Inclusionary Practices Zoom Courses 

WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) and Special Education

Support Center (SESC) provides 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 10 business days to receive the link to download your clock hour form.

Evaluation emails and clock hour form emails come from via 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: or email Sheila Beaver.

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

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


PD 4 Paras - Winter 2023 (14.5 hours) |  REGISTER HERE

January 25th     February 15th      March 8th     March 22nd 

This asynchronous and live four-part series was designed specifically for paraprofessionals! 

For PreK-12 paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, and one-on-one aides. And you read it right; it’s for PreK through 12th grade. ALL really does mean all. 

The series includes sessions about going beyond the label, helping kids become independent, decoding the ABCs of the IEP, and dealing with big emotions. In addition to the on-demand four-part series, there will be three 1.5-hour and one 2-hour live virtual sessions to come together, reflect, and discuss the on-demand content.

  • Please click the registration link to learn more.

 Zooming In and Out on Inclusionary Practices with Dr. Shelley Moore and Katie Novak (6 hours)  Open to all, including parents, community members, and educators. |  REGISTER HERE

Three part series: January 11th, February 6th, March 27th, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

In order for inclusion to be fully realized, there is critical systems change/complex change work that needs to be done (zooming out).

This includes both strategies and vision for what a newly designed inclusive and equitable system looks like. What are all the systemic pieces needed as a part of a UDL approach?

In this series, every time Katie zooms out, Shelley will zoom in with a specific story about what this looks like, sounds like, and feels like for an individual student. Shelley will share stories that help us imagine the impacts of this system on individual students and families supported by this work.

  • Please click the registration link to learn more.

Effective High-Quality PLAAFPs for Strength-Based IEPs (9 hours) | -TBD

 May 22, 23, and 24th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM

This course is intended for learners who have a general understanding of the elements of an Individual Education Program (IEP). Participants will focus on the application of essential components for developing Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statements to create strength-based IEPs through the support structure of a professional learning community (PLC)/small collaborative groups. Learners will have opportunities to examine their mindsets surrounding equity and inclusive practices.

  • Please click the registration link to learn more.

Data Collection for Progress Monitoring (6 hours) | REGISTER HERE

March 14th and 15th, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM

This course will give a deeper understanding of measurable data and an ability to identify subjective parameters - academic and behavior data collection. Participants will practice working with each of the outlined methods and writing newly data-informed goals based on previous methods.

  • Please click the registration link to learn more.

Restorative FOCUS (3 hours) by Brighten Learning | REGISTER HERE 

Informational Session: March 9th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Workshop Session: April 5th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Participants will learn how to use restorative practices and restorative circles in effective ways, creating environments to promote community, safety, healing, and connectedness.

  • Trace the history of and current restorative practices
  • Identify how restorative practices are implemented with groups
  • Learn new strategies related to restorative circles
  • Discuss how restorative environments can make a different
  • Share ideas for facilitating restorative circles and making restorative practices a baseline for building and maintaining positive relationships.

Please click on the registration link to learn more

Assistive Technology - Parent and Paraeducator Roles (3 hours) | TBD

We're looking at dates to offer this course. TBD

Assistive Technology (AT) can play a vital role in student success by reducing barriers to participation and learning. Successful AT implementation requires a team approach and participants in this course focus on parent and paraeducator roles in the process. Case studies illustrating how parent and paraeducator participation in AT implementation can impact student achievement are discussed. 

Participants will: 

  • Be introduced to AT tools and resources.
  • Learn about AT legal mandates in IDEA, 504, and ADA
  • Understand the basics of AT consideration and assessment processes
  • Review the components of a successful implementation plan
  • This training meets the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirements for TPEP (RCW 28A.410.278).

Please click the registration link to learn more.

De-Escalation Strategies (3 hours)  REGISTER HERE

March 21st from 4:30 to 7:30 PM

Participants will learn basic principles of behavior

Participants will identify stages of behavior and ways to strengthen their responses at each stage while maintaining student dignity

Participants will become familiar with the Escalation/De-Escalation Cycle.

  • Please click on the registration link to learn more.

Strengths-Based Environments FOCUS (3 hours) by Brighten Learning | REGISTER HERE

Informational Session: April 19th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Workshop Session: May 17th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Participants will learn about chronic behavior by understanding where it stems from, how to address it, and, most importantly, how to create strengths-based environments to eliminate or help to improve negative outcomes.

  • Identify chronic behaviors and where they originate
  • Understand the background of behaviors related to trauma, shame,
  • and negative messaging
  • Learn strategies to build a strengths-based environment
  • Discuss the importance of hope, optimism, and believing in others
  • Support the transformation to strengths-based approaches

Please click on the registration link to learn more.

Designing a UDL Lesson Plan with Katie Novak (1.5 hours) | REGISTER HERE

April 24th from 4:00 to 5:30 PM

As educators, we want to encourage our students to make choices, take risks, and learn from their mistakes. To get started with implementing UDL, we must model this practice and understand that every trial won’t be a success. In this session, we will unpack lesson plans, dive into universally designed learning strategies, and discuss tools and scaffolds that can support you on your UDL implementation journey.

  • Understand how a UDL lesson plan is organized and what components should be included
  • Demonstrate how to unpack and “UDLify” a lesson plan
  • Explore how to identify barriers in lesson design and instruction and how to provide standards-aligned options and choices to help learners overcome barriers

Please click on the registration link to learn more.

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

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. Many spots are still available. (1-28-23)

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