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WEA-Retired Series 




WEA-Retired Workshop


Get your ducks in a row! Join Soundview Retirees to take part in the annual WEA-Retired Workshop. It is presented by Lois Perkins and team.  This is ONLY for members that are retiring by August 2022. This is a two-part series. 


Register in advancehttps://forms.gle/MRmEL87p8P2cS5Ho7 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


Session 1: October 13, 4-6 pm
Department of Retirement, VEBA, Activating WEA-Retired Membership, and Social Security


Session 2: Oct 16 9a - 3pm
Medical Coverage and Medicare


Center for Educational Quality PD Offerings


Title:  Fall WEA Certification Training Opportunities


WEA is offering a series of Fall trainings to help you navigate your next steps with your certification. All trainings are online, open only to WEA members and provide free clock hours. These are different certification training programs:


  • 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 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Jump Start & Support
    • Multiple events with $20 per event fee
    • Focus on the new MOC process for renewing one’s National Board certificate; relevant for NBCTs renewing their National Board Certificate during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 candidate cycles


All trainings are led by WEA’s amazing 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:


Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

UDL as an Instrument for Change w/Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours) 

If we truly want to be inclusive in our districts, schools, and classrooms, we must proactively plan for student variability and diversity which requires transforming “tried and true” practices to ensure we are meeting the needs of all learners and providing them with opportunities to reach rigorous grade-level standards. In this session, we will explore how we can use the best practices of Universal Design for Learning to create powerful change that inspires, educates and drives students into action. Learn what UDL is and how it can help us design more powerful learning experiences Understand how using UDL best practices can help us create instructional experiences that are more meaningful and relevant to our learners

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

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Laying the Groundwork for Social Justice in Our Classrooms and Learning Communities w/Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours)

Every student deserves the opportunity to be successful regardless of their zip code, the color of their skin, the language they speak, their sexual and/or gender identity, their religion, and whether or not they have a disability. This requires us to examine our own power and privilege, drop our egos, commit to removing barriers for all learners, and treat our learners with the unequivocal respect and dignity they deserve. This session will support educators called to this task to provide conditions of nurture, challenge each other with radical candor, and be open to the voices of our learners as we listen and celebrate their stories of self. Learn how to provide conditions of nurture in the learning environment Dive into how to create a more socially just environment where all learners, regardless of their background, can thrive

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

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Identity, Mirrors and Funds of Knowledge w/Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours)

Being culturally sustaining means our learners must be able to see themselves in their work. To honor the identities and experiences of our learners, we must harness Funds of Knowledge and create learning experiences that are authentic, meaningful, and linguistically appropriate. In this session, we will explore how we can use the best practices of Universal Design for Learning alongside culturally responsive and sustaining teaching techniques so that our learners feel like their educational experiences were designed for them. Dive into the concept of Funds of Knowledge Learn about how to create windows and mirrors for students through our curricular choices and instructional design Examine the role identity plays in learning

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

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