Wisconsin's Personnel Development System Hubs

Wisconsin Personnel Development Model (WPDM)

Early Childhood Hub: Supports teachers, related services providers and program administrators in programs serving children between birth and 6. This includes early intervention, early childhood special education, childcare, Head Start, and other settings.

Wisconsin Personnel Development Model/ PD Hub: Supports teachers, related services, administrators in LEAs with a primary focus on K–12. This Hub supports regular and special educators as they utilize the WPDM as a data based decision-making process to implement and sustain research-based instructional and organizational strategies in the content focused areas.

Transition to Post Secondary Hub: Supports teachers, related services, LEA administrators, community business partners, and post-secondary educational and technical colleges. This Hub primarily supports special educators and parents as they are working with youth to plan for successful transitions to post-school activities.

Parent Leadership Hub: Supports parents/family members, educators and other community partners in building capacity related to meaningful family involvement. The Wisconsin Parent Centers partner with the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative to operate this hub. This hub serves three primary purposes: (1) to support parents of children with disabilities between birth and 26 years of age to participate as partners in the professional development activities of the other Hubs as they design, deliver and support professional development experiences; (2) to facilitate opportunities for parents/family members to build leadership skills; and (3) to provide Content Focused technical assistance concerning family involvement. The Parent Leadership Hub’s participation in this project will ultimately result in parents working in collaboration with educators to support positive learning and behavioral outcomes for children.

Institute of Higher Education (IHE) Hub: Supports the knowledge, skills, and disposition of students in educator pre-service training institutions as they prepare to work within Wisconsin school districts in supporting the success for all students. This Hub is charged with providing IHE general and special education faculty with a forum to learn about and exchange ideas that focus on ways to improve the quality of educators to meet the needs of the broad range of students who make up the school population of today. The members of this Hub include representation from associate degree programs, 2- year and 4- year institutes of higher education, district and community leadership and consultants from various divisions and teams within the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

For questions about this information, contact Debra Ahrens (608) 266-7987