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  • WEA FCS01 - Intro to Cultural Identity and Diversity (4hr) 5/8/21

    May 8, 2021 8:00am Clock Hours Online
    Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the diverse backgrounds of their students. This course is designed to help ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe, unbiased and equitable classroom
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  • WEA FCS02 - Educational and Instructional Support (4hr) 5/8/2021

    May 8, 2021 8:00am Clock Hours Online
    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 course is intended to enhance the instructional practices of paraeducators in order to increase student achievement and educational outcomes
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  • WEA FCS 11/12 - Communication Basics/Challenges (3 hours) 5/8/21

    May 8, 2021 1:00pm Clock Hours Online
    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. This course qualifies as
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  • WEA FCS06 - Equity (3hr) 5/8/2021

    May 8, 2021 1:00pm Clock Hours Online
    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. Please note that although this
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  • Maintenance of Certificate Feedback and Support

    May 15, 2021 9:00am
    WEA's Renewal MOC Feedback and Support provides NBCTs the opportunity to share and get feedback on a draft of their Professional Growth Experiences (PGEs) using a structured feedback protocol. There will be work time to make PGE revisions. Time, Clock Hours and Cost Options
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  • Teacher Certification 101- May 17

    May 17, 2021 4:00pm 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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  • LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum - Kent

    May 18, 2021 4:00pm Clock Hours Online
    One way that educators can promote safer school environments is by developing lessons that avoid bias and that include positive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, history, and events. For LGBTQ students, attending a school with an inclusive curriculum is related to less-hostile school experiences and
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  • National Board Certification- Support and Next Steps

    May 19, 2021 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 FCS01 - Intro to Cultural Identity and Diversity (4hr) 5/22/21

    May 22, 2021 8:00am Clock Hours Online
    Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the diverse backgrounds of their students. This course is designed to help ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe, unbiased and equitable classroom
    Read More
  • WEA FCS02 - Educational and Instructional Support (4hr) 5/22/2021

    May 22, 2021 8:00am Clock Hours Online
    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 course is intended to enhance the instructional practices of paraeducators in order to increase student achievement and educational outcomes
    Read More
  • WEA FCS 11/12 - Communication Basics/Challenges (3 hours) 5/22/21

    May 22, 2021 1:00pm Clock Hours Online
    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. This course qualifies as
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  • WEA FCS06 - Equity (3hr) 5/22/2021

    May 22, 2021 1:00pm Clock Hours Online
    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. Please note that although this
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  • ESA Certification 101- May 24

    May 24, 2021 4:00pm 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
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  • National Board Certification- Overview- May 25

    May 25, 2021 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- May 27

    May 27, 2021 4:00pm 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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  • National Board Certification- Standards and Process- June 1

    Jun 1, 2021 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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  • Professional Growth Plan 3- June 3

    Jun 3, 2021 4:00pm 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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  • Maintenance of Certification Jump Start: Part 1 (Overview)

    Jun 5, 2021 9:00am
    This is a four-hour course (three hours of online instruction and one hour of preparation). In 2020, the National Board introduced the requirements for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC). This Jump Start training guides participants through this process while collaborating with other National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)
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  • Professional Growth Plan 3- June 8

    Jun 8, 2021 4:00pm 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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