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Nov 21, 2019, 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Compassion Fatigue

Cost: $50 includes clock hours

Soundview UniServ Council ( 6132 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood )

Creating a self-care Plan for Burnout, Stress & Compassion Fatigue Receive an overview of these in the education setting. Participants will utilize the ProQOL to do a self-assessment of their levels of compassion satisfaction, burn-out, and secondary traumatic stress. Information will be provided on developing a personal self-care plan.

As part of the Partners in Prevention program, you will get the expertise from the WEA's partner with Crisis Connections https://www.crisisconnections.org/about/

Location: Soundview UniServ Council (6132 Motor Ave SW, Lakewood 98499)
Contact: Renee Verone, 253-582-1822


Dec 2 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 11 2019, 4:30 - 7:30 PM




Course Description

The WEA NBCT Teacher Leadership Academy (TLA) is a unique professional development program designed to support and empower educators to become leaders in their profession, improve student learning and, ultimately, strengthen public education. Through the TLA, a cohort of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) will work together to better understand the role of teacher leadership in public education, examine pressing issues affecting student learning, improve their skills in working with adult learners, and address a problem of practice. NBCTs will also explore key National Board Renewal and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) processes required to remain a board-certified teacher.

The TLA is composed of six sessions, each one designed to lead educators through experiences and conversations that develop their capacity as teacher leaders in three areas: policy, instructional, and association leadership. The course series is grounded in the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) competencies-www.teacherleadershipinstitute.org-and connected the following aspects of the Profile of Professional Growth embedded in the National Board Renewal process -http://www.nbpts.org/wp-content/uploads/PPG.pdf )

Facilitator: Gabrielle Wright, Sumner EA

  • Dates: Dec 11, 4:30 pm – Kick off
  • Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 12, Mar 4, & Mar 18

Registration $70

  • Sign-up online at https://mysoundview.square.site/
  • Includes 18 clock hours with optional clock hours through an additional course:
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Management—Leadership & Engaging Diverse Communities. Register for South Sound Saturday School offered March 21

Questions? call 253.582.1822 x0 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is being offered?

  • Leadership and State Policy Environments
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Leadership and the Power of Communications
  • Leadership and the Union
  • Leadership and International Trends in Education
  • Leadership and Reflective Growth

Why be part of this cadre?

  • Need to renew?
  • Newly achieved NBCT?
  • Conveniently located at Soundview in Lakewood
  • 6 Training Sessions
  • Recognition of Professional Commitment
  • Reasonably-priced


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
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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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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.

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               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

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
Mon Dec 02 @ 4:30PM - 07:30PM
Constructing a Greenhouse for Student Growth
Tue Dec 03 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
SEA Rep Council Meeting
Wed Dec 11 @ 4:30AM - 07:30PM
NBCT Teacher Leadership Academy (TLA)
Sat Dec 14 @ 7:30AM - 03:45PM
Teaching Equity South Sound Conference 2019
Tue Jan 07 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
SEA Rep Council Meeting


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