around the world for Foundations of Student-Centered Coaching, July 11 through August 14. This is the first of four courses in the Student-Centered Instructional Coaching Certificate Program offered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). Participants will engage in professional learning communities (PLCs) to discuss, analyze, and reflect on these practices while planning and developing materials for leading coaching efforts in their own professional contexts. The cost is $1,400 for three graduate-level Special Student credits or $900 for non-credit.

Register for this fully online course before May 14 and save $200 with the discount code: WIDA.

Instructional Coaching in the Content Areas

Are you interested in learning more about content-area coaching? Interested in building your students’ literacy and math identities? Join international participants for the fully online, asynchronous course, Instructional Coaching in the Content Areas, from March 28 through May 1. Early bird pricing ends March 12. The cost is $1,400 for three graduate-level Special Student credits or $900 for non-credit. Register now to save $200 with the discount code: WIDA.  

a woman’s profile and the text Women's leadership incubatorWomen’s Leadership Incubator

Women constitute the majority of K-16 educators, but they are drastically underrepresented in positions of leadership. The Women’s Leadership Incubator is doing something about it. 

Anchored by a commitment to transformative feminist leadership, the Women’s Leadership Incubator focuses on the four pillars of psychology, management, self-reflection, and building networks, to offer growth and support to the next, most diverse generation of K-16 school leaders. The Women’s Leadership Incubator is produced by the office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE) at the UW–Madison School of Education. Discounted pricing and payment plans are available until April 1, 2021. Register Now!

CALL for Personalized Learning survey

The many recent changes to schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have required significant redesign of instruction. The CALL for Personalized Learning survey (CALL PL) is an opportunity to make learning more student centered and equitable. The survey has been developed to evaluate eight key practices of personalized learning. The survey asks educators and school leaders questions that evaluate the level of student choice and personalization at their school. Upon completion, the survey provides immediate individualized formative feedback for teachers and a school report for leaders. The survey is currently being offered for free to WIDA member schools as an opportunity to participate in customizable professional learning. For more information, visit the CALL for PL website or contact the CALL Team for more information and a one-to-one demo of the CALL PL system.