Check out and check often our events calendar to see what kind of professional development courses are in the works for WEA members. Please note: Some courses overlap and are open to both certificated and classified members; some have registration fees; others are open only to members in a specific UniServ Council and/or some offer clock hours. Take a look at the various categories below and check the calendar.
Asynchronous trainings: WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project is offering free registration and clock hours for all WEA members for the following courses. The online trainings are asynchronous (self-paced). Courses have wrapped up for 2020-21. Stay tuned for future offerings.
Synchronous trainings: WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project and Special Education Support Center provides free workshops, in real-time, via Zoom. Space is limited in each class to allow for small group discussions and online engagement.
Trainings specifically for our education support professionals: WEA and NEA's ESP Quality Department offer a wide variety of professional development webinars to support the growth of ESPs. NEA also is offering a series of ESP micro-credentials that do not require face-to-face interactions.
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The state Superintendent of Public Instruction's Office, eight of the nine educational service districts and school districts also offer courses for both Washington certificated and classified staff. Visit website for offerings.
NEA Teaching Quality Distance Learning webinars: NEA Teacher Quality offers a webinar series to help educators master the ins and outs of distance learning and early childhood pedagogy.