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WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) and Special Education Support Center (SESC) are providing professional development online via Zoom.

Register for each course using the link listed next to the course title.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom registration link.

Courses are available to all. Courses are free.

After the completion of a course, it will take up to 3 business days to receive your evaluation. Once you submit your evaluation, it will take up to 7 business days to receive the link to download your clock hour form.

Evaluation emails and clock hour form emails come from tgrady@washingtonea.org or Cvent. 

After 10 business days, if you do not receive the emails and you have checked all of your email accounts and spam/junk folders, please complete the following form for assistance: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdtrainingrecord or email Sheila Beaver.

For questions, registration assistance, or clock-hour assistance, email Thera Grady.

Contact Phyllis Campano, Special Populations/Programs Coordinator, for questions regarding Special Education or the Inclusionary Practices Project.

Registration Information

Registration is a two-step process

1.      Register for each course using the link next to the course title (Registration - via Cvent).

2.      You will receive the link(s) to access the training and materials (if applicable) in the confirmation and reminder emails. When you click on the Zoom link, you will be directed to a Zoom registration page.

Registration information will be sent in a confirmation email and or an event reminder email as well. Save this information. 


Creating Truly Inclusive Classrooms (8 hours) | Registration

  • Session 1: Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    • What, why, and how to truly include all learners through low-prep differentiation
  • Session 2: Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    • How to truly include all learners through high-prep differentiated instruction
  • Session 3: Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    • How to reframe misbehavior as stress behavior to ensure students feel safe and seen even while teaching
  • Session 4: Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    • How to support students with challenging behavior to ensure they feel soothed and secure even when experiencing big emotions

This interactive four-part series is a must for any educator who wants to learn more about creating inclusive classrooms and schools. Each session includes magical learning experiences with two of the most sought-after experts in the field of inclusive education, Dr. Julie Causton, and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak. During the sessions, we’ll explore the what, why, and how of inclusive learning experiences and gain a deeper understanding of when students learn best.

Participants will receive practical strategies for supporting students’ multiple identities and seeing disability as a form of diversity. You will also learn highly effective low and high preparation strategies for differentiating lessons, making curricular modifications, and literally 100s of strategies for adapting and supporting students’ access to the general education curriculum and content. Let’s come together to widen our circles!

In this cohort-style series, you will have the opportunity to meet with educational colleagues, learn key concepts, & practice in small groups.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to...

  • To understand the what, why, and how of inclusive education
  • To gain practical strategies for creating differentiated and inclusive lessons
  • To know when and how to make curricular modifications
  • To move from compliance to compassion when supporting students with behaviors that are challenging

Youth Mental Health First Aid (8 hours) Registration

  •  Monday, November 28, 2022, and Tuesday, November 30, 2022, from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM
  •  Monday, December 5, 2022, and Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better and use their strengths to stay well.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
  • Understand information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
  • Explore a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
  • Identify where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.

The Social Express (3 hours) | Registration

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM

The Social Express is a high-quality, animated, research-based, interactive program that allows children and young adults an opportunity to learn and practice skills needed to help them develop meaningful relationships and successfully navigate our social world. We will explore the basic foundations of social-emotional learning (SEL), with a focus on how SEL supports inclusion and strengths-based environments. Through the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) components of SEL, we will take a closer look at the importance of building a strong, equitable base of emotional intelligence so that academic achievement is attainable. The goal for this presentation component is to support you in implementing an explicit social skill development program by providing strategies and practices that will make a difference in everyone’s experience.

Each attendee will receive a FREE Teacher Account and 5 Student Accounts from now until the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Each session is limited to 25 participants.

Teen Career Path (3 hours-STEM) | Registration

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM

Teen Career Path (TCP) is a life skill and career readiness program with 23 careers covering 15 career sectors. In this professional development, you will learn about how the TCP interactive video game experience and career readiness curriculum can meet the needs of all students, especially students with disabilities, in both special education and general education. You will explore the 6 essential skill areas that encompass the program and the lessons within each skill area. The skill areas include self-awareness, communication, community, employment, home, and finances. The program is designed to meet the needs of all students, especially students with disabilities, in grades 6-12 for general education and special education students. The program also allows teachers and case managers information to develop Individualized Transition Plans (ITP).

Each attendee will receive a FREE Teacher Account and 5 Student Accounts from now until the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Each session is limited to 25 participants.

Special Education Law for Paraeducators (6 hours) Registration

New dates are coming soon

In this course, participants will review the definition of the paraprofessional and the qualifications needed to perform this job. They will navigate through the beginning of special education law and many components that are utilized by paraeducators to effectively support students and staff in instruction and data collection. Finally, participants will apply knowledge to understand power struggles, escalation cycles, behavior intervention plans (BIP), and how these elements contribute to safety in the work environment.

Assistive Technology in the Inclusive Classroom (6 hours) Registration 

Monday, November 14th, and Wednesday, November 16th, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM

This course is designed to give an overview of Assistive Technology and how it can be used in the inclusive classroom as well as in the greater community.

We will cover the definition of Assistive Technology along with myths about AT. We will also give examples of accommodations and modifications as they relate to AT in a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

It is our hope that you will come away with a greater knowledge of a variety of AT and how it can have a positive impact in building more inclusive classrooms and, ultimately, society.

Participants will be able to…

  • -Define and describe Assistive Technology and how it differs from Augmentative & Alternative Communications (AAC)
  • -Debunk AT myths
  • -Articulate ways to collaborate with teams to use AT to create a more inclusive classroom
  • -State examples of inclusive Assistive Technology curriculum ideas and strategies.

Laying the Groundwork for Social Justice in Our Classrooms and Learning Communities w/Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours) | Registration

Monday, November 21, 2022, from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Every student deserves the opportunity to be successful regardless of their zip code, the color of their skin, the language they speak, their sexual and/or gender identity, their religion, and whether or not they have a disability. This requires us to examine our own power and privilege, drop our egos, commit to removing barriers for all learners, and treat our learners with the unequivocal respect and dignity they deserve. This session will support educators called to this task to provide conditions of nurture, challenge each other with radical candor, and be open to the voices of our learners as we listen to and celebrate their stories of self.

  • Learn how to provide conditions of nurture in the learning environment
  • Dive into how to create a more socially just environment where all learners, regardless of their background, can thrive

Identity, Mirrors, and Funds of Knowledge with Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours) Registration

December 15th, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Being culturally sustaining means our learners must be able to see themselves in their work. To honor the identities and experiences of our learners, we must harness Funds of Knowledge and create learning experiences that are authentic, meaningful, and linguistically appropriate. In this session, we will explore how we can use the best practices of Universal Design for Learning alongside culturally responsive and sustaining teaching techniques so that our learners feel like their educational experiences were designed for them.

  • Dive into the concept of Funds of Knowledge
  • Learn about how to create windows and mirrors for students through our curricular choices and instructional design
  • Examine the role identity plays in learning

Inclusive Schooling Summer Leadership Institute 2022 (No clock hours) | Registration

On-Demand Content Only - Registration is open until we fill 1500 spots. This is not a live session. On-Demand only.

The Inclusive Schooling Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is a virtual, three-day, mind-blowing experience specifically for educational leadership and teams doing the work to create inclusive school systems. If you are seeking inspiration, tools, and resources to support inclusion, we invite you to join us! WEA's Special Education Support Center and Inclusionary Practices Project, in partnership with Inclusive Schooling, will cover the costs for 1,500 educators (teachers, ESAs, ESPs, administrators, families, community partners, WEA staff, etc.) to attend and register through WEA. Clock hours will not be provided.

  • Speakers and Presenters Include:
    • Inclusive Schooling Co-founders Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
    • Judy Heumann, Disability Advocate, Session Title: How to be a Badass Revolutionary for School Inclusion and Disability Rights
    • Shelley Moore, Speaker, Writer, Storyteller, Session Title - Access and Challenge: Scaffolding learning to support curricular progress for all students
    • Karamo Brown, Host of Queer Eye, Session Title: Making Your Mark In The World: Creating Change
    • And More!
  • Attendance includes:
    • Tangible tools and support so you can enact real change
    • A positive, supportive community of like-minded educators from around the world

When you register (via our Cvent link below), you will receive a confirmation of your registration with the link to access Inclusive Schooling content. For free registration, you must register through WEA using the link below. Clock hours are NOT provided. Registration will stay open until 1500 spots are filled.

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