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Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy

STAR Partner Login


Contact and lead agency

Peggy Meyers

4622 University Avenue
PO Box 7874
Madison, WI 53707-7874

Phone: 608-267-9684
Fax: 608-266-1690

Professional development system

The Wisconsin Technical College System Office (WTCS) coordinates statewide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff in technical college districts, community based organizations, literacy councils, and occasionally, the Department of Corrections. Funding to support many professional development events comes from AEFL State Leadership funds. The STAR project has been partially funded the past four years through AEFL.

STAR implementation

The STAR program will be entering its fifth year. In the first four years, 151 staff completed STAR training, representing 14 of the 16 technical college districts and two literacy councils. The two Wisconsin STAR trained instructors have been invited to be national mentors. The next STAR training will focus heavily on staff from literacy councils across the state. WTCS is working collaboratively with Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. to reach out to as many councils as possible. The next institute dates are September 20 and 21, 2012; November 1 and 2, 2012; and February 7 and 8, 2013. The training will be held in Madison, Wisconsin with thirty-five people in participation.

In November 2010, Wisconsin formed a STAR Leadership Team. The team includes state administration, district administrators, teachers, STAR trainers, and Wisconsin Literacy Representative. The team connects monthly by conference call or face-to-face meeting. A website is currently being developed as well as a state plan. One college collected data over the past semester, which will be shared with statewide administration.