General WEA provided Professional Development can be found here.
STEM Clock Hours PD can be found here.
WEA Certification PD can found here.
WEA asynchronous trainings can be found here.
WEA synchronous trainings can be found here.
WEA Inclusionary Practices and Special Education trainings can be found here.
Upcoming WEA PD can be found below. However, click here for updates and possible additional new courses.
Assistive Technology for the Inclusive Classroom (6 hours)
Monday, April 3, 2023, and Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday, June 5, 2023, and Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Engagement is so much more than interest and attention. Students must be able to persist through challenges, know where to go when they are stuck and self-regulate when they are overwhelmed. In this session, we will explore the theory and practice behind the UDL guidelines for engagement and explore the concept of growth mindset and how it can help deepen engagement.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/324xbK
De-Escalation Strategies for Educators (3 hours)
Monday April 10, 2023, 4:30 pm -7:30 pm
Participants learn to recognize signs of a potential behavioral crisis and intervene to prevent further escalation along the escalation/de-escalation cycle. At the end of this course, participants will be able to: Determine individual student behavior triggers, understand, and describe the escalation cycle, learn strategies to intervene at each stage of the escalation cycle.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/odaxvZ
Universal Design for Learning 101
Monday, April 17, 2023, and Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 4:30 pm -7:30 pm
UDL 101 is an introductory course for Universal Design for Learning. Universal Design for Learning is a framework that eliminates barriers to core knowledge and skill development for all students. Participants will understand the importance of eliminating barriers for all students, understand key components of UDL lesson planning, and reflect on a UDL learning experience.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/ZPVEE3
Strengths-Based Environments FOCUS (3 hours)
Informational session- Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 4:30pm -6:00pm and Workshop-Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Participants will learn about chronic behavior through 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 to 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
Designing a UDL Lesson Plan w/Katie Novak (1.5 hours)
Monday, April 24, 2023, 4:00 pm - 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
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/bMyanA
Special Education Law 101
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 and Wednesday, April 26, 2023- 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Understanding the Federal and State laws for providing special education programs in our public schools is imperative to ensure the compliant delivery of services to qualified students. This course provides an overview of the rules and regulations required for providing special education services.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/1ELgo1
Sensory Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom (6 hours)
Monday, May 1, 2023, and Wednesday, May 3, 2023- 4:30 pm -7:30 pm
Participants will be guided through sensory processing concepts and will learn how to apply and incorporate these principles immediately into practice in the inclusive classroom. They will understand the importance of sensory support and physiological needs of students to attain an optimal learning state. Participants will learn about basic neurological processes around children’s sensory processing and how to identify and apply strategies immediately to produce lasting results.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/VrX4aY
Beyond Intrinsic Motivation: Building Reward Systems (6 hours)
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 and Thursday, May 11, 2023- 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This course looks beyond self-motivation and the innate desire to succeed. It examines the difference between rewards and bribes while taking into consideration the need for all student to feel successful. The participants will compare adult and student perspectives to understand the underlying principles that drive motivation. Using positive behavior supports and these perspectives, the participant will obtain ideas and resources to effectively create, track, and facilitate a reward system within a variety of academic settings to include distance learning.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/qdmqBo
Successful Inclusion of Students with Significant Disabilities (6 hours)
Monday, May 15, 2023, and Tuesday, May 16, 2023- 4:30 pm -7:30 pm
Participants will learn why and how to include students with significant disabilities. Participants will examine research around the benefits of including students with significant disabilities in the general education classroom and learn implementation strategies for evidenced based inclusive practices. Participants will be given tools and examples and are highly encouraged to bring their general curriculum or general education unit plans, school schedules, and student schedules to plan for current or future students whom they want to or are currently including, though bringing these items are not required. This course is most beneficial for special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, ESPs (paraeducators) and ESAs (counselors, SLPs, OTs). Participants are highly encouraged to come with their Multi-Disciplinary teams, if possible.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/lL8Rbv
Effective High-Quality PLAAFPs for Strength-Based IEPs (9 hours)
Monday May 22nd, Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th- 4:30 pm - 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)/collaborative small groups. Learners will have opportunities to examine their mindsets surrounding equity and inclusive practices. Learners will also develop skills to author effective, meaningful PLAAFP statements for all students with disabilities to help drive student progress. This presentation requires active participation and engagement through small group discussion, chat reflections and discussions.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/G59nrR
Coaching and Mentoring for Universal Design for Learning (6 hours)
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, and Wednesday, May 31, 2023 -- 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This course is designed for coaches, mentors, and teacher leaders that are supporting job embedded professional development in their schools/districts. Participants commit to exploring and filling in their own gaps in skill, knowledge, capacity, will, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence. Coaching is a holistic process, which examines our behaviors, beliefs, and ways of being, both as coaches and the colleagues/learners we work with. Learning is a basic need, and every child can learn. So can every adult. Educators exist to serve students, and should be expected to demonstrate skill, knowledge, self-awareness, and resilience. Coaches and mentors exist to help build these internal resources. When external resources are low, we help educators call upon the internal resources of creativity, will, commitment, perseverance, compassion, patience, and courage. This is NOT a foundational course.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/32REYY
For the Certification courses below, please click here: : https://www.washingtonea.org/events-training/pd/certification-licensure/
Teacher Certification 101
Learn about the latest teacher certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, STEM renewal requirement, PGP basics, National Board basics, OSPI eCert platform.
Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification 101
Learn about the latest ESA certificate renewal requirements, policy changes, OSPI eCert platform, PGP basics and ESA professional growth needs.
Educational Staff Associates: School Behavior Analysts, School Counselor, School Nurse, School Occupational Therapist, School Orientation and Mobility Specialist, School Physical Therapist, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, School Speech Language Pathologist/Audiologist
National Board Certification Information Sessions
Explore and learn about the National Board Certification Process and the WEA trainings available to support your National Board Certification journey.
Professional Growth Plan (PGP) Sessions
Learn how to earn 25 clock hours per year for certificate renewal and salary movement.
WEA National Board Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) Training Series
WEA is here to help you maintain your National Board certificate. Our National Board Maintenance Of Certificate sessions will support you in this process.