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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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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 - 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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  • WEA - Paras in the Classroom (4hr) 2 hr on 2/8/2023 and 2hr on 2/8/2023

    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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  • Special Education and the Law Training WEARiverside

    Feb 10, 2023 8:30am Clock Hours Vancouver
    Understanding the Federal and State laws for providing special education programs in our public schools is imperative to ensure the compliant delivery of services to qualified students. This course provides an overview of the rules and regulations required for providing special education services. Based on WAC 392-172A
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 - 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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  • 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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  • 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 - 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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