Professional Development

Why Professional Development?

The Aspiring Educators / WEAC Region 9 is devoted to professional development. By providing resources and opportunities for professional development, Aspiring Educators hopes to encourage the new generation of teachers to continue to learn how to be the best educators that they can be. In a state where educators are often not seen as professionals, evident by previously proposed legislation that lowers teacher certification standards, it is therefore important that educators take charge of their professional development. Through Aspiring Educators, aspiring educators can access resources to ensure that every child in our schools has the chance to succeed.


Statewide Professional Development Institute 

The Professional Development Institute is an opportunity for pre-professional and current educators to attend sessions aimed at professional development pertaining to current issues in education.

This year’s conference will be held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The sessions offered target a range of issues facing educators today, and also aim to help future educators apply and prepare for their first jobs.

—November 1st-3rd, 2019—

Statewide Social Justice Conference

These conferences focus on issues that are faced in classrooms and with youth. At the conference, members will be able to attend breakout sessions on the topic for the year and listen to guest speakers that will present on the issue at hand.

The 2020 conference is on Inclusive Classrooms for Students of all Races and Identities.


Past Professional Development Events

  • Social Justice Symposium, March 8-9, 2019
  • Professional Issues Conference, Oct. 26-28, 2018
  • Innovate and Educate, Feb. 13, 201612651051_926384064082924_2097274003830887074_n
  • Summer Leadership Academy, Aug. 2-5, 2015
  • Stevens Point Drive-In, April 11, 2015
  • Milwaukee Drive-In, March 28, 2015
  • Professional Issues Conference, Jan. 23-25, 2015

                                      2018-19 State Board with Governor Tony Evers