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  • Cross Cultural Competence Courageous Conversations

    Nov 28, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Puyallup
    Cross-cultural competence is a set of beliefs and behaviors in which one acknowledges and accepts one’s cultural identity as well as the cultural identity of those at work and in the community. It is an ongoing process of valuing differences through beliefs, actions and their outcomes. Starting with a "no
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  • Professional Growth Plan 2

    Nov 29, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    In this session, participants participate in small-group sessions focused on individualized feedback on PGP drafts. Participants have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions around PGPs and then have work time to make edits. Audience: All Certificated Educators who have completed PGP #1
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  • Getting Started on Your Financial Journey 11/30/2022

    Nov 30, 2022 4:30pm Online
    Getting Started on Your Financial Journey, RIGHT! Many folks are just getting started on their financial journey, or at least just now getting started on the right path. This session will cover the basics like why it’s important to start early, basic investment strategies, understanding the terminology and
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  • National Board Certification- Standards and Process Session 2

    Nov 30, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This second session on National Board Certification focuses on a deeper exploration of the NBPTS certificate area standards and the four required components. The session also shares basics about candidate support options
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  • National Board Certification- Support and Next Steps Session 3

    Dec 5, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This third session in the WEA National Board Certification information series helps educators decide possible next steps and timelines with the certification process. Educators explore various support options available, and finalize a personal check-list to guide their National Board journey
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  • Mount Vernon BEST Developing Student Growth Goals with the New Rubrics

    Dec 5, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Online
    For Mount Vernon BEST teachers. Learn about the changes to TPEP Student Growth Goals. Examine the shifts, including an increased focus on educator reflection, and using students' assets in developing goals. Learn more about the role that student growth plays in a TPEP evaluation. You will have the opportunity to
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  • TPEP Student Growth Goals Cohort Series. Part 2 of 3.

    Dec 6, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Part 2 of a 3 part series. Please register for all three parts. Work with a group of educators over several sessions to plan for, implement, monitor, and reflect on a student growth goal-setting process in your own context. Learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state
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  • WEA - ESP Deeper Dive Session 3 – Pronouns Have Purpose (2hrs) 12/7/2022

    Dec 7, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    COURSE DESCRIPTION Pronouns are used in everyday speech and writing. Positive experiences of social gender affirmation are critical to the health and well-being of transgender gender diverse people. Social interactions where a person is addressed by their correct name and pronouns, consistent with their gender identity, are widely recognized
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  • Developing TPEP Student Growth Goals

    Dec 8, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Come learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state. Examine the shifts, including an increased focus on educator reflection, and the role of educator knowledge of students' assets in developing student growth goals. Learn more about the role that student growth plays in a TPEP evaluation. You
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  • Professional Growth Plan 3

    Dec 13, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    In this final session, participants bring a completed PGP for final review. The process facilitates possible sign-off of completed PGPs using a rubric. Participants also explore the OSPI eCert platform for logging in their PGP/clock hours; they also review the steps for using PGPs for salary advancement
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  • WEA - ESP DEEPER DIVE Session 4 – Your Body Talks Louder Than You Do (2hrs)12/14/2022

    Dec 14, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    As educators, we spend so much time verbally instructing and directing children. So, it is frustrating when they choose to ignore or not do what we’ve instructed them to do. We need to consider the non-verbal ways we communicate with our students, because that’s one of the missing pieces to
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  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Communities

    Jan 5, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Puyallup
    This training helps educators become more culturally responsive and improve their classroom engagement with students from diverse backgrounds, social groups and cultures through meaningful, caring adult relationships
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  • WEA - Educator Well-Being (2hr) 1/7/2023

    Jan 7, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    This course helps educators understand compassion fatigue and working to support students in a challenging time. This course will help educators recognize symptoms commonly associated with compassion fatigue and its impacts. This course will help educators to promote the calm, relaxed, but enlivened classroom environment that children need to learn
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  • CANCELLED - WEA - FCS02 - Educational and Instructional Support (4hr) 1/7/2023

    Jan 7, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will learn classroom and building based instructional strategies and supports to assist classroom teachers in various learning environments and with diverse learning styles. Objectives: Identify basic instructional support methods to assist classroom teachers (small group work, one–to-one, computer aided learning programs) Introduce diverse learning styles and
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  • WEA - Tier 1 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part A (4hr) 1/7 2023

    Jan 7, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    This class is for ALL ESPs that work with students. The course is focused on how to work with students who are demonstrating unsuccessful behaviors. Participants will learn why student expectations for behavior should be high and how to redefine discipline as a growth and teaching opportunity rather than punishment
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  • WEA - FCS01 - Intro to Cultural Identity and Diversity (4hr) 1/7/2023

    Jan 7, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the diverse backgrounds of their students. Objectives: Describe ways to identify and respond to racism, discrimination and stereotypes in the classroom List strategies for supporting cultural responsiveness and anti-biased instruction
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  • Professional Growth Plan 1 (3hr) 1/10/2023

    Jan 10, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Audience: All Certificated Educators Certificated educators can complete one PGP per year for 25 clock hours for certificate renewal and salary movement. Session covers PGP basics, alignment with TPEP, meeting STEM requirement using PGPs and time to draft your PGP
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  • VEA 22-23 NBCT Component Two

    Jan 10, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Online
    This course is intended for Vancouver EA members. Additional participants from WEA may be considered on a space-available basis
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  • Teacher Certification 101 (2hr) 1/12/2023

    Jan 12, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Focuses on latest teacher certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, STEM renewal requirement, PGP basics, National Board basics, OSPI eCert platform. Audience: Teachers and CTE Teachers
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  • WEA - FCS06 - Equity (4hr) 1/14/2023

    Jan 14, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an awareness of the legalities, polices, procedure and practices surrounding discrimination and how to respond to such violations. This course is designed to help foster a learning environment that is unbiased, safe and promotes the academic success of all students. Objectives: • Identify the basic
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  • WEA - Tier 2 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part B 1/14/2023

    Jan 14, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will learn how to change interactions with students positively through courageous conversations so that students feel included, valued and respected. Objectives Understand the guiding principles for developing a Tier 2 culturally responsive behavior approach Increase awareness of opportunities we have as educators to ensure our interactions
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  • CANCELLED - WEA - FCS11/12 - Communication Basics/Challenges (4hr) 1/14/2023

    Jan 14, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an understanding of essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment. This course is designed to help enhance collaboration and communication between paraeducators and other applicable stakeholders that will enhance student success and achievement. Part A-Communication Basics
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  • CANCELLED - WEA - Lunchroom Playground and Crossing Guards - Strategies for Success (3hr) 1/14/2023

    Jan 14, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Online
    Unstructured time (on the playground, in the lunchroom, and walking to/from school) is a time when students demonstrate autonomy and behaviors that are quite different from the structured classroom. You may see issues that don't occur once your student(s) step back into the traditional school setting. What are some strategies
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  • TPEP Student Growth Goals Cohort Series Part 3 of 3

    Jan 17, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Part 3 of a 3 part series. Please register for all three. Work with a group of educators over several sessions to plan for, implement, monitor, and reflect upon a student growth goal-setting process in your own context. Learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state. Examine
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  • Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification 101 (2hr) 1/18/2023

    Jan 18, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Focuses on latest ESA certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, OSPI eCert platform, PGP basics and ESA professional growth needs. Audience: Educational Staff Associates: School Behavior Analysts, School Counselor, School Nurse, School Occupational Therapist, School Orientation and Mobility Specialist, School Physical Therapist, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, School
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  • WEA 2023 HCR Leadership Conference – Deconstructing Equity Leadership 1/20/2023

    Jan 20, 2023 4:00pm Federal Way
    As public education continues to transform, so has the role of educators. The National Education Association (NEA) and Washington Education Association (WEA) recognize that education leaders are making some of the toughest decisions in the history of our Associations and public education. This virtual engagement is designed for WEA leaders
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  • Navigating Student Loan Forgiveness Journey 1/23/2023

    Jan 23, 2023 4:30pm Online
    Come learn the latest news on all of the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programs, lawsuits, repayment options, due dates and much more. If you need a quick update on where things stand and steps you may still be able to take to make certain you are doing all you
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  • National Board Certification - Overview Session 1 (2hr) 1/24/2023

    Jan 24, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This introductory session on National Board Certification provides an overview of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), basics of the certification process, and why educators consider board certification
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  • Professional Growth Plan 2 (2hr) 1/26/2023

    Jan 26, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Audience: All Certificated Educators who have completed PGP #1 In this session, participants participate in small-group sessions focused on individualized feedback on PGP drafts. Participants have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions around PGPs and then have work time to make edits
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  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Module 2

    Jan 26, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Puyallup
    This virtual training helps educators develop culturally responsive classroom management practices to ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe, and equitable classroom. Participants learn strategies to appreciate and appropriately integrate their students’ culture and family backgrounds into the classroom culture
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  • WEA - ELL Culture Language and Equity for Paraprofessionals (4hr) 1/28/2023

    Jan 28, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    To close the opportunity gap and help all students succeed, schools need a new vision of the English language learner students that recognizes their strength-based assets both culturally and linguistically. The Culture, Equity & Language Training Module for Closing the Achievement Gaps uses research-based, classroom-focused instructional and advocacy strategies to
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  • National Board Certification- Standards and Process Session 2 (2hr) 1/31/2023

    Jan 31, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This second session on National Board Certification focuses on a deeper exploration of the NBPTS certificate area standards and the four required components. The session also shares basics about candidate support options
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  • NEA Member Benefits and Financial Wellness

    Feb 1, 2023 5:00pm Online
    This session will cover tools to help get control of your financial life even during an economic downturn and show how your union is here to help. We will also cover how NEA Member Benefits provides access to over 75 programs and services to help stretch your paycheck and provide
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  • 2023 Rainier Educators of Color Network (RECN) Equity Conference - 4th Annual

    Feb 3, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Online
    4th Annual Rainier Educators of Color Equity Leadership Conference. The focus is Lean In. Whether it is lean into courageous conversation, lean into shutting town toxic conversation or how do I lean in to create change and out outcomes for my union, students, families and communities. Our goal through our
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  • National Board Certification- Support and Next Steps Session 3 (2hr) 2/7/2023

    Feb 7, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This third session in the WEA National Board Certification information series helps educators decide possible next steps and timelines with the certification process. Educators explore various support options available, and finalize a personal check-list to guide their National Board journey
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  • WEA - FCS02 - Educational and Instructional Support (4hr) 2/7/2023

    Feb 7, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will learn classroom and building based instructional strategies and supports to assist classroom teachers in various learning environments and with diverse learning styles. Objectives: Identify basic instructional support methods to assist classroom teachers (small group work, one–to-one, computer aided learning programs) Introduce diverse learning styles and
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  • WEA - FCS01 - Intro to Cultural Identity and Diversity (4hr) 2/7/2023

    Feb 7, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the diverse backgrounds of their students. Objectives: Describe ways to identify and respond to racism, discrimination and stereotypes in the classroom List strategies for supporting cultural responsiveness and anti-biased instruction
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  • CANCELLED - WEA - FCS11/12 - Communication Basics/Challenges (4hr) 2/7/2023

    Feb 7, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an understanding of essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment. This course is designed to help enhance collaboration and communication between paraeducators and other applicable stakeholders that will enhance student success and achievement. Part A-Communication Basics
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  • WEA - Tier 1 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part A (4hr) 2/7/2023

    Feb 7, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This class is for ALL ESPs that work with students. The course is focused on how to work with students who are demonstrating unsuccessful behaviors. Participants will learn why student expectations for behavior should be high and how to redefine discipline as a growth and teaching opportunity rather than punishment
    Read More
  • WEA - Communicating Effectively with Diverse Students and Families 4 hours 2/7/2023

    Feb 7, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the diverse backgrounds of students and families. This course is designed to help ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe, unbiased and equitable space wherever they are in schools. Objectives:
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  • WEA - Paras in the Classroom (4hr) 2 hr on 2/8/2023 and 2hr on 2/9/2023

    Feb 8, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    In this course, the paraeducator will develop a general understanding of: • their role and responsibilities (NEA ParaProfessional Growth Standards), • the importance of meeting student basic needs (SEL), • curriculum delivery, and the use of materials and techniques, • and resources, classes, and requirements for WA State
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  • Maintenance of Certificate-Module One (4hr) 2/9/2023

    Feb 9, 2023 4:00pm Clock Hours Your Location
    Overview of the MOC process and introduction of Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs). The homework is to draft PGEs and share them in Module Two. This module is 4 clock hours
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  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Interactions

    Feb 9, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Puyallup
    This training helps educators delve deeply into culturally responsive classroom management practices to ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe, and equitable classroom. Participants will develop implementation strategies to create a classroom culture that appropriately integrates their students’ culture and family backgrounds
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  • Taking Charge of Your Future

    Feb 10, 2023 5:00pm Online
    This seminar consists of two session, February 10 and February 11. The Zoom link will be provided after participants register on the Professional Development Network website. This is open to WEA members, with priority given to Rainier UniServ Council members
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  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS For Custodial and Maintenance WEA Members 2/11/2023

    Feb 11, 2023 9:00am Online
    The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health, and security of Washington's 3.3 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards, and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards. We also ensure that employees understand their rights in the
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  • Maintenance of Certificate-Module One (4hr) 2/11/2023

    Feb 11, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Online
    Overview of the MOC process and introduction of Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs). The homework is to draft PGEs and share them in Module Two. This module is 4 clock hours
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  • NAKIA Academy - Rainier UniServ

    Feb 11, 2023 10:30am Clock Hours Online
    This NAKIA cohort is sponsored by Rainier UniServ and is an extension of the partnership between OSPI's Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) program and WEA’s Advocacy and Organizing Center (AOC). Open to WEA members of Rainier UniServ, participants who successfully complete the academy receive 23 clock hours/training hours and a
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  • Teacher Certification 101 (2hr) 2/13/2023

    Feb 13, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Focuses on latest teacher certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, STEM renewal requirement, PGP basics, National Board basics, OSPI eCert platform. Audience: Teachers and CTE Teachers
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  • Financial Essentials 2/13/2023

    Feb 13, 2023 4:30pm Online
    This workshop focuses on growing member’s confidence in their retirement plan. Topics include reviewing financial concepts that can impact educational professionals in each life-stage (early-, mid-, and late-career), as well as discussing long-term planning, retirement savings, and state pension options
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  • WEA - Tier 2 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part B 2/14/2023

    Feb 14, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will learn how to change interactions with students positively through courageous conversations so that students feel included, valued and respected. Objectives Understand the guiding principles for developing a Tier 2 culturally responsive behavior approach Increase awareness of opportunities we have as educators to ensure our interactions
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  • WEA - FCS11/12 - Communication Basics/Challenges (4hr) 2/14/2023

    Feb 14, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an understanding of essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment. This course is designed to help enhance collaboration and communication between paraeducators and other applicable stakeholders that will enhance student success and achievement. Part A-Communication Basics
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  • WEA - FCS06 - Equity (4hr) 2/14/2023

    Feb 14, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an awareness of the legalities, polices, procedure and practices surrounding discrimination and how to respond to such violations. This course is designed to help foster a learning environment that is unbiased, safe and promotes the academic success of all students. Objectives: • Identify the basic
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  • WEA - Organizing Your Workplace and Beyond 2/14/2023

    Feb 14, 2023 5:00pm Federal Way
    Why is an organized clerical space important for Students? Why is the office so important for students? As office professionals it is very important to be able to provide the resources for staff, students, and families. Resources from district or community education partners are essential for the process to
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  • Maintenance of Certificate-Module Two (4hr) 2/16/2023

    Feb 16, 2023 4:00pm Clock Hours Online
    Details of the MOC process. Participants will share possible PGEs and dive into the prompts for Components One and Two. This module is 4 clock hours
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  • Professional Growth Plan 3 (2hr) 2/16/2023

    Feb 16, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Audience: All certificated educators who have completed PGP #2 In this final session, participants bring a completed PGP for final review. The process facilitates possible sign-off of completed PGPs using a rubric. Participants also explore the OSPI eCert platform for logging in their PGP/clock hours;
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  • Maintenance of Certificate-Module Two (4hr) 2/18/2023

    Feb 18, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Online
    Details of the MOC process. Participants will share possible PGEs and dive into the prompts for Components One and Two. This module is 4 clock hours
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  • Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification 101 (2hr) 2/21/2023

    Feb 21, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Focuses on latest ESA certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, OSPI eCert platform, PGP basics and ESA professional growth needs. Audience: Educational Staff Associates: School Behavior Analysts, School Counselor, School Nurse, School Occupational Therapist, School Orientation and Mobility Specialist, School Physical Therapist, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, School
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  • VEA 22-23 NBCT Component One

    Feb 21, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Online
    This course is intended for Vancouver EA members. Additional participants from WEA may be considered on a space-available basis
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  • WEA - New Discipline Rules-Moving Away from Exclusionary Practice (2hr) 2/23/2023

    Feb 23, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants explore and understand the new student discipline rules adopted by OSPI in July 2018. Participants review the rationale for the new rules and the requirements the rules place on classroom-level educators. They also problem-solve and review resources to support best practice implementation in the classroom in order to
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  • WEA - Keeping the Wheels on the Road-Transportation and Student Success 2/25/2023

    Feb 25, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Online
    To close the opportunity gaps and help all students succeed, schools need to expand classroom cultural practices, policies, and strategies to transportation employees. Transportation employees are critical to the student success. Course Objectives: Qualities needed for success based on the NEA Professional Development Standards for ESPs Identify
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  • WEA - Building Winning Teams Effective Comm Collaboration and Instruction (4hr) 2/25/2023

    Feb 25, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants in this course learn tools and resources to better support students and increase student achievement. Topics include: - Characteristics of new paraeducator and teacher teams - Guiding principles for paraeducators - Paraprofessional responsibilities - Planning and working together: strategies for clear communication between teacher and
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  • WEA - On the Front Line Nurses and Health Clerks are Essential (1.5hr) 2/25/2023

    Feb 25, 2023 9:00am Federal Way
    The School Nurse Organization of Washington (SNOW) supports school nurses in the delivery of health services designed to improve the health and academic success of students. SNOW recognizes the stress and pressure of our essential health care workers within the school setting. Come spend 90 minutes with experts that can
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  • WEA - Embracing Diversity with True Colors (4hr) 2/25/2023

    Feb 25, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    In this training, participants use the True Colors system to focus on embracing diversity in the classroom and in the larger school community to improve learning opportunities for all students and enhance communication between student, teacher, sta? and parents. The True Colors system identifies intrinsic values, motivations, self-esteem, sources of
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  • Professional Growth Plan 1 (3hr) 2/27/2023

    Feb 27, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Audience: All Certificated Educators Certificated educators can complete one PGP per year for 25 clock hours for certificate renewal and salary movement. Session covers PGP basics, alignment with TPEP, meeting STEM requirement using PGPs and time to draft your PGP
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  • CANCELLED - Restorative Justice - building relationships that support success for all students

    Feb 28, 2023 5:00pm Clock Hours Online
    Participants will learn how building strong relationships with students can support a strong infrastructure to solve problems collectively, promote self-regulation, maintain communities, minimize disruption and the need for outside professional support. Participants will gain resources that will help them understand how restorative justice and
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  • National Board Certification - Overview Session 1 (2hr) 3/1/2023

    Mar 1, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This introductory session on National Board Certification provides an overview of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), basics of the certification process, and why educators consider board certification
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  • WEA - FCS02/11/12 - Educ and Instr Support/Communication Basics/Challenges (7hr) 3/4/2023

    Mar 4, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will learn classroom and building based instructional strategies and supports to assist classroom teachers in various learning environments and with diverse learning styles. This training will also focus on essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment in order to increase
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  • WEA - Getting Started with Google Classroom (1.5 Hrs) 3/4/2023

    Mar 4, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Google Classroom isn’t just a place to post homework; it can help improve your ability to connect with your students, respond to their needs, and challenge them with personalized assignments. Come learn how to set-up your very own Google Classroom and get up and running with remote teaching & learning
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  • WEA - FCS01/06 - Intro to Cultural Identity and Diversity/Equity (7hr) 3/4/2023

    Mar 4, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the diverse backgrounds of their students. There will also be a focus on the legalities, polices, procedure and practices surrounding discrimination and how to respond to such violations. This course is
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  • WEA - BWT ll-A deeper dive to focus on collab discourse/scenario-based immersion (4hr) 3/4/2023

    Mar 4, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
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  • Professional Growth Plan 2 (2hr) 3/6/2023

    Mar 6, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Audience: All Certificated Educators who have completed PGP #1 In this session, participants participate in small-group sessions focused on individualized feedback on PGP drafts. Participants have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions around PGPs and then have work time to make edits
    Read More
  • National Board Certification- Standards and Process Session 2 (2hr) 3/8/2023

    Mar 8, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This second session on National Board Certification focuses on a deeper exploration of the NBPTS certificate area standards and the four required components. The session also shares basics about candidate support options
    Read More
  • Nakia Academy

    Mar 11, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Puyallup
    While our state is working harder to attract educators of color, we know many newer BIPOC educators feel isolated, frustrated and are departing their careers within the first few years. Building from a place of abundance, we have created the Nakia Academy, a mentoring and leadership academy by BIPOC educators
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  • WEA - Facilitating Quality Practice (1.5hr) 3/11/2023

    Mar 11, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Quality practice looks, sounds and feels different virtually. Let's practice with tools that teachers and para-educators can use with students. We will learn about best practices for online learning, including instructor presence, learning objectives, real world applications, clear expectations, engaging students, prompt feedback, and netiquette. The session will focus on
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  • WEA - Embracing Diversity with True Colors (4hr) 3/11/2023

    Mar 11, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    In this training, participants use the True Colors system to focus on embracing diversity in the classroom and in the larger school community to improve learning opportunities for all students and enhance communication between student, teacher, sta? and parents. The True Colors system identifies intrinsic values, motivations, self-esteem, sources of
    Read More
  • CANCELLED - WEA - New Discipline Rules-Moving Away from Exclusionary Practice (2hr) 3/11/2023

    Mar 11, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants explore and understand the new student discipline rules adopted by OSPI in July 2018. Participants review the rationale for the new rules and the requirements the rules place on classroom-level educators. They also problem-solve and review resources to support best practice implementation in the classroom in order to enhance
    Read More
  • Navigating Your Student Loan Forgiveness Journey 3/15/2023

    Mar 15, 2023 4:30pm Online
    Come learn the latest news on all of the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programs, lawsuits, repayment options, due dates and much more. If you need a quick update on where things stand and steps you may still be able to take to make certain you are doing all you
    Read More
  • National Board Certification- Support and Next Steps Session 3 (2hr) 3/15/2023

    Mar 15, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    This third session in the WEA National Board Certification information series helps educators decide possible next steps and timelines with the certification process. Educators explore various support options available, and finalize a personal check-list to guide their National Board journey
    Read More
  • National Board Home Stretch (6 hr) 3/18/23

    Mar 18, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    WEA's National Board Home Stretch takes place just before the National Board portfolio is due, when candidates are getting ready to focus their attention on final revisions. At Home Stretch, small like-certificate groups meet with one NBCT Facilitator to read and provide standards-based feedback on the written
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  • Professional Growth Plan 3 (2hr) 3/20/2023

    Mar 20, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Audience: All certificated educators who have completed PGP #2 In this final session, participants bring a completed PGP for final review. The process facilitates possible sign-off of completed PGPs using a rubric. Participants also explore the OSPI eCert platform for logging in their PGP/clock hours;
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  • Retirement Challenges for Women 3/21/2023

    Mar 21, 2023 4:30pm Online
    Women face unique retirement challenges, including the impact taxes and inflation have on their nest egg. This workshop addresses those challenges and provides guidance on ways to strategically overcome them—including tax-advantaged solutions and income options outside of Social Security, if applicable, to help women avoid financial shortfalls in their golden
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  • Gender Inclusive Schools Supporting LGBTQIA-Plus Students PSUC

    Mar 22, 2023 4:00pm Clock Hours Online
    To support WEA members in creating and environment that's welcoming and inclusive for scholars of all gender identities so they can be seen, heard valued, and celebrated for who they are and be socially and emotionally safe at school in the educational environment: curriculum, instruction, school and classroom culture, and
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  • MOC Module Three-National Board Renewal Support (3hr) 3/25/23

    Mar 25, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    Feedback and Support for your MOC work. Participants will share a draft of one PGE then give and receive feedback on their work. This module is 3 hours
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  • Integrating Wellness Monthly Themed Focus Breathe for Inclusion PSUC

    Mar 27, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Online
    Course will include powerful social-emotional learning strategies and tools that teachers and students can implement together in the classroom and/or on their own. These strategies empower teachers to show up as their best selves, and help students focus their minds, connect their bodies, regulate their emotions, express their creativity, form
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  • WEA - Custodial and Maintenance Frontline Heroes 4/1/2023

    Apr 1, 2023 9:00am Federal Way
    ESPs, including school custodial and maintenance staff, have been on the front lines of the pandemic since day one, adapting and readapting as the pandemic has changed the landscape of building cleaning and maintenance for the long term. In this session, we will explore the different styles of cleaning buildings
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  • Statewide-Developing TPEP Student Growth Goals with the New Rubrics [3 hr]

    Apr 19, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Learn about the changes to TPEP Student Growth Goals. Examine the shifts, including an increased focus on educator reflection, and using students' assets in developing goals. Learn more about the role that student growth plays in a TPEP evaluation. You will have the opportunity to explore tools and resources for
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  • Integrating Wellness Monthly Themed Focus Breathe for Collaboration PSUC

    Apr 24, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Online
    Course will include powerful social-emotional learning strategies and tools that teachers and students can implement together in the classroom and/or on their own. These strategies empower teachers to show up as their best selves, and help students focus their minds, connect their bodies, regulate their emotions, express their creativity, form
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  • Life Stage Investing 4/26/2023

    Apr 26, 2023 4:30pm Online
    This workshop discusses how to save for the long term and provides guidance on how to identify retirement income sources and gaps. Additionally, this workshop unpacks the long-term financial impact of the Social Security, if available, and health care decisions that emerge as retirement approaches to help attendees feel better
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  • WEA - Custodial and Maintenance Chemical Use and Hazards 4/29/2023

    Apr 29, 2023 9:00am Federal Way
    Being informed about chemicals enables you to make good decisions about the necessary safety precautions to take in your workplace. In this course you will learn: How to Identify Hazardous Chemicals Safety Requirements What does "hazardous" mean? Limiting Exposure for yourself and
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  • Navigating Your Student Loan Forgiveness Journey 5/10/2023

    May 10, 2023 4:30pm Online
    Come learn the latest news on all of the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programs, lawsuits, repayment options, due dates and much more. If you need a quick update on where things stand and steps you may still be able to take to make certain you are doing all you
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  • WEA - Custodial and Maintenance Accident Prevention Reporting and Recording 5/13/2023

    May 13, 2023 9:00am Federal Way
    Every employer in Washington State is required to create a written Accident Prevention Program (APP) to address the safety and health hazards found in their workplace. Many employers consider their APP as their cornerstone safety program. When Districts follow safety rules and policies it will reduce accidents and will keep
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  • Integrating Wellness Monthly Themed Focus Breathe for Social Justice PSUC

    May 22, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Online
    Course will include powerful social-emotional learning strategies and tools that teachers and students can implement together in the classroom and/or on their own. These strategies empower teachers to show up as their best selves, and help students focus their minds, connect their bodies, regulate their emotions, express their creativity, form
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  • Statewide - Developing TPEP Student Growth Goals with the New Rubrics [3 hrs]

    May 31, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Learn about the changes to TPEP Student Growth Goals. Examine the shifts, including an increased focus on educator reflection, and using students' assets in developing goals. Learn more about the role that student growth plays in a TPEP evaluation. You will have the opportunity to explore tools and resources for
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  • Transformational Design and Facilitation Lab - August 2023

    Aug 14, 2023 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    This three-day in-person workshop takes participants through a transformative professional design and facilitation learning experience that allows for more equity-centered practices, systems change, and a reimagining of what’s possible for adult learners. Drawing upon research-informed practices, adult learning theory, Universal Design for Learning, and laboratory design, participants will have the
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