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More opportunities and trainings

WEA's Professional Development Network offers a wide range of trainings and opportunities for WEA members. Find out more below.

  • PLCs

    Professional Development of the 21st Century is changing in dramatic ways in response to an increasing body of research supporting collaborative, process-oriented learning focused on student achievement and improved instructional practice. As a result, many schools and districts are creating Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) across the nation, but few are putting together the necessary conditions required to implement and sustain authentic PLCs.
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  • Education support professionals

    Great public schools require a combined effort by many dedicated people. Education Support Professionals (ESP) are committed, caring WEA members who prepare students for success every day.
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  • State learning standards

    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
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  • Guest teacher training

    Designed to help guest teachers transition from receiving a call to substitute teach to completing the assignment with success, this training is conducted by veteran practicing guest teachers who have successfully navigated issues that guest teachers are faced with every day.
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  • ESSA

    What is ESSA and what you can do to make sure local decisions put students and educators first?
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  • Advocacy and organizing

    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
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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.