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Professional Development

Teacher Education Professional Development Workshops

Beginning in the spring semester of 2010, the Department of Teacher Education requires TE that students participate in Teacher Education Professional Development Workshops. Professional Development Workshops are provided to offer students experience and education beyond what is offered in their required course work. They may provide additional certification (i.e., Wet and Wild Instructor or Visual Phonics), inspiring guest speakers, or information regarding current trends in education. The workshops enable us to both fill gaps in curriculum as well as highlight areas of interest to our students.

Students must have documented attendance at a minimum of five (5) workshops before they student teach. The annual IEP Writing Workshop is required, and must be completed once for all students.

A variety of workshops will be offered each semester. Opportunities will be posted on the TE website under the Professional Development tab.  Plan your work schedules ahead so you are able to participate in these workshops.

Check this site often as there might be additional opportunities that come available.

October 9, 2012 (Tuesday) 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cooperating Teacher/Student Teacher Workshop Hosted by Emmaus College, Guest Speaker Jim Ott, Bridges Out of Poverty Training Session. This session is open to UD Education students and acceptable for Professional Workshop Credit. Registration Required with Susie Scott in Smith 307, ext. 3232.

October 26-27, Conference on Saturday, October 27, 8:30-4pm Professional Development Opportunity Better Together Dubuque - Better Together Dubuque is hosting a weekend of events to strengthen our LGBT+ community to promote cultural vibrancy. This groundbreaking conference---the first in Dubuque’s history---will focus on a variety of topics in an effort to engage the community by sharing our stories, fostering dialog, increasing understanding, and building community. More Information Click Here.
Location: Grand River Center, Cost: $10.  Free for high school and college students.
Please note that the CEU certificate is an additional $10.
To register, please visit:

October 20th  (Saturday) 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Teaching on the Move, (T.O.M) Workshop, Professional Development Workshop, $30 for students, Drexler Middle School, Epworth, IA  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Katie Boyer at  Registration forms are available from Professor Boyer, located in Smith Hall 306.

November 1, 2012, 6:30 P.M.  Professional Development Topic: Islam for Educators Speakers: Prof. Irfan Ul-Haq, Prof. Fahmida, and Prof. Abulkhair Masoom. Faculty members in Engineering, Mathematics and Science at UW-Platteville, WI. Irfan, Fahmida, and Abulkhair will be sharing information about the topic of Islam and how we can increase awareness on this topic for you as educators. They will give strategies to help educators be more accommodating of Muslim students in their classroom, and help increase understanding some of the Islamic norms from a female point of view.  Location: G105

March 9, 2013 (Saturday) IEP Workshop (Required attendance at least once before Student Teaching). More details will be posted at a later date.

January 31, 2013 Bullying Workshop, Movie and Panel Discussion Details TBA.

Late Spring 2013 (Thursday/Friday) The Visual Phonics Workshop
Dave Krupke will be here to run the workshop from 8:30-5:00 on Thursday, and 8:30-12:30 on Friday. Those 12 hours of training are required to receive a Certificate. Students shouldn't include Visual Phonics on their resumes unless they have received the training Certificate. This workshop is appropriate for Elementary Majors.  Location TBA (probably G209) REGISTRATION REQUIRED contact Dr. Abele at