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Partnership Newsletters Archive

January 2017: Partnership begins revisions of Trifold Disciplinary Charts, The WY English as a second language and dual language immersion conference set to be April 22-23, 2017, Jackson, Partnership tackles challenges of transitioning from secondary to postsecondary education in spring meetings, Partnership facilitators provide support essential for residency students, and more!

September 2016 : Partnership welcomes three new school district members; Watts selected to direct the UW Trustees' Education Initiative; 9th annual UW Fall Education Literacy Conference, September 23-24, Laramie; Parterning for Student Success and Transition meeting, October 7, Casper; Members of League of Democratic Schools to present at NNER Conference, 27-29, 2016, Arlington, TX; UW's Biodiversity Institute organizes inaugural WY Citizen Science Conference, December 1-2, Lander; Partnership governing board members share updates; WDE Reports key 2015 accomplishments, stats, and data, Goodlad's Romances with Schools republished, and more!

May 2016: Fremont #6 receives 2016 Magna Award from National School Board Association, League of Democratic Schools organizes, Stoicovy named part-time director, governing board approves change in school district dues structure, summer reading recommendations from around the Partnership, and more!

January 2016: Lost in Transition Initiative FAQ and winter-spring schedule, Wyoming Sate Board and Department of Education Convene Collaborative Council, Partnership to become new League of Democratic Schools Home, World Languages Day 2016, UW Science Initiative All Sciences K16 Summit, Just in Time: Excellence in ESL Teaching, UW creates new course for professional development for Computational Science, 20th Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, UW LRCC to roll out new early-literacy texting program, UW Art Museum outreach programs, 2015 Partnership Impact map, and more!

September 2015: Wyoming welcomes new dean, Two Our Wyoming Kids mini grants awarded, 2015 NNER Annual Conference Wyoming presenters, UW Literacy Conference focuses on multimodal literacy, Duggan hired on as new Partnership office associate, Wyoming P-16 Council dissolves; allocates over $27k to the Partnership, Partnership creates ad hoc committee to examine membership, eVolution conference, The Partnership co-hosts the National Network for Educational Renewal Summer Symposium, Dissertation study reveals professional development needs of Wyoming leaders, UW pilots successful Summer Bridge program for incoming freshmen, Sketching provides learning insights, and more!

March 2015: UW College of Education dean's search update; Life Sciences Lost in Transition Summit considers effectiveness of active learning; UW Summer High School Institute celebrates 30th anniversary; Partnership will support five Wyoming Participants at NNER Summer Leadership Symposium in Laramie, June 26-29; 19th annual Shepard Symposium; WYSTEM website promotes UW STEM programs; UW World Languages Day; Wyoming Humanities Council hosts summer institute on human rights; Sheridan College encourages community science involvement; and more!

December 2014
: The passing of educational visionary, John Goodlad; NNER Summer Leadership Symposium convenes in Laramie, June 25-29, 2015; Lost in Transition and Wyoming Project Citizen meetings for spring; We are Wyoming: A study of Wyoming history, landscape, people, art, and ways of life; the Partnership thrives after nearly 30 years; Partnership Impact Map for 2014-2015; Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board joins the Partnership; Lost in Transition: Writing and Literature colloquium renewing experience; Q. and A. with Margaret Murray, Riverton High School English teacher; and more!

September 2014: NNER Summer Leadership Symposium teaches democracy in education; Student Senate at Eastern Wyoming College rewards civility; UW summer camps encourage teachers and students in STEM exploration; 6th Annual College of Education Literacy Education Conference; Lost in Transition writing and literature colloquium; e-Volution technology conference; Pinedale faculty pursue education history project with 2014 Teaching Writing in Wyoming mini-grant funds; UW College of Education celebrates 100 years; NNER annual conference in Cincinnati, Ohio; and more!

May 2014: A first-year teacher, Victoria Christensen, reflects on the benefits of Lost in Transition; Explore the universe this summer at UW; the Partnership supports four participants for the upcoming NNER summer symposium; summer reading recommendations; Lost in Transition meeting summaries for mathematics and writing; Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative state impact map; and more!

March 2014: Bently Spang, UW Eminent Artist in Residence, Tekcno Powwow featured in Shepard Symposium, Life Sciences Summit deliberates role of quantitative reasoning, Mathematics and Teaching Writing in Wyoming Lost in Transition events for the spring, 18th annual Shepard Symposium, State History Day, UW World Language Day, Wyoming Humanities Council news: Civility Reader and Summer Classics Institute, House Bill 5 passes, SMTC presents People's Choice Awards, and more!

December 2013: Literature Summit participants tackle the challenge of close reading, Mick Weist of Sheridan named 2014 WY Teacher of the Year, Two more school districts join the Partnership, 2014 Lost in Transition events planned, Wyoming History Day, Wyoming presenters at NNER conference - ESL and Funds of Knowledge, SMTC Arts of Place Exhibit, Three Wyoming schools Blue Ribbon award winners, and more!

September 2013: Lost in Transition expands with a literature summit, Diana Clapp begins her tenure as Partnership chair, Converse #1 decides against drug testing policy, an interview with Coe Library's Kaijsa Calkins, NNER updates about the summer symposium, the annual national conference in October, and the League of Democratic Schools, several upcoming educational conferences in Laramie, and more!

May 2013: Collaboration between Gillette and UW statistics, UW Synergy expands, NNER Summer Symposium, Ask an expert: American Heritage Center's Rachael Dreyer, summer reading recommendations from around the Partnership, thank you and recognition of retirees, and more!

March 2013: Lost in Transition events for spring 2013, evaluations of 7th Annual Life Sciences Lost in Transition Summit, 17th Annual Shepard Symposium, Niobrara Oil Play oral history project, NNER Summer Symposium, and more!

December 2012: 2012 NNER highlights edition, Brooklyn Academy teacher peer review process, Jenna Shim and her students discuss diversity, Terry Burant on surviving in education, conference reactions from kinesiology, music, art, and math, Lost in Transition Spring 2013 events, and more!

September 2012: Highlights 7 new school districts join the Partnership, peer leaders in synergy classes, the 2012 NNER Conference in Denver, Mauro Diaz's experience at the NNER summer symposium, the UW literacy education conference, and more!

May 2012 : Highlights the 2012 NNER Conference and Call for Proposals, Feature Book Picks from Around the Partnership for summer reading, Lost in Transition Initiative, Community Engagement Initiative, student teaching in Gillette, recent research by Stephanie Lewis on helping students cope with the aftermath of experiential education, and more.

March 2012 : Highlights 2012 NNER events and Partnership scholarships, the League of Democratic Schools meeting, and an update about the school-community engagement initiative

September 2011: Highlights the 2012 NNER Conference, Community Engagement Initiative, Paige Fenton Hughes assumes Governing Board leadership, and Ann Foster to retire from NNER

May 2011: Highlights the 2011 NNER Conference and Call for Proposals, Feature Book Picks from Around the Partnership for summer reading, Lost in Transition Initiative, various articles, and more.

December 2010: Highlights the World Languages work group as a model for democratic practice, the spring 2011 Lost in Transition meeting schedule, a map of Partnership members, various articles on statewide events and research projects, thoughts from UW College of Arts and Sciences' Dean Ollie Walter, and more.

September 2010: Highlights the November 2010 In Praise of Education conference, World Languages work group's developments, various education programs and events in Wyoming, reflections from Partnership Director Audrey Kleinsasser, and more.

April 2010: Highlights the need and work of the Partnership's "Lost in Transitions" initiative, the League of Democratic School and Wyoming P-16 Education Council's work, thoughts from UW College of Education's Dean Kay Persichitte, and more.

December 2009: Highlights the January 2010 In Praise of Education conference, spotlights teacher facilitator Terri Stephan, student engagement research, and more.

May 2009: Highlights the Partnership's Qwest Foundation grant for its "Lost in Transitions" initiative, Wyoming educators' involvement in the national NNER conference, spotlights Sheridan High School teacher Carol Stewart, Fremont County's student teacher support, and more.

January 2009: Highlights Partnership's NNER scholarships, Sweetwater County teacher facilitators Kathleen Bruce and Diana Wiig, high school to higher education meetings around mathematics, life sciences, and reading/writing, State Scholars Initiative, and more.

September 2008: Highlights the Partnership's P-16 Strand Fall Forum, Natrona County teacher facilitator Marcia Patton, Trish Cook chairs the Partnership's governing board, Carbon County School District #2 and Fremont County School District #1 join the Partnership, Francisco Rios directs the UW Social Justice Research Center, and more.

May 2008: Highlights gaps in student transitions from high school to higher education, educators assess writing expectations across levels, upping teaching standards, articulation meetings expand for math and languages, P-16 Education Council's latest work, benefits of Partnership membership, and more.

January 2008: Highlights mathematics articulation meeting, Park County School District #1 joins the Partnership, life sciences high school to higher education summit, League of Democratic Schools member Woods Learning Center, writing colloquium focusing on high school to higher ed transitions, Shepard and NNER symposiums, and more.

September 2007: Highlights regional life sciences transitions meetings, Cathy Small visits UW, Partnership's "Big Read" initiative, Sweetwater County School District #2 rejoins the Partnership, NNER annual conference, launching of the Wyoming P-16 Education Council, Partnership director Audrey Kleinsasser named AED scholar, Day on the Hill event, and more.

May 2007: Highlights the Wyoming League of Democratic Schools, partner schools invited to a summer retreat, fall NNER conference, "What Education Means for Democracy" article, 2007 Leadership Institute, State Scholars Initiative, and more.

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