2018-19 Professional Development Opportunities

LWEA strives to provide quality professional development that assist members in gaining skills and knowledge in their career and personal lives. If you have ideas for classes that you would like to see us offer, please contact Jennifer Silves. If you would like to see what classes we have offered in the past, check out our archive link here.

Newbie Nights - Recipe for Success 2018

October 25, 2018

4:30 - 7:00 PM

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NEWBIE NIGHTS - Recipe for Success: How to put the right ingredients together for a successful year

LWEA is sponsoring 6 evening sessions designed specifically for teachers with 6 or fewer years of teaching experience. 

We'll provide you with hospitality, dinner, and an opportunity to hear from experts on various topics as they share strategies for surviving your first few years in the classroom.

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 Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

Educator of Color October

October 24,2018

4:45 PM

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Educators of Color

For LWEA Members of Color
Join us and network with other LWEA
Educators of Color

We will meet at the LWEA Office
Other events coming in December, February, April and June.  Be on the look out for information.

PGP & PGE 2018-19

October 30, 2018

4:30 - 7:00 PM

&

May 1, 2019

4:45 - 6:00 PM

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PGP & PGE: The professional growth intersection

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

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

Gamification

November 3, 2018  Saturday

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Getting Game Based learning into your classroom

This workshop is designed to use research supported game based and gamification learning into class-rooms across the content areas. Game based learning and gamification leverages student interest in problem solving and uses project based learning.

Participants will learn how to use game based learning and gamification to integrate this into their classrooms in order to increase student engagement.

In addition, we’ll be demonstrating real world problem solving and community based concerns.
This training meets the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirements for STEM and TPEP.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

Wine and Wisdom Nov 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7
4:30 PM


Join us at:
JJ Mahoney's Irish Pub
8932 161st Ave NE Redmond

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Wine and Wisdom

Race and Equity: Leading Courageous Conversations

Discussion Lead: Randy Paddock, WEA Equity and Diveristy Coordinator

So your school has a building equity team - now what?  Learn what it's about, gain strategies, and collect resources that can help you lead courageous conversations with others.

Cert 101 November 2018

November 8, 2018

4:30 - 7:30 PM

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Certification 101

Do you have questions about certification requirements, timelines, and continuing education requirements? Do you need to know the differences in certification types and how much time and energy it will take to renew?
Participants will explore the certification requirements and policies and the impact on certification – including STEM, TPEP, and others. Learn how to use the e-certification system to make the process easier. In addition, the new National Board process will be explained.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

EOC - Save the Dates

November 14, 2018

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Educators of Color

For LWEA Members of Color
Join us and network with other LWEA
Educators of Color

We will meet at the LWEA Office
Other events coming in December, February, and June.  Be on the look out for information.

Newbie Nights - Technology

November 29, 2018

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NEWBIE NIGHTS - Navigating the use of Technology in your Classroom

LWEA is sponsoring 5 evening sessions designed specifically for teachers with 6 or fewer years of teaching experience. 

We'll provide you with hospitality, dinner, and an opportunity to hear from experts on various topics as they share strategies for surviving your first few years in the classroom.

Our second session will teach you how to navigate LWSD technology resources.  Bring your surface to gain some hands-on practice and skill building.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

Special Ed Safety

December 6, 2018

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Creating A Safe Environment for Special Populations

Participants will discuss appropriate placement, services and steps to take when injury occurs.  In addition, participants review: Discipline changes in general education, discipline procedures in special education, restraint and isolation regulation and court cases involving staff injuries.

In this three-hour course, participants will look at strategies that can be implemented immediately to create a safe classroom environment for all students and staff.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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December 7-8, 2018

FULL

March 29-30, 2019

FULL

May 17-18, 2019

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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 2019 has priority). We also will be offering this class again in March and May.

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

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

Reducing Strife - Post Its

January 9, 2019

4:30 - 7:00 PM

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Reducing the Strife in Your Life

Do you have more on your "to do" list than you have energy or time to complete? Does it seem like you are spending so much energy on other people and things that you have little or nothing left for yourself? Do you need some simple strategies that will help you bring find a little more relaxation and a little less stress?

Our goal is to have each participant leave with at least one practical tip or technique that will help deal with the stressors of everyday life.  Take a few moments for YOU!

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

W& W 1-16-19

January 16, 2019

4:30 PM

The Big Fish Grill

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Wine and Wisdom

Microagressions in Our Schools

Microagressions are daily verbal, behavioral or environmental messages that have a harmful impact whether it is intentional or not. Without consciousness, we are promoting microaagressions. Join us as we explore our implicit biases. Learn about microagressions in our workplace and how it can affect our students. Meet educators in our district that look like our students in the classroom.

Please RSVP with Maryziel Galarpe, Ethnic Minority Representative

Newbie Nights - Communicating 2019

January 24, 2019

4:30 - 7:00 PM

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NEWBIE NIGHTS - Communicating w/out Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth

LWEA is sponsoring 5 evening sessions designed specifically for teachers with 6 or fewer years of teaching experience. 

We'll provide you with hospitality, dinner, and an opportunity to hear from experts on various topics as they share strategies for surviving your first few years in the classroom.

Our third session will teach you how to quickly resolve conflicts and master those difficult conversations with students, parents, teachers, pricipals and other school employees. 

We will look at strategies from a variety of diferent resources and tools that will help you develop your comminication style to help you advocate for your students and yourself.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

Previously offered classes for the 2017-18 school year!

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October 5, 2017

4:30 – 7:00

 

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NEWBIE NIGHTS - Recipe for Success: How to put the right ingredients together for a successful year

LWEA is sponsoring 6 evening sessions designed specifically for teachers with 6 or fewer years of teaching experience. 

We'll provide you with hospitality, dinner, and an opportunity to hear from experts on various topics as they share strategies for surviving your first few years in the classroom.

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.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

&

Thursday, October 12, 2017

4:30 - 7:30 PM

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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.

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Wednesday, October 25

4:30 - 7:30

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Evidence & Artifacts in your PGE: Strategies and resouces for putting your best foot forward

Let's 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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This is a two session class:

Thursday, October 26

(4:30 - 7 PM)

and

Tuesday, May 8

(4:30-6:00 PM)

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PGP & PGE: The professional growth intersection

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.

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Thursday, November 2

(4:30 - 7:00)

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Navigating the use of technology in your classroom

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.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Wednesday, November 8

(4:00 until about 6:00ish)

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Wine and Wisdom: How to support our immigrant students

Join us for our first in this year's series of "Wine and Wisdom." We're going to start with Part 2 of our last session (June 2017) where we focused on what to tell our immigrant students when they fear deportation. We'll have a panel of experts to share their knowledge on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and immigration laws. Learn how these topics may affect our students and their families and what you can do to support them. Don't miss this evening of great conversation, food, and connection beginning with happy hour appetizers and a free beverage at Sam's Tavern in Redmond. We'll have a room to ourselves so we'll be able to hold safe and meaningful conversations!

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This is a two night class:

Wednesday, November 15

&

Thursday, November 16

4:30 to 7:30 PM

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This class was offered in February 2017.

The follow up class will be offered in spring of 2018.

Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom

As our classrooms welcome an increasingly diverse population of learners, educators need time to reflect on their practice as culturally responsive professionals to increase effectiveness across differences among their students and families.
Over the two nights, we will focus on:
• Integrating the cultural competency definition into educators' daily practice and classroom environment.
• Understanding the impact of resiliency in student growth by increasing relational strategies that focus on developing student resiliency as a primary factor in closing the opportunity / achievement gap.
• Using the cultural competency framework of awareness, understanding, skills, and advocacy to increase educator effectiveness with students from diverse populations including: socio-economic, language, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, and ability.
• Growing as a culturally responsive educator through reflective practice by increasing one's AWARENESS of self (biases, stereotypes, expectations) and KNOWLEDGE of other social group categories to which one does not belong.
Learn how to: build relationships, communicate in culturally responsive ways, cultivate a safe and inclusive environment, and engage with families and communities. Educators will receive resources and materials to support their classrooms.

To register: Send this form and a check to Sheila Hagerman
(LWEA office). LWEA members should use district mail to
register.

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Wednesday, November 29

4:30 - 7:30 pm

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Do you have questions about certification requirements, timelines, and continuing education requirements? Do you need to know the differences in certification types and how much time and energy it will take to renew?
Participants will explore the new certification requirements and policies and the impact on certification – including STEM, TPEP, and others. Learn how to use the e-certification system to make the process easier. In addition, the new National Board process will be explained.

To register: Send this form and a check to Sheila Hagerman
(LWEA office). LWEA members should use district mail to
register.

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December 1-2, 2017 (Filled)

February 23-24, 2017 (Filled)

April 27-28, 2017

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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 2018 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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January 18, 2018

4:30 to 7:00

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Creating Harmony with Parent Communication

Let's focus on how to build connections with families and students that support a foundation for learning. We'll investigate strategies for successful communication and connect it all to your current PGP.


Learn practical tips and tricks from our panel of experienced educators to handle challenging conversations, move beyond parents' own barriers, and encourage support for student learning at home.

Register by contacting Sheila Hagerman at the LWEA office.

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Wednesday, January 31


4:30 PM



Join us at:
Sam's Tavern
15740 Redmond Way

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Wine and Wisdom: An Evening for Building Community & Connections with LWEA Members of Color

In our first in this year's series of "Wine and Wisdom," we learned about DACA, immigration laws, and had mearningful conversations about the affect these have on our students and their families. Our next session will focus on the topic of implicit bias. We'll identify what it is, learn how to recognize when it occurs, and discuss ways to be a positive change agent working to stop the hurtful impact that implicit bias has on our students and communities. Don't miss this evening of great conversation, food, and connection beginning with happy hour appetizers and a free beverage at Sam's Tavern in Redmond. We'll have a room to ourselves and a microphone so you can hear our facilitator Ben Ibale, WEA's Human and Civil Rights Coordinator. Join us in building community and connections with LWEA members of color, their allies, their accomplices, and those who have a desire to unite for the benefit of humanity. Please let us know if you are coming—we'll need an accurate count for the restaurant!

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Newbie Nights

February 8, 2018

4:30 - 7:00 PM

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Unlocking the Puzzle of Differentiation

Differentiated instruction can dramatically help students to succeed and 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 Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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February 21, 2018

4:30 - 7:00

$20 to LWEA members

$40 fo non-members

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Is Your Family Growing?

Interested in starting or growing a family? Find out the rights and benefits you have under the law and the LWSD/LWEA contract—all of which can help to make this life transition go as smoothly as possible.
We'll look closely at leaves for childbirth and the time beyond. Your questions will help you plan for this joyful event.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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This is a multi-night class!

February 22

(4:30 to 7:30)

and

Tuesday, May 8

(4:30 to 5:30)

$20 to LWEA members

$40 fo non-members

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PGP & PGE: The professional growth intersection

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.
 

To register for this class contact Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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February 23-24, 2018

March 2-3, 2018

full

April 27-28, 2018

full

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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 2018 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 Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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This is a multi-night event!

March 9 - 4 pm to 6 pm

March 10 - 9 am to 4 pm

$50 for WEA members

$100 for non-members

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Our Diverse Community

Understanding Diversity:

Explore the dimensions of
diversity, the attitudes they can
spawn, and the infinite ways
people are different.

Reacting to Differences:

Participate in activities and
dialogue designed to trigger
critical thinking about prejudice,
power, and entitlement. You'll
be guided through a discussion
on your response when your
"hot buttons" are pushed and
how you would like to respond
in the future.


Developing Cultural Identity:

Discover how we learn about
our own culture and the
cultures of others; experience
how our values, beliefs, and
self-concepts affect the way we
think, behave, and make
assumptions about people who
are different.

Valuing Diversity:

Determine how individuals and
groups can gain "diversity
competence" as we move
along a continuum toward fully
accepting a diverse society.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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March 15, 2018

4:30 - 7:00 PM

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Reducing the Strife in Your Life: Strategies for Stress & Time Management


Do you have more on your "to do" list than you have energy or time to complete? Does it seem like you are spending so much energy on other people and things that you have little or nothing left for yourself? Do you need some simple strategies that will help you bring find a little more relaxation and a little less stress?


Our goal is to have each participant leave with at least one practical tip or technique that will help deal with the stressors of everyday life.
 

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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March 21, 2018

4:30 - 7:30 PM

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Evidence & Artifacts in your PGE: Strategies and resources for putting your best foot forward

Let's 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 Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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Wednesday

March 28

4:30 PM

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Wine and Wisdom: An Evening for Building Community & Conncections with LWEA Members of Color

At our last "Wine and Wisdom," we had a great conversation around implicit bias. We learned what it is and how to recognize it when it occurs. To respond to high interest in cultural compentency, we have invited Ben Ibale (WEA Human and Civil Rights Coordinator and Cultural Responsive Classroom Management facilitator) back to share strtategies on this subject. In addition, you're invited to meet some of your newly elected WEA RA delegates and learn how they will represent you at the state level. Don't miss this evening of great conversation, food, and connection beginning with happy hour appetizers and a free beverage at Blu Sardinia in Redmond. We'll have a room to ourselves and a microphone to make it easier to hear. Join us in building community and connections with LWEA members of color, their allies, their accomplices, and those who have a desire to unite for the benefit of humanity. Please let us know if you are coming—we'll need an accurate count for the restaurant!

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March 29, 2018

4:30 - 7:30 PM

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Certification 101

Do you have questions about certification requirements, timelines, and continuing education requirements? Do you need to know the differences in certification types and how much time and energy it will take to renew?
Participants will explore the new certification requirements and policies and the impact on certification – including STEM, TPEP, and others. Learn how to use the e-certification system to make the process easier. In addition, the new National Board process will be explained

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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Wednesday, April 18
&
Thursday, April 19
4:30 – 7:30 PM

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Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom 2.0 (Sections 3 & 4)

Last year, we offered the six-hour series (Sections 1 & 2) that introduced the concepts of culturally responsive classrooms and helped participants increase their effectiveness across differences among their students and families.
Over the next two sessions, we will focus on:
• Exploring practices to ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe, and equitable classroom with emphasis on positive social behavior development.
• Facilitating classroom interactions that appropriately integrate your students' culture and family backgrounds.
• Integrating culturally responsive behavior intervention practices into your classroom.
• Building concepts from earlier sessions to learn to implement positive behavior intervention strategies that respect all students.
Participants will receive resources and materials to support their culturally responsive classrooms.
Theses trainings are a collaboration between LWEA, WEA, and the University of Washington College of Education Faculty.

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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April 27-28, 2017

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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 2018 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 Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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Saturday, May 19,

FULL

9 AM—3:30 PM

(Lunch will be provided)

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National Board 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).

Register by contacting Terri Neely at the LWEA office.

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July 30 -
August 1,2018

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West Side Summer Institute 2018

This 3 day summer institute @ Glacier Peak HS in Snohomish is a WEA sponsored event which allows you to earn between 3 - 21 clock hours.  Courses offered in Math, English, Writing, Science, Behavior Modification, Gamification, Culturally Responsive Strategies and more. 

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: YVONNE O’NEILL @ 253-765-7073


 

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