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Wednesday, Feburary 8, 2017

Second Night Rescheduled to

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4:30 - 7:30

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Behavior Support for Challenging Students

As our classrooms welcome an increasingly diverse population of learners, many of our students struggle with appropriate behaviors. Regardless of you are a general education teacher or a special education teacher, we know that finding ways to address these behaviors is the key to helping all of our students learn.
In this six-hour course participants will look at behavior plans for
students who need extra support for social and emotional issues that trigger disruptive behaviors in both the general education classroom and in more restrictive settings. Participants will look at strategies that can be implemented immediately to help track these behaviors and find ways to modify them.

$30 for WEA members ($60 for nonmembers
based on space available). A light dinner and six (6) clock hours are included in the registration fee. Make check payable to
LWEA.
Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

Taking Charge of Your Retirement

There is still room in the classes on

February 24 & 25

April Class is full - waiting list available

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Taking Charge of Your Future - Pre-Retirement Seminar

LWEA is sponsoring this very popular pre-retirement seminar which is taught by WEA-Retired experts. This 10-hour class will help you get a better focus on this aspect of your life and be prepared to transition to retirement. The class is limited to 20 people (anyone retiring in 2017 has priority). We also will be offering this class again in February and April.

This class fills up quickly - don't hesitate - you might miss out!

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

4:30 - 7:30

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Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Key components of culturally responsive teaching to be discussed include teacher caring, teacher attitudes and expectations, formal and informal multicultural curriculum, culturally informed classroom discourse, and cultural congruity in teaching and learning strategies.

Classes will be held at the LWEA Meeting Room.

To register contact Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

4:30 - 7:00

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Newbie Nights - Differentiating Instruction for Student Success

Differentiated instruction can dramatically help students to succeed but good differentiation needs careful planning to make sure that students of all abilities are engaged. We will discuss strategies for how to work this into your already full workload so that it becomes a more streamlined and easy to accomplish task.

From assessing to delivering content, making sure that we know our students is the first step to designing instruction that will help all of our students find success. Come with questions and challenges that you would like help in tackling as you look for ways to differentiate your instruction to make learning accessible for all of your students.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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March 23, 2017

4:30 - 6:30

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Loan Forgiveness Seminar

The latest NEA Member Benefits research shows recent graduates are leaving higher ed schools with greater and greater debt.  We know that student loan debt is a critical   issue for our members.  Teresa Muench, our expert from NEA Member Benefits will walk us through the process of Loan Forgiveness.  This program is a result of NEA’s “Degrees Not Debt” campaign.

Our NEA Member Benefits expert tell us that the only         absolute disqualifier would be someone who has              consolidated ALL of their loans into the private marketplace.

In order to complete the paperwork, you will need your    FAFSA ID.

To register: Send this form and a check to Sheila Hagerman (LWEA Office)

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

4:30 - 7:00

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Newbie Nights - Pathways To Certification

Navigating the Certification Path:  You have your residency certificate but now you need to find the right path for you to move onto your professional certification.  We’ll have experts who will work with you to unravel the options that you have to choose from.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Lunch is included

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WEA NBCT Renewal Jump Start

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 is sponsored by the Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA).

Send this form and your check (payable to LWEA) to Sheila Hagerman, in the LWEA office

Course fee is $50 for WEA members* — and 6 clock hours will be offered at no additional charge.

* If space is available, non-members may attend—the fee is $200. 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4:30 - 7:00

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Is Your Family Growing?

Are you thinking about growing your family? Do you have questions about the type of leave and benefits that may be available? In this class we will review how federal and state laws work with the Lake Washington Collective Bargaining Agreement to provide support to educators as they embark on a life changing event.

Classes will be held at the LWEA Meeting Room.

To register contact Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

Classes that have already been held (Check back each year to see if these or others are being offered again):

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Tuesday, September 13

4:30 - 7:00

LWEA Meeting Room

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Choosing between Plan 2 and Plan 3 Retirement - decisions for the new LWSD educator!

LWEA is offering an informational session for teachers who are new to LWSD. We're bringing in an expert from the Reitrement Board who will help explain the similarities and differences of the plans and will answer your questions. You only get to make this decision once - come get the information you need!

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Tuesday, September 27

4:30 - 7:00 PM

LWEA Meeting Room

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Retirement Planning: The Start of the Journey

Everyone is on a different retirement pathway—some are just starting the journey while others can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  This presentation will cover the basic concepts of     retirement planning such as: identifying  financial goals, investment vehicles, risk analysis, rule of 72, diversification, pre & post tax, debt and compound interest snowball. 

No individual counseling will be done at this session but NEA Member Benefits resources will be shared to help members get started  on the retirement journey.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

Evidence & Artifacts Class

Wednesday, October 5

4:15 - 7:15 PM

LWEA Meeting Room

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Evidence and Artifacts in Your Evaluation: Stratgies for putting your best foot forward

This session will focus on the types of evidence and artifacts that can be used to demonstrate the learning that is taking place in your classroom - as outlined in the Danielson Framework and the Washington State teacher evaluation criteria.

Through discussions and examples, you will learn strategies that will help you showcase your instructional and professional practices during your evaluation conversations with your administrator.  Participants have shared that this class has helped them feel prepared and confident for their pre-observation conference.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Thursday, October 6

4:30 - 7:00

LWEA Meeting Room

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Newbie Nights: A professional development series for new teachers

More than Alphabet Soup: Understanding your new profession and the acronyms that it brings with it!

Our introductory session this year will include a panel of experienced classroom teachers who will be available to share strategies and techniques for the classroom. From engaging reluctant learners to navigating the challenges of new curriculum, these colleagues will answer your questions and help you build a support system for a successful year.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

PGP & PGE Oct-May

Monday, October 10, 2016

4:15-6:45 &

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

4:30 - 6:00

We are canceling the

October 17 Class

We will consider offering a second main class later in the year should there be interest.

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PGP & PGE: The intersection between certification & professional growth

What is a Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?  Who needs to complete one? How can PGPs be used for certificate renewal and salary advancement? How can I use my PGE work to satisfy the requirements for a PGP?

Participants will receive hands-on instruction and will actually complete most of your professional growth plan right at the workshop.  This workshop will be useful for those who are required to complete PGPs for certificate renewal, and other teachers who wish to use them for clock hour salary advancement.  Each PGP is worth 30 clock hours.

Learn how PGPs fit with the new STEM and TPEP professional development requirements for certificate renewal, and the role of PGPs in the Washington state certification landscape.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Shift 1: Aiming for Equity through Complex Text

Saturday, October 29

9:30 am to 2:00 pm

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Over the course of these classes, participants will gain a basic understanding of the ELA State Standards and how to blend them into their teaching strategies. These classes are intended for any teacher who has students involved with reading and writing. Each class can be taken as a stand-alone (4 clock hours each) or take all three (1 college credit through SPU).

Check out the Flyer for more details about each of the Shifts.

This class is intended for any teacher who has their students reading text for understanding. This includes science and social studies, English, and language arts as well as elementary.

We will have two of our vary own LWEA members leading this class and sharing their expertise so come out and see the latest around the ELA state standards.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

4:30 - 7:00

LWEA Meeting Room

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With the help of experienced LWSD educators, we will navigate LWSD technology resources: Inform, Haiku, Envision, Wonders, Skyward, Portal, and more to help you utilize these tools to improve your instruction and professional practice.


Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or other electronic devices in order to gain some hands-on practice and skill building.

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Shift 2: Getting Grounded

Saturday, November 19, 2016

9:30 - 2:00

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Over the course of these classes, participants will gain a basic understanding of the ELA State Standards and how to blend them into their teaching strategies. These classes are intended for any teacher who has students involved with reading and writing. Each class can be taken as a stand-alone (4 clock hours each) or take all three (1 college credit through SPU).

Check out the Flyer for more details about each of the Shifts.

This class is intended for any teacher who has their students reading text for understanding. This includes science and social studies, English, and language arts as well as elementary.

We will have two of our vary own LWEA members leading this class and sharing their expertise so come out and see the latest around the ELA state standards.

Is your family growing

Tuesday,

November 29

4:30 - 7:00

LWEA Meeting Room

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Are you thinking about growing your family? Do you have questions about the type of leave and benefits that may be available? In this class we will review how federal and state laws work with the Lake Washington Collective Bargaining Agreement to provide support to educators as they embark on a life changing event.

Classes will be held at the LWEA Meeting Room.

To register contact Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Shift 3: Closing the Gap

Saturday, December 10, 2016

9:30 - 2:00

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Over the course of these classes, participants will gain a basic understanding of the ELA State Standards and how to blend them into their teaching strategies. These classes are intended for any teacher who has students involved with reading and writing. Each class can be taken as a stand-alone (4 clock hours each) or take all three (1 college credit through SPU).

Check out the Flyer for more details about each of the Shifts.

This class is intended for any teacher who has their students reading text for understanding. This includes science and social studies, English, and language arts as well as elementary.

We will have two of our vary own LWEA members leading this class and sharing their expertise so come out and see the latest around the ELA state standards.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

4:30 - 7:00

LWEA Meeting Room

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Difficult Conversations & Family Parent Engagement

We will focus on how to build connections with families and students that support a foundation for learning. We’ll investigate how family engagement connects to the current PGE and strategies for successful communication.

Through the sharing of practical tips and tricks our panel of experienced educators will answer questions and help you find ways to how to handle real life situations for:

  • Handling challenging conversations
  • Moving beyond parents’ own barriers
  • Encouraging support for student learning at home

We will also look at ways that community connections can help enhance and foster our students’ success.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

4:30- 7:00 &

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

4:30 - 6:00

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PGP & PGE: The intersection between certification & professional growth

What is a Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?  Who needs to complete one? How can PGPs be used for certificate renewal and salary advancement? How can I use my PGE work to satisfy the requirements for a PGP?

Participants will receive hands-on instruction and will actually complete most of your professional growth plan right at the workshop.  This workshop will be useful for those who are required to complete PGPs for certificate renewal, and other teachers who wish to use them for clock hour salary advancement.  Each PGP is worth 30 clock hours.

Learn how PGPs fit with the new STEM and TPEP professional development requirements for certificate renewal, and the role of PGPs in the Washington state certification landscape.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

4:30 - 7:00

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NEWBIE NIGHTS - Creating a Positive Classroom Culture!

We will discuss strategies for setting the stage of students to make positive choices in your classroom.  We will also look at ways to engage the whole class, small groups, and the      sometimes challenging individual student.

Classes will be held at the LWEA Meeting Room.

To register contact Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.