Training and Events

Here you can find links to what SEA and WEA have to offer for professional development, trainings and upcoming events.

WEA Professional Development Network Calendar

NEA and WEA Rep Assemblies - Click here for more information

Upcoming Events:

"Taking Charge of your Future" Retirement Seminar:

Sponsored by WEA Retired: March 22 & 23, May 3 & 4. Click here for registration form & flyer. (February class full)

Retirement Income Puzzle: 

An NEA Member Benefit Workshop by Chad Bughi (Register Here) Feb. 26 and Feb 28, 2019 (attend either date)

Learn how you can optimize your pension and assets for lifetime income in retirement.

Topics:  -Navigating to and through retirement -Building a financial house -What to expect in retirement

New Educator Night:

Feb. 26 from 4pm-7pm: Do you have questions about Washington state teacher renewal? How about effective classroom management and student loan forgiveness? Your union wants to help you get off to an even better start. Register here

ESA Certificaiton 101:

Feb. 27, 2019 from 4pm-7pm: For school counselors, psychologists, social workers, SLPs, OT/PTs and nurses. Click here for more information and to register: https://www.washingtonea.org/home/events/type/sql/event/5081 

Special Ed Trainings:    

                     Tuesday Series                           4:15-7:15pm                     Free appetizers served

Jan. 15
IEP Team Monitoring

CLASS HAS TAKEN PLACE

Learn how to build strong partnerships as members of the IEP team. Introduces partnering in context of: IEP process, parental rights and school responsibilities throughout the IEP process and disciplinary procedure rights and responsibilities.
Feb. 19

(Rebecca Fry)

Special Education Safety

Register Here (spots available) 

Discuss  appropriate steps to take when injury occurs. Review: Discipline changes in general education, discipline procedures in special education, restraint and isolation regulation and court cases involving staff injuries.
March 19

(Rebecca Fry)

Common Challenges in Special Education

Register Here (spots available) 

Explore some of the areas of challenge that are encountered regularly. Topics include: FAPE, placement, behavior and transition.

                      Saturday Series                      9am-3:30pm                Free Lunch Served

Jan. 19

(Danae Place)

Team Pre-Crisis De-Escalation

CLASS HAS TAKEN PLACE

Learn to recognize signs of a potential behavioral crisis and remediate before. Explore how your own behavior can contribute to the escalation cycle & discover and practice de-escalation techniques that recognize the importance of maintaining student dignity during       behavior crises.
Feb. 2

(Anna Fritts & Gordon Quinlan)

Students with Autism in Your Classroom

CLASS FULL

In-depth look at autism characteristics in areas such as social reciprocity, shared attention, and perspective taking. Learn how these deficits translate into academic, social, motor, communication and adaptive difficulties in schools and communities. Overview of the various     behavioral, developmental and structured teaching approaches as well as variety of effective classroom      strategies to use in serving students with autism.
March 16

(Jonathan Judy)

Behavior Interventions in Your School

CLASS FULL

Look at tools used to identify inappropriate behavior and to build individual workable behavior intervention plans for teaching appropriate student behavior.

ADDITIONAL SpEd PD OFFERINGS:

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019: Section 504: This course will highlight the key elements of Section 504 Rehabilitation Act (1973). Topics include: Federal statue of Section 504 Rehabilita-tion Act of 1973, eligibility for 504 plans, 504’s roll in FAPE, roles and responsibilities of providing accommodations, development of planning appropriate accommodations and distinguishing the difference between effective in-struction and accommodations. REGISTER HERE - 6 free clock hours and free lunch - 

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019: Students with Autism in Your Classroom (second offering): In-depth look at autism characteristics in areas such as social reciprocity, shared attention, and perspective taking. Learn how these deficits translate into academic, social, motor, communication and adaptive difficulties in schools and communities. Overview of the various behavioral, developmental and structured teaching approaches as well as variety of effective classroom strategies to use in serving students with autism. REGISTER HERE - 6 free clock hours & free lunch -