Supporting members who advocate and strive to "close the achievement gap" for culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students is a key priority of the WEA and NEA. Check out the variety of WEA training programs dedicated to closing the gap.
WEA training programs
The Professional Development Network was created and shaped by direct feedback from PreK-12 Classified and Certificated members. The goal is to help you easily find and register for clock-hour trainings in high-demand subjects. Learn more about our training programs below.
Understand state learning standards and learn how to implement them in your classroom - you can select from an array of classes designed by and for certificated staff and paraeducators. Courses include:
- Common Core State Standards for Paraeducators
- ELA and Math State Standards Seminars
- Rethinking STEM and Humanities
Trainings are available for WEA members, other school employees and administrators, and parents. Courses provide a comprehensive focus on special education issues and include:
- Autism Awareness
- Behavior Intervention
- Common Core State Standards and Special Education Instruction
- Special Education and the Law
Whether you're seeking certification through the ProTeach process or through National Board certification, take advantage of WEA's high-quality training and support.
Know your rights, use your power. Advocacy and organizing are key to good unionism, and vital to ensuring educator voices help shape school policies. Learn about:
- How to bargain for better working and classroom conditions
- The grievance process and how to guard against contract violations and abuses of power
- Best practices for union leaders
Other training providers
Go to the Other Training Opportunities page to find links to trainings outside of the WEA or NEA. The WEA does not guarantee the quality of these trainings.