Professional Learning with WCTE

Even though the 2020 annual convention was cancelled due to COVID-19, WCTE is still committed to providing high-quality professional learning opportunities to ELA educators in Wisconsin. We hope you’ll join us for our Online Professional Learning series, which will provide several different opportunities at no cost to WCTE members.

Need to become a member, renew your membership, or check you status? Visit our membership page.

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar with Chad Everett.

Registration is now open. See below for more information.

Anti-racist and Anti-bias Teaching in the ELA Classroom with Chad Everett

Join WCTE to learn from Chad Everett in our latest online professional learning opportunity on anti-racist and anti-bias teaching in the English Language Arts classroom. 

This 60-minute webinar, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, is FREE for all WCTE members. Learn more about Chad Everett at his blog ImagineLit.com and follow him on Twitter @chadceverett.

Registration is now open. REGISTER TODAY!
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Passionate Readers Book Club & Webinar with Pernille Ripp

Throughout the month of January, WCTE is sponsoring a book read of Passionate Readers by Pernille Ripp which will culminate in a conversation with the author via Zoom on February 7th. Registered participants will be invited to join a private Facebook group to discuss the book ahead of the webinar.

This event is FREE for all WCTE members. The Pooley Foundation has provided a limited number of free books which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to event registrants.

January – February
How Do We Learn Best – Embedding Authentic Choice and Voice
“How do I learn best?” is the question, Pernille Ripp and her students, explore all year throughout their work, personal monitoring and growth. In this session, based on the book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, 7th-grade teacher Pernille Ripp will help both novice and seasoned educators create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement by honoring the individual child… LEARN MORE
AUGUST 29, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Introduction to Wisconsin’s New ELA StandardsGet introduced to the new Wisconsin ELA standards and explore how to prepare yourself and your curriculum for implementation and allignment. We will begin by familiarizing you with the standards’ format and highlighting the important shifts in the new standards before discussing what the changes will mean for your students and your teaching. Zoom presentations and a private Facebook group for you to discuss and ask questions will have you prepared to tackle the updated standards in the next school year. Spring/Summer