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Professional Learning Opportunities

WEA's Inclusionary Practices Technical Assistance Network (IPTN) combines the Inclusionary Practices Project and Special Education Program to provide professional learning online via Zoom.


Register for each course using the link listed next to the course title. (REGISTER HERE)

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

Courses are available to all. Courses are free.

After completing a course, it will take up to 10 business days to receive your evaluation email. Once you submit your evaluation, it may take up to 3 business days to receive the email containing the link to download your clock hour form. Evaluation emails and clock hour form emails come from tbradley@washingtonea.org via Cvent. Check your junk and spam folders if you do not see our emails in your inbox.

If you have not received the evaluation email or clock hour form after 10 business days and have checked all of your email accounts and spam/junk folders, please complete the following form for assistance: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdtrainingrecord.

For general questions or registration assistance, email Thera Bradley.

If you have questions about special education or the inclusionary practices project, contact Phyllis Campano, Special Populations/Programs Coordinator.

Registration Information

Registration is a two-step process

1.  Register for each course using the REGISTER HERE 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/or reminder emails. You will be directed to a Zoom registration page when you click the Zoom link in these emails. Again, please check your spam/junk/promotions folders if you do not see these emails in your inbox.

Registration information and Zoom links will be sent again in an event reminder email as the course date approaches. Save this information.


COURSES CURRENTLY OFFERED in 2024


F.O.C.U.S. Strength-Based Practices - 4-part Series  

June 18th and 19th, from 7 to 8 PM, and June 29th, from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM. (2 courses back-to-back on the 29th)

REGISTER HERE

F.O.C.U.S. -  Facilitating Opportunities for a Community focus on Understanding Social emotional wellbeing

Participants will understand more about how trauma affects the brain, learn about symptoms resulting from different types of trauma,  and expand their toolbox with supportive strategies. 

  • Identify trauma
  • Learn new strategies for addressing trauma 
  • Become trauma-informed, highlighting trauma-informed care 
  • Understand how strategies can change environments and relationships 
  • Work as a team to develop new approaches based on trauma 

Session Topics Include Restorative and Trauma Informed Practices, We All Need  A Parachute, and Becoming Tiny.


F.O.C.U.S. Series - Trauma    REGISTER HERE

June 18th, 4:30 to 6:00 PM and June 24th 4:30 to 6:00 PM

F.O.C.U.S. -  Facilitating Opportunities for a Community focus on Understanding Social emotional wellbeing

Trauma-Informed Practices and Care:

In this workshop, participants will learn about how trauma affects the brain, the emotional responses to trauma, and effective strategies to respond to trauma triggers. Looking at trauma-informed care, participants will connect principles to meaningful practice. We will take a deeper dive into the learning brain versus the survival brain and how trauma and toxic stress impact everyday life.


SyncUP    REGISTER HERE - Space is limited!

June 17th, June 19th, or June 26th, 2024, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM—Choose ONE date to attend.

SyncUP is a relatively new program to the Brighten Learning Suite. It addresses health and well-being, focusing on supporting students in critical thinking and decision-making about their overall health, wellness, and readiness for a healthy lifestyle. Health and well-being instructional units are organized into five target categories:

  • Emotional Health
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Social Awareness and your environment.

The program is designed for middle and high school students. This training will provide you with information about the program and professional learning related to health and well-being. It includes an educator license and 25+ student accounts to use the SyncUP program for the summer and through December 2024.


F.O.C.U.S. Series - Becoming Tiny    REGISTER HERE

June 25th and 27th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM 

F.O.C.U.S. -  Facilitating Opportunities for a Community focus on Understanding Social emotional wellbeing

Becoming Tiny and Restorative Practices:

This workshop will allow us to look at ourselves as adults and in our positions of authority. Typically, we are the leading presence in the space we share with youth. Feeling small and insignificant is typical for youth experiencing trauma, and shame or for those who are struggling socially and academically. We will also explore restorative practices as a strategy to promote community, safety, healing, and empathy by setting up an effective restorative environment. We will talk about how to set up and implement restorative circles to encourage participation at different levels.


F.O.C.U.S. Series - Strengths-Based Practices    REGISTER HERE

June 28th 4:30 to 6:30 and 29th, 1:30 to 3:00 PM 

F.O.C.U.S. -  Facilitating Opportunities for a Community focus on Understanding Social emotional wellbeing

Strength-Based Practices:

In this professional learning session, participants will learn about the origins of chronic behaviors, how behaviors affect those who engage in them and strategies for strengths-based approaches. We will explore several examples of strengths-based approaches to transform environments, resulting in academic and social success.



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Other useful links:

IPP Asynchronous Courses

WEA Member Trainings

Special Education Support Center

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