#PD4Educators, Professional Development for Soundview Members


WEA's calendar statewide meetings and events


Planning for Retirement 


Nov 18 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

WEA's AIG partner is hosting retirement plan webinar on the 3rd Thursday of each month. This webinar covers plan basics for plan 2 & 3 along with PEBB, VEBA etc. If you have any questions or if there is ever anything I can be doing to help out please to hesitate to let me know.


Click here to schedule a virtual meeting or phone appointment 



Educator Self-Care


TBD, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm 


This course helps educators understand vicarious or secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.  Impact from vicarious trauma can result in compassion fatigue, adverse health symptoms, and distract from the overall satisfaction of teaching.  This course will help educators recognize symptoms commonly associated with vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.  Instructors will teach strategies to combat these symptoms.  Objectives:


  • Understanding vicarious trauma
  • Recognizing symptoms of vicarious trauma
  • Practices for self-care
  • Developing a self-care plan


Register online at: https://forms.gle/gVLJ1uPxdSGzbCpHA


Open to ALL WEA members both certificated and educational support professionals.

Dinner will be reimbursed. More info will be available during the course.


Implicit Bias: Introduction and LGBTQ 

Jan 27 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Registration: http://forms.washingtonea.org/forms/pdregistration?cevid=6956

In this course, participants are introduced to implicit bias research, resources, and concepts, including microaggressions and micro-insults. During the other portion of this course, participants develop an understanding of [1] how our beliefs, values, and experiences inform implicit biases related to LGBTQ issues and [2] how our implicit biases and behaviors impact others (students, colleagues, families, etc.). Because student success is dependent on a sense of belonging, participants work on strategies to make the classroom and school system more inclusive. Participants will learn how to help provide students form the LGBTQ community a safe environment to learn with the goal of increasing student engagement and academic success.

This training meets the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirement for TPEP (RCW 28A.410.278).


Culturally Responsive Classroom Management 

Feb 24 & Mar 24 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Register online at: https://forms.gle/gVLJ1uPxdSGzbCpHA

This training helps educators explore culturally responsive classroom interaction practices to ensure that students experience a positive, consistent, safe and equitable classroom. Participants will learn to facilitate classroom interactions that appropriately integrate their students’ culture and family backgrounds for the purpose of increasing student achievement.

This training meets the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirement for TPEP (RCW 28A.410.278).



Center for Educational Quality PD Offerings


Title:  Winter (January-March, 2022) WEA Certification Training Opportunities

WEA is offering a series of upcoming trainings to help you navigate your next steps with your certification and professional growth. All trainings are online, open only to WEA members and provide clock hours. There are five different certification offerings:

  • Certification 101
    • Free, 2-hour trainings to help educators understand the latest state certification requirements for teachers, CTE teachers and Educational Staff Associates (ESAs)
  • Professional Growth Plan (PGP) Support
    • Free, 2-3 hour trainings to support certificated educators to create PGPs for certificate renewal and salary advancement purposes
  • National Board Information Sessions
    • Free, 2 hour trainings to support certificated educators considering National Board Certification process through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • National Board Home Stretch
    • $20 registration fee (early registration), for first time candidates planning to submit components in spring, 2022; provides focused small group feedback sessions to candidates on draft components
  • National Board Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Jump Start (Parts 1 & 2)
    • $20 per event registration fee
    • Focus on the new MOC process for renewing one’s National Board certificate; relevant for NBCTs renewing their National Board Certificate during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 candidate cycles

All trainings are led by WEA’s Certification Cadre and National Board trainers. Trainers are all practicing educators and will support you through a variety of online instructional approaches.  You can learn more about course content, training dates and register here:  https://www.washingtonea.org/pd/certification-licensure   




Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:00 PM-5:30 P

The Why of Learning: The Engagement Network w/Katie Novak (1.5 hours)

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. Dive into the affective network of the brain to better understand what student engagement is Explore how to provide options and choices to our learners to ensure they are interested, motivated, and can persist through challenges Understand the links between emotional regulation and learning

Registration: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

 February 3, 2022 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

The What of Learning: The Representation Network w/Katie Novak (1.5 hours

Rote memorization rarely leads to true understanding. To fully comprehend concepts, students must have access to different forms of media. We must learn to activate background knowledge and teach students how to transfer knowledge from one topic to the next. By doing so, our students will become resourceful and knowledgeable. In this session, we will dive into the UDL guidelines on representation and explore how to use best practices of UDL to improve student comprehension. Dive into the recognition network of the brain to better understand how students learn and comprehend information Explore strategies that can help us remove barriers to perception, language, and comprehension

Registration: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Thursday, March 10, 2022 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

The How of Learning: The Action & Expression Network w/Katie Novak (1.5 hours)

It's all too easy to give the same tests and quizzes to students year after year, but do they truly measure what they have learned? The practice of "teaching to the test" has also become common but when we do this, we miss opportunities for students to learn deeply and find ways to communicate that will help them later as they enter the adult world. In this session, we will unpack the UDL guidelines for action & expression and explore how we can support creative expression, planning, organizing, and goal setting by using UDL best practices for designing assessments. Dive into the strategic network of the brain to better understand how students can communicate and express what they know or can do Define methods for assessing students and supporting their executive functioning

Registration: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Designing a UDL Lesson Plan w/Katie Novak (1.5 hours)

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

Registration: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline