What's happening

  • A conference just for ESPs

    Join fellow WEA education support professionals Oct. 29-30 in a free virtual event focused on professional growth development and issues geared toward support staff members.
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  • Since Time Immemorial tribal sovereignty curriculum webinars

    The Office of Native Education is offering introductory webinars through Dec. 9 to give educators an overview of the Since Time Immemorial curriculum including history and legislation, a guided navigation of the website, lessons and Native Knowledge 360 curriculum developed by the National Museum of the American Indian and other pertinent materials and an opportunity to plan to integrate and implement STI curriculum into your classrooms. Webinars will be held from 4-6 p.m. and two free clock hours will be offered.
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  • Teaching Truth: Educators' Rights

    Educators are experts on making sure our students learn honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and courage to do what’s right. Recent broad-ranging attacks on how we teach and what we teach has created confusion about how we can safely continue teaching accurate and updated curricula to help our students understand our past and present in order to create a better future.
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  • Long-term care insurance

    What does the new Washington state long-term care insurance plan mean for you? With the state’s new program starting Jan. 1, 2022, each of us will have to choose whether to join the Washington Cares Fund, to get private insurance such as through NEA member benefits, or both.
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  • New certificate renewal requirements

    Starting July 1, 2023, all teacher certificate renewals must include at least 15 clock hours of professional development focused on equity-based practices. WEA is among the organizations that will be hosting PD courses that will meet this requirement. The 15 required clock hours count as part of the 100 total hours required for recertification. Because the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has not yet created cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion standards, they will align the current PD to the cultural competency standards. The STEM PD requirement remains in effect as well.
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Washington Education Association stands with those who are courageously fighting against hate, racism and injustice. We recognize that not being racist is not sufficient. We must be actively anti-racist, and we commit to doing so. We prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity and access in everything we do. Curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and changes that need to happen. Learn More
WEA’s Commitment to Anti-Racism