Cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion (CCDEI) standards initiative

In April 2021, the state Legislature passed a bill to ensure every educator in our state is prepared, trained, and equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to create stronger, more supportive student-centered learning environments.

The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) is in the process of reviewing and revising Washington's current educator standards, and ensuring the alignment of those standards with cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion (CCDEI) practices. The revised standards will apply to all educator roles and will be used in the preparation of educator candidates and in professional learning opportunities throughout an educator's career.

WEA offers a host of professional development coureses that meet CCDEI requirements:

  • ELL Culture, Language and Equity for Paraprofessionals 
  • ELL Culture, Equity, Language  -- Closing the Gap
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

Check our Events calendar on the front page for current offerings.