Wyoming does not have an explicit focus on high-quality instructional materials. However, it does provide resources through Open Range Wyoming, the state’s OER Commons hub, which prioritizes “creating and sharing high-quality units, lessons, and resources that have been aligned to current Wyoming State Content Standards”, some of which are rated green by EdReports.
Adoption Guidance & Tools
Wyoming does not currently offer guidance for its districts on adopting high-quality instructional materials.
Wyoming does not yet offer robust high-quality professional development opportunities for its educators in all subjects, but it does provide high-quality literacy professional development such as LETRS. Additionally, it plans to create a “curriculum training clearinghouse” in accordance with its ESSER Plan.
Wyoming’s ESSER Plan allocates $2M for a “curriculum training clearinghouse” project aimed at professional learning. The state’s plan also mentions the creation of Embracing Literacy, “a PD opportunity dedicated to increasing educator’s understanding of the science of reading and translating that knowledge into classroom practice”.