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  • VEA 22-23 NBCT Foundations

    Sep 24, 2022 9:00am Clock Hours Vancouver
    Meets the requirement of an OSPI-approved NBCT program and for those receiving an OSPI conditional loan. A close examination and application of two NBPTS foundational documents: The Five Core Propositions, and The Architecture of Accomplished Teaching. This course will meet in-person unless COVID regulations dictate otherwise
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  • WEA Eastern/Spokane TPEP 101 Artifacts and Evidence

    Sep 24, 2022 10:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
    This event is for members of WEA Eastern and Spokane. Participants will become familiar with the components of the TPEP 4-tiered evaluation process and learn about updates which enhance professional growth and student learning. Areas of emphasis will include the state criteria, comprehensive and focused evaluation comparisons, and scoring methodologies
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  • Survive and Thrive 2022-2023

    Sep 27, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Poulsbo
    THIS EVENT IS BEING OFFERED TO WEA OLYMPIC MEMBERS ONLY Educators new to the profession (six years or less teaching experience) will learn practical skills that will help them develop strategies to successfully meet the needs of their diverse learners, become an educational leader in their school community, and
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  • Teacher Certification 101

    Oct 3, 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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  • TPEP 101 Artifacts and Evidence

    Oct 3, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will become familiar with the main components of the TPEP 4-tiered evaluation process and learn about updates to the system which enhance professional growth and student learning. Areas of emphasis will include the state criteria, comprehensive and focused evaluation comparisons, and scoring methodologies. This session will demystify the
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  • SEA National Board Cohort Kick-Off Tuesday 10/4

    Oct 4, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Spokane
    This is the first cohort meeting for those doing Components 2, 3 or 4 in SEA's Cohort Support Program for 2022-2023. It will be held at the Spokane Education Association office. Candidates may attend one of two dates for the kick-off - Tuesday 10/4 or Thursday
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  • VEA 22-23 NBCT Component Three

    Oct 4, 2022 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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  • Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification 101

    Oct 5, 2022 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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  • SEA National Board Cohort Kick-Off Thursday 10/6

    Oct 6, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Spokane
    This is the first cohort meeting for those doing Components 2, 3 or 4 in SEA's Cohort Support Program for 2022-2023. It will be held at the Spokane Education Association office. Candidates may attend one of two dates for the kick-off - Tuesday 10/4 or Thursday 10/6
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  • Developing TPEP Student Growth Goals

    Oct 6, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Come learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state. Examine the shifts, including an increased focus on educator reflection, and the role of educator knowledge of students' assets in developing student growth goals. Learn more about the role that student growth plays in a TPEP evaluation. You
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  • WEA - Building Winning Teams Effective Comm Collaboration and Instruction (4hr) 10/8/2022

    Oct 8, 2022 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
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  • WEA - Tier 1 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part A (4hr) 10/8/2022

    Oct 8, 2022 9:00am 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 - FCS02 - Educational and Instructional Support (4hr) 10/08/2022

    Oct 8, 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. Objectives: Identify basic instructional support methods to assist classroom teachers (small group work, one–to-one, computer aided learning programs) Introduce diverse
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  • WEA - FCS01 - Intro to Cultural Identity and Diversity (4hr) 10/08/2022

    Oct 8, 2022 9:00am 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
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  • Professional Growth Plan 1

    Oct 10, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    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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  • National Board Certification - Overview Session 1

    Oct 11, 2022 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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  • TPEP Student Growth Goals Cohort series Part 1 of 3

    Oct 11, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Part 1 of a series of 3 trainings. Please register for all three. Work with a group of educators over three sessions to plan for, implement, monitor, and reflect on a student growth goal-setting process in your own context. Learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state
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  • TPEP 101 Artifacts and Evidence

    Oct 12, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Participants will become familiar with the main components of the TPEP 4-tiered evaluation process and learn about updates to the system which enhance professional growth and student learning. Areas of emphasis will include the state criteria, comprehensive and focused evaluation comparisons, and scoring methodologies. This session will demystify the
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  • Maintenance of Certification Jump Start: Module 1 (Overview)

    Oct 13, 2022 4:00pm
    There is an opportunity for 30-minute Q&A immediately after the online class. 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). MOC Jump Start
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  • WEA - BWT ll-A deeper dive to focus on collab discourse/scenario-based immersion (4hr) 10/15/2022

    Oct 15, 2022 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
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  • WEA - Communicating Effectively with Diverse Students and Families 4 hours 10/15/2022

    Oct 15, 2022 9:00am 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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  • Maintenance of Certification Jump Start: Module 1 (Overview)

    Oct 15, 2022 9:00am
    There is an opportunity for a 30-minute Q&A immediately after the online class.  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). MOC Jump
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  • WEA - Tier 2 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part B (4hr) 10/15/2022

    Oct 15, 2022 9:00am 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
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  • WEA - FCS11/12 - Communication Basics/Challenges (4hr) 10/15/2022

    Oct 15, 2022 9:00am 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) 10/15/2022

    Oct 15, 2022 9:00am 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
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  • WEA - Keeping the Wheels on the Road-Transportation and Student Success 10/15/2022

    Oct 15, 2022 5:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    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
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  • National Board Certification- Standards and Process Session 2

    Oct 18, 2022 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 2

    Oct 24, 2022 4:30pm 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- Support and Next Steps Session 3

    Oct 25, 2022 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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  • Lake Washington TPEP 101--Artifacts and Evidence

    Oct 26, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Open to Lake Washington EA members. Participants will review the main components of the TPEP 4-tiered evaluation process and learn about updates which enhance professional growth and improve student learning. Areas of emphasis include state criteria, comprehensive and focused evaluations, and scoring methodologies. Demystify collecting and providing evidence. For inquiries
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  • Maintenance of Certification Jump Start: Part 2 (Application)

    Oct 27, 2022 4:00pm
    There is an opportunity for a 30-minute Q&A immediately after the online class. 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). MOC Jump
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  • Maintenance of Certification Jump Start: Part 2 (Application)

    Oct 29, 2022 9:00am
    There is an opportunity for a 30-minute Q&A immediately after the online class. 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). MOC Jump
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  • WEA - Embracing Diversity with True Colors (4hr) 10/29/2022

    Oct 29, 2022 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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  • Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification 101

    Nov 1, 2022 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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  • Teacher Certification 101

    Nov 3, 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
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  • Professional Growth Plan 3

    Nov 7, 2022 4:30pm 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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  • Professional Growth Plan 1

    Nov 8, 2022 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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  • Lake Washington EA Developing TPEP Student Growth Goals

    Nov 9, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Learn about the changes to TPEP Student Growth Goals. Examine the shifts, including an increased focus on educator reflection, and using students' assets in developing goals. Learn more about the role that student growth plays in a TPEP evaluation. You will have the opportunity to explore tools and resources for
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  • WEA - ESP DEEPER DIVE Session 1- Data Does Matter The Power of Observation (2 hrs) 11/9/2022

    Nov 9, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Course Objective: Participants will learn why and how to use observational data to build student relationships, and improve behavioral and academic success. Participants will learn educational observational data is: most commonly used method for behavioral science, a scientific tool to collect data –a systematically planned and
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  • WEA - Tier 1 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part A (4hr) 11/12/2022

    Nov 12, 2022 9:00am 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
    Read More
  • WEA - Building Winning Teams Effective Comm Collaboration and Instruction (4hr) 11/12/2022

    Nov 12, 2022 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
    Read More
  • WEA - FCS01 - Intro to Cultural Identity and Diversity (4hr) 11/12/2022

    Nov 12, 2022 9:00am 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
    Read More
  • WEA - FCS02 - Educational and Instructional Support (4hr) 11/12/2022

    Nov 12, 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. Objectives: Identify basic instructional support methods to assist classroom teachers (small group work, one–to-one, computer aided learning programs) Introduce diverse learning
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  • National Board Certification - Overview Session 1

    Nov 14, 2022 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. Audience: Certificated Educators
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  • VEA 22-23 NBCT Component Four

    Nov 15, 2022 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 - ESP DEEPER DIVE Session 2 – True Grit – Rethinking Grit and Resiliency through Equity Integration. (2hrs) 11/16/2022

    Nov 16, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
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  • WEA - BWT ll-A deeper dive to focus on collab discourse/scenario-based immersion (4hr) 11/19/2022

    Nov 19, 2022 9:00am Clock Hours Federal Way
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  • WEA - Tier 2 Behavior Interventions Differentiated For Students Part B (4hr) 11/19/2022

    Nov 19, 2022 9:00am 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
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  • WEA - FCS06 - Equity (4hr) 11/19/2022

    Nov 19, 2022 9:00am 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
    Read More
  • WEA - FCS11/12 - Communication Basics/Challenges (4hr) 11/19/2022

    Nov 19, 2022 9:00am 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
    Read More
  • WEA - Embracing Diversity with True Colors (4hr) 11/19/2022

    Nov 19, 2022 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
    Read More
  • WEA - Communicating Effectively with Diverse Students and Families 4 hours 11/19/2022

    Nov 19, 2022 9:00am 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:
    Read More
  • Professional Growth Plan 2

    Nov 29, 2022 4:30pm 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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  • Getting Started on Your Financial Journey 11/30/2022

    Nov 30, 2022 4:30pm Online
    Getting Started on Your Financial Journey, RIGHT! Many folks are just getting started on their financial journey, or at least just now getting started on the right path. This session will cover the basics like why it’s important to start early, basic investment strategies, understanding the terminology and
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  • National Board Certification- Standards and Process Session 2

    Nov 30, 2022 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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  • National Board Certification- Support and Next Steps Session 3

    Dec 5, 2022 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
    Read More
  • TPEP Student Growth Goals Cohort Series. Part 2 of 3.

    Dec 6, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Part 2 of a 3 part series. Please register for all three parts. Work with a group of educators over several sessions to plan for, implement, monitor, and reflect on a student growth goal-setting process in your own context. Learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state
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  • WEA - ESP Deeper Dive Session 3 – Pronouns Have Purpose (2hrs) 12/7/2022

    Dec 7, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    COURSE DESCRIPTION Pronouns are used in everyday speech and writing. Positive experiences of social gender affirmation are critical to the health and well-being of transgender gender diverse people. Social interactions where a person is addressed by their correct name and pronouns, consistent with their gender identity, are widely recognized
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  • Developing TPEP Student Growth Goals

    Dec 8, 2022 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Come learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state. Examine the shifts, including an increased focus on educator reflection, and the role of educator knowledge of students' assets in developing student growth goals. Learn more about the role that student growth plays in a TPEP evaluation. You
    Read More
  • Professional Growth Plan 3

    Dec 13, 2022 4:30pm 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
    Read More
  • ESP DEEPER DIVE Session 4 – Your Body Talks Louder Than You Do (2hrs)12/14/2022

    Dec 14, 2022 5:00pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    As educators, we spend so much time verbally instructing and directing children. So, it is frustrating when they choose to ignore or not do what we’ve instructed them to do. We need to consider the non-verbal ways we communicate with our students, because that’s one of the missing pieces to
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  • VEA 22-23 NBCT Component Two

    Jan 10, 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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  • TPEP Student Growth Goals Cohort Series Part 3 of 3

    Jan 17, 2023 4:30pm Clock Hours Federal Way
    Part 3 of a 3 part series. Please register for all three. Work with a group of educators over several sessions to plan for, implement, monitor, and reflect upon a student growth goal-setting process in your own context. Learn about changes in TPEP Student Growth Goals in Washington state. Examine
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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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