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Oct 17 2019, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Relationships Reframe Regulation

Location: Soundivew ( 6132 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood )

In this course, participants practice neuro-centric strategies that build student confidence and promote trust. Multiple co-regulation and self-regulation strategies that lead to strong relationships between students and teachers and para-educators, as well as among students and their peers, are discussed. These strategies help grow strong, caring and supportive relationships with students who are dysregulated. The foundations of neuroscience in learning are woven throughout the course as participants explore innovative instructional strategies and why they work.

This is the first offering of the series: The Discipline Mindset: Self-regulation through teaching Session 1: Relationships Reframe Regulation Session 2: Constructing a greenhouse for student growth Session 3: Why are you doing that? (Addressing students' lagging skills) 




 Oct. 18 2019, 5:00 PM - Oct. 19 2019, 3:00 PM (only offering this school year, sign up today!)


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FULL     Call 253-241-1717 to be put on the waitlist



WEA-Retired Workshop

Soundview UniServ Council ( 6132 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood )

Hosted by Soundview & Presented by the WEA-Retired Team Registration deadline: Oct 11. This workshop is for union members who are ready to start planning for retirement. Here’s what they will cover: Social Security; Medicare; Healthcare; Long Term Care; VEBA; Financial Planning; Estate Planning; Deferred Comp; Staff Retirement & more! Cost: $20 per member. Payment is due upon registration. Fee covers trainers, materials and meals: dinner on Friday along with breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Note: Don’t wait too long to RSVP. This workshop is limited to only 25 people and has been very popular with members.



Dec 4 2019, 4:30 - 7:30 PM


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Constructing a greenhouse for student growth

Soundview UniServ Council ( 6132 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood )

Creating a space for optimal growth and achievement for each and every one of our students often means incorporating more than an environment that works for "most students." Have you had experience with students who have a hard time getting started on a task? Or a student who gets started but never turns anything in? Students who seem to do what it takes to escape the classroom through unexpected behaviors, or refusal? Many students need a change in their environment through predictable structures and cognitive rehearsal. Learn how to make things more concrete and predictable for students, increasing independence and student success.



Dec 14, 2019, 7:30 AM 3:45 PM


Teaching Equity South Sound Conference 2019

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood 98498

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Knight

Wellness and Equity: A Self-care plan for educators who serve and teach through an equitable lens

$75 for General Registration | $15 for Student Registration 

6 Clock Hours included

AGENDA & REGISTRATION online: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egj3r9yb6f4a8b2f&llr=qmzqlrqab 


JAN. 23 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Soundview UniServ Council, (6132 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood 98499)

Questions about Parental Leave? Do you know the law around taking the time you need to welcome a new baby to the family? Are you considering starting a family? If yes, then this info session is for you! Are you expecting a baby? Thinking about expecting? SEA has invited SHSD to work together and host an informational meeting to help you plan for the big event. This informational meeting will give you a general overview of the maternity/parental leave process, the steps you need to know and how the leave entitlements work together. You’ll have a chance to connect names with faces and to leave with materials in your hands to help you plan. Refreshments provided by your Union!



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We Say ... You have the right to stand up without retribution to poor working conditions




Collective bargaining has always been the bedrock of the American labor movement. I hope that you will continue to anchor your movement to this foundation. Free collective bargaining is good for the entire Nation. In my view, it is the only alternative to State regulation of wages and prices - a path which leads far down the grim road of totalitarianism. Those who would destroy or further limit the rights of organized labor - those who would cripple collective bargaining or prevent organization of the unorganized - do a disservice to the cause of democracy.

John F. Kennedy 


               The collective bargaining agreement, or contract, establishes the rights and working conditions (including pay) for the members of CPEA, ESPCP, SCEA, SEA, UPCA, UPEA, and UPOP. Collective bargaining is the process used by the members of ESPCP to advocate for improved working conditions, fair wages, and to set limits on the power of the employer to act without representation.

      The power of collective bargaining is the power of the group to take united action. One employee has little power or influence and can easily be dismissed as a complainer or malcontent. Together, speaking with one voice at the bargaining table, ESPCP can promote the common interests and ideas of all members to address workplace issues.
     Through collective bargaining, you have the protection of due process and the ability to use the grievance process in situations where a supervisor or the employer acts unfairly or arbitrarily. Collective bargaining increases the wages and hours of employees in the bargaining unit. Over the last five years wages in our classified units have increased more than 25% on average. These are real gains for members worth thousands of dollars each year and would not have been possible without collective bargaining.
     In addition, member issues that involve potential loss of hours, layoff, transfer, and evaluation can all be addressed using the collective bargaining agreement, and the contract language providing employee protection is reinforced and improved as part of the bargaining process.
     The contractual agreement between the your local union and the District provides a venue for members of the bargaining unit to meet management as equals and stand up for the rights of workers to be treated with the respect they deserve, the respect they earn doing the important work that is necessary in providing a quality education of the students they serve.

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Latest Events

Fri Oct 18 @ 4:30PM - 03:00PM
#PD4Educator WEA Retirement Workshop
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#PD4Educator WEA Retirement Workshop
Tue Nov 05 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
SEA Rep Council Meeting
Thu Nov 21 @ 4:30PM - 07:30PM
Compassion Fatigue
Fri Nov 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Bargaining Conference
Fri Nov 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Bargaining and Beyond Conference
Sat Nov 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Bargaining Conference
Sat Nov 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Bargaining and Beyond Conference
Tue Dec 03 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
SEA Rep Council Meeting
Wed Dec 04 @ 4:30PM - 07:30PM
Constructing a Greenhouse for Student Growth


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