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Showing Events From Apr 22, 2018 - May 22, 2018

  • Habits of the Mind

    Apr 23, 2018 4:30pm Clock Hours Bonney Lake
    Learn about the 16 Essential Characteristics for Success and walk away with strategies and tools for integrating habits of mind in your daily classroom routine to enhance student learning. Please bring two upcoming lessons to work on embedding the habits into your own current practice. Puget Sound
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  • National Board Information Session

    Apr 26, 2018 4:30pm Tacoma
    Participants considering National Board Certification learn what the process looks like, including costs and time commitment, and how to take advantage of support opportunities offered through the union. Cost: Free
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  • Educator Certification 101

    Apr 26, 2018 4:30pm Clock Hours Tacoma
    The 2017 legislative session introduced many changes to educator certification requirements. Did you know Professional Certification is now optional? Do you have questions about the latest requirements, timelines and continuing education processes? This session covers certificate renewal processes, including the new STEM and TPEP renewal requirement. You’ll also
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  • 2018 Teaching Equity Conference-Standing Up For Justice! Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms Where All Thrive

    Apr 28, 2018 8:00am Clock Hours Des Moines
    This conference is a collaboration between WEA, Highline College and Green River College dedicated to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for all students to support them in increasing their academic achievement and social emotional success in school. Participants will increase their culturally responsive skills, classroom leadership and productive engagement
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  • National Board Information Session

    Apr 30, 2018 4:30pm Tacoma
    Participants considering National Board Certification learn what the process looks like, including costs and time commitment, and how to take advantage of support opportunities offered through the union. Cost: Free
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  • Creating a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) for Certification Renewal

    Apr 30, 2018 4:30pm Clock Hours Tacoma
    PGPs provide Washington educators the chance to use job-embedded work they are already doing for certificate renewal and salary advancement. Educators can now choose to complete PGPs for certificate renewal – instead of attending clock hour events. A completed PGP earns 25 clock hours that can be used
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  • National Board Information Session

    May 2, 2018 4:30pm Tacoma
    Participants considering National Board Certification learn what the process looks like, including costs and time commitment, and how to take advantage of support opportunities offered through the union. Cost: Free
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  • Common Challenges in Special Education

    May 2, 2018 4:30pm Clock Hours Tacoma
    The work of meeting the needs of children with special needs is complex. In this course, designed for new practitioners and the community, participants explore some of the areas of challenge that are encountered regularly. Cost: Free
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  • National Board Information Session

    May 3, 2018 4:30pm Tacoma
    Participants considering National Board Certification learn what the process looks like, including costs and time commitment, and how to take advantage of support opportunities offered through the union. Cost: Free
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  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Communities Tacoma EA 5/3/18

    May 3, 2018 4:30pm Clock Hours Tacoma
    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. In this training, participants will learn to: • Demonstrate cultural competency • Use the cultural competency framework of awareness, understanding
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  • Physical and Emotional Safety in Schools Threat Assessment/Management and Crisis Response/Recovery

    May 3, 2018 5:00pm Clock Hours Tukwila
    This training will provide an introduction to threat assessment and management, along with an overview of resources available to help prepare for, and mitigate, school emergencies with a focus on supporting students and staff. This event is free to WEA members (check not required for this event)
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  • National Board Renewal Jump Start

    May 5, 2018 9:00am Clock Hours Kirkland
    WEA's National Board Renewal Jump Start is a 1-day training that provides key information to NBCTs who are engaged in the National Board Certification renewal process. This training helps candidates consider their growth and experiences since becoming a NBCT and how to relate this to the renewal process. This training
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  • National Board Information Session

    May 9, 2018 4:30pm Tacoma
    Participants considering National Board Certification learn what the process looks like, including costs and time commitment, and how to take advantage of support opportunities offered through the union. Cost: Free
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  • TPEP Evidence Artifacts & Student Growth Goals

    May 9, 2018 4:30pm Clock Hours Tacoma
    Participants deepen their understanding of the certificated TPEP evaluation law and process, covering evidence and artifacts and student growth goals. The training helps demystify the magnitude of collecting and providing evidence and introduce tips to harvest evidence. Participants will develop skills to identify relevant, meaningful, doable evidence tied to
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  • Retirement Income & Investment

    May 15, 2018 4:30pm Tacoma
    Participants learn about financial planning in preparation for and during retirement
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  • The Power In our Hands Integrating Labor History into our Curriculum

    May 19, 2018 12:30pm Clock Hours Vancouver
    Looking for new ways to integrate labor history into your curriculum? This course will guide secondary teachers through model lessons from Zinn Education Project’s labor history archive and facilitate an inventory and analysis of teachers’ own curriculum. Participants will walk away with resources and knowledge to use to enhance
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