#PD4Educators, Professional Development for Soundview Members


WEA's calendar statewide meetings and events

Asynchronous courses are held via Canvas. Course are free and can be taken at your own pace. Recently added courses include Facilitating Quality Practice, Building Routines for Student Success in a Virtual Space, STEM for Secondary Educators, TPEP 101, TPEP Evidence and Artifacts, and UDL: A Day of Universal Design.

These self-paced trainings are available immediately and need to be completed by June 30, 2021. For a listing of offerings, please visit the WEA web page or download a flier. Clock hours are provided.

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Synchronous courses are held via Zoom. Courses and clock hours are free and open to all educators. Space is limited to the first 500 participants. Click here for a course list offered January through March 2021 or download a flier. Registration is required and once the course is full, the course name will no longer be available in the dropdown menu on the registration page. A wait list is not maintained for these webinars.

For more information or questions about the courses held on Zoom, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence


Center for Educational Quality PD Offerings

Inclusionary Practices: Universal Design for Learning with Katie Novak, Ed.D. (3 hours)

  • Part I: Tuesday, June 1st from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Part II: Tuesday, June 8th from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This two-part introductory webinar is provided, in partnership, with Dr. Katie Novak, Novak Education Consulting. The course covers Universal Design for Learning topics, such as - equitable services, the Opportunity Myth, and MTSS. Katie Novak, Ed.D., is an internationally renowned education consultant, author, professor at UPenn, and a former Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. With 19 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and eight published books, Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership. Novak’s work has impacted educators worldwide as her contributions and collaborations have built upon the foundation for an educational framework that is critical for student success.

Registration is open. Select the event in the drop down menu on the top of the registration page. The webinar is limited to 3,000 registrants. Up to 3 clock hours will be provided. Courses are free. I will be posting our full quarterly Zoom schedule for April – June 2021 on Monday, March 15th.  You can access our current schedule/offerings for both asynchronous and synchronous courses here: https://bit.ly/WEA-IPP


Certification Training Writeup:

Title: Spring/Summer WEA Certification Training Opportunities


WEA is offering a series of spring and summer 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. There are five 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 Information Sessions
    • Free, 2 hour training options to support certificated educators considering National Board Certification process through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • National Board Certification Jump Start
    • $75 registration fee, with scholarship options available; Multiple 3-hour modules over the course of one or two weeks
    • Focus on the four required assessment components; relevant for new candidates beginning the National Board Certification process in 2021-22
  • 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: https://www.washingtonea.org/pd/certification-licensure



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 2020. This is a two-part series. 

Register in advance : https://washingtonea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdOmoqDIsH9eRUiAm5YK362iJXlC-gyEU   
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Session 1: October 29 4-6 pm
Department of Retirement, VEBA, Activating WEA-Retired Membership, and Social Security

Session 2: March 28 4 - 6 pm
Medical Coverage and Medicare