#PD4Educators, Professional Development for Soundview Members

 

 

Paraeducators Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) Standards are now on-line hosted jointly by WEA's Center for Quality Education and the Action Coordinating Team

Registration for classes is open. Fall Training Series Dates:

  • Equity Part A and Instruction Part A: 10/10 and 10/24
  • Equity Part B and Communications Part B: 11/7 and 12/12

WEA is offering paraeducator members options to complete 14 of the 28 required FCS hours for certification for free!

Classes will be provided on Saturdays (9 AM—1 PM) throughout the entire school year for convenience(If these dates don’t work for you, winter sessions will be advertised in December.  Spring and Summer options will also be available.)

October 10 and November 7    
                           

(FCS 01) PART A: Cultural Awareness and Diversity

Objective:  Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the  diverse backgrounds of their students.

(FCS 02) PART A:Methods of Educational and Instructional Support

 Objective:Participants will learn classroom and building based instructional strategies and supports to assist classroom teachers in various learning environments and with diverse learning styles. This training will also focus on essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment in order to increase student achievement.

October 24 and December 12

(FCS 06) PART B: Professionalism, Equity, and Ethics

Objective: Participants will gain an awareness of the legalities, polices, procedure and practices surrounding discrimination and how to respond to such violations. This course is designed to help foster a learning environment that is unbiased, safe and promotes the academic success of all students.

 It is highly recommended that you complete FCS 01 before taking (FCS 06).

(FCS 11 & 12) PART B: Communications Basics and Challenges

Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment. This course is designed to help enhance collaboration and communication between paraeducators and other applicable stakeholders that will enhance student success and achievement. 

It is highly recommended that you complete (FCS 02) prior to taking (FCS 11 & 12).

 

PD to Support Educators with Distance Learning

WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project is proud to partner with NEA to bring you high-quality professional development specific to remote/distance learning. Courses are free and 1.5 clock hours will be available for each session (at no cost). All courses are held from 4-5:30 p.m. Register early as we only have space for the first 500 participants. To register and for more info go to: https://www.washingtonea.org/we-are-wea/weareblog/post/new-trainings-to-support-educators-with-distance-learning/

  • Screencasting: Loom, Screencastify, Google Meet -- Wednesday, Sept. 30
  • Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Space -- Wednesday, Oct. 7
  • Building Relationships at a Distance -- Wednesday, Oct. 14
  • Providing Accommodations and Scaffolds -- Wednesday, Oct. 21
  • Planning for a Week of Distance Learning -- Wednesday, Oct. 28
  • Differentiating & Team Teaching: Distance Learning Edition -- Wednesday, Nov. 4
  • Building Routines for Student Success in a Virtual Space -- Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • Facilitating Quality Practice -- Wednesday, Dec. 2 

 

Center for Educational Quality PD Offerings

WEA Special Education Support Center (SESC) and Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) are offering online courses and continue to add trainings through December. Click here for more info:  https://bit.ly/3bfETDh

 

Classes for Teachers and CTE Teachers to learn about certification requirements . Click here https://www.washingtonea.org/pd/certification-licensure/ Focus on policy changes, STEM renewal requirement, PGP basics, National Board basics and OSPI eCert platform 
  

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


Retirement Planning presented by Valic

Click here to register: https://my.valic.com/SeminarRegistration/availableSeminars.aspx?csr=KQGvqD4WDArxvY0VSSRaXRWETJWXEtxkP9BZfES2aRs=

Retirement Planning

  • 10/21/2020    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Pacific
  • 10/24/2020    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific
  • 11/02/2020    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Pacific
  • 12/05/2020    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific
  • 12/15/2020    04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Pacific

Your Retirement Plan at Work  

  • 09/24/2020    04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Pacific

You are invited to a Virtual Retirement Planning Workshop to get answers to your important questions:

  • Can I retire early – what are my options?
  • Change to my employment status – what now?
  • Concerned about market volatility in my Plan 3 investments? How much risk should I have?

WA DRS Overview & Retirement Planning Topics:

  • TRS and SERS Plan 2 and Plan 3
  • 403(b) and 457(b) supplemental plans
  • Social Security
  • Retirement Health Care Options (Medicare, PEBB, & VEBA)

 

Early Career Educators NEA MB Series  

 

 

 
Navigating the Student Debt Quagmire and Federal Loan Forgiveness presented by ECE

Oct 21, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Your union is working on several fronts to help with the student loan debt crisis in this country. We want to help you on a personal level to better understand these programs and to move you forward toward forgiveness. Please join us to learn the facts about the current federal loan forgiveness programs (including some of the changes currently becoming effective as part of new stimulus bill) and to gain access to the NEA Member Benefits Loan Forgiveness Navigation tool available at www.neamb.com/start Members with current federal loans welcome, 60 minutes in length. Student members may also be interested. 60 minutes in length

Clikc here to join the Zoom Meeting

 
Financial Essentials; Understanding the Basics of Investing, Saving and Retirement Planning presented by ECE

Nov 7, 2020 09:00 AM

Ever wondered about how your state pension actually works? Learn more about the various plans, the decisions you need to make, how all of that will impacts you today and in retirement. Do not leave your future on autopilot! Take advantage of your association member benefits and manage your financial security starting now. Regardless of how far away or close retirement may seem, this workshop will help you feel better about what’s around the next corner. This workshop can help you better understand:

  • Why you need private savings in addition to your state pension 
  • Your options for retirement savings and why they matter 
  • What you can do to plan for an enjoyable retirement

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting

 

Navigating Student Debt (loan suspension ends Dec. 1st) presented by Early Career Educators

Nov 18, 2020 04:00 PM 

Your union is working on several fronts to help with the student loan debt crisis in this country. We want to help you on a personal level to better understand these programs and to move you forward toward forgiveness. Please join us to learn the facts about the current federal loan forgiveness programs (including some of the changes currently becoming effective as part of new stimulus bill) and to gain access to the NEA Member Benefits Loan Forgiveness Navigation tool available at www.neamb.com/start Members with current federal loans welcome, 60 minutes in length. Student members may also be interested. 60 minutes in length

Clikc here to join the Zoom Meeting