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  • National Board Information Session 2- Standards and Process- April 25

    Apr 25, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    National Board Certification- Standards & Process: Session 2 (2 Clock Hours) 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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  • WEA FCS02 Methods of Educational and Instructional Support (4 hours) 4/30/2022

    Apr 30, 2022 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 course is intended to enhance the instructional practices of paraeducators in order to increase student achievement and educational outcomes
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  • National Board Information Session 3- Support and Next Steps- May 3

    May 3, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    National Board Certification- Support & Next Steps: Session 3 (2 Clock Hours) 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
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  • WEA - Communicating Effectively with Diverse Students and Families (4 hrs) 5/3/2022

    May 3, 2022 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
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  • WEA Embracing Diversity with True Colors (4 clock hours) 5/3/2022

    May 3, 2022 5:00pm 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, staff and parents. The True Colors system identifies intrinsic values, motivations
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  • WEA - FCS Behavior Interventions Part A (4 clock hours) 5/3/2022

    May 3, 2022 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
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  • WEA - FCS01 Introduction To Cultural Identity and Diversity Part A (4 hours) 5/3/2022

    May 3, 2022 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. This course is designed to help ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe, unbiased and equitable classroom experience
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  • WEA-Retired: Pensions, Legislation, and Next Steps

    May 4, 2022 10:00am
    Join other WEA-Retired members on May 4 for a presentation by WEA Lobbyist, Jared Mason-Gere. He will discuss the 2022 Legislative Session ... what occured during session and what's coming up in the near future
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  • Teacher Certification 101

    May 5, 2022 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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  • 2022 WEA Educators of Color Conference - Love and Healing

    May 7, 2022 9:00am Clock Hours Online
    The 2022 WEA Educators of Color Conference - Love and Healing. Has been structured to help give WEA educators of color an opportunity to gain additional resources and knowledge around building collaborative communities, empowering themselves, each other, and their students to overcome shared challenges, to heal and co-exist, and to
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  • ESA Cert 101- May 9

    May 9, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification 101 (2 Clock Hours) 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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  • Professional Growth Plan- May 10

    May 10, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Professional Growth Plan 1 (3 Clock Hours) Certificated educators can complete 1 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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  • CRCM Systems of Equity in Preventative Strategies/Interventions

    May 12, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Puyallup
    With a focus on the new Washington State Discipline laws, the session will develop an understanding of Tier 2 strategies to reduce our reliance on exclusionary practices to manage student behavior. The session will focus on • Identify school and classroom choices and actions that lead to the same
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  • Professional Growth Plan 2- May 16

    May 16, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Professional Growth Plan 2 (2 Clock Hours) 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
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  • WEA - FCS Behavior Interventions Differentiated for Students Part B (4 clock hours) 5/17/2022

    May 17, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will learn guiding principles of TIER 2 interventions in a culturally responsive approach and how to implement them at their building. They will also learn how to change interactions with students positively through courageous conversations so that students feel included, valued and respected
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  • WEA - FCS11/12 Communication Basics and Challenges (4 clock hours) 5/17/2022

    May 17, 2022 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
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  • WEA FCS06 Professionalism Equity and Ethics (4 hrs) 5/17/2022

    May 17, 2022 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 Building Winning Teams for Paras (4hrs) 5/17/2022

    May 17, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will learn about their personality types and how those characteristics impact their roles as team members. The characteristics of highly effective teams will be examined, and attendees will participate in a variety of activities to build strong, cohesive teams. Participants will also apply what they learn about themselves
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  • WEA Communicating Effectively with Diverse Students and Families (4 hrs) 5/17/2022

    May 17, 2022 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
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  • Professional Growth Plan 3- May 19

    May 19, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Professional Growth Plan 3 (2 Clock Hours) 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
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  • WEA Substitute (Guest) Educator Conference

    May 21, 2022 9:00am Clock Hours Online
    Attendees will have the opportunity to select between 4 different trainings. WEA member attendees will be able to earn up to 3 clock hours. De-escalation Culturally Responsive Behavior Interventions Brining Social Justice into the Classroom Classroom Management for Substitute (Guest) Educators
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  • National Board Information Session 1- Overview- May 23

    May 23, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Audience: Certificated educators National Board Certification- Overview: Session 1 (2 Clock Hours) 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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