Member Webinars - May through June 2023
The below zoom webinars are available to WEA members! Take advantage of your benefits!
Sensory Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom (6 hours)
Monday, May 1, 2023, and Wednesday, May 3, 2023- 4:30 pm -7:30 pm
Participants will be guided through sensory processing concepts and will learn how to apply and incorporate these principles immediately into practice in the inclusive classroom. They will understand the importance of sensory support and physiological needs of students to attain an optimal learning state. Participants will learn about basic neurological processes around children’s sensory processing and how to identify and apply strategies immediately to produce lasting results.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/VrX4aY
Beyond Intrinsic Motivation: Building Reward Systems (6 hours)
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 and Thursday, May 11, 2023- 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This course looks beyond self-motivation and the innate desire to succeed. It examines the difference between rewards and bribes while taking into consideration the need for all student to feel successful. The participants will compare adult and student perspectives to understand the underlying principles that drive motivation. Using positive behavior supports and these perspectives, the participant will obtain ideas and resources to effectively create, track, and facilitate a reward system within a variety of academic settings to include distance learning.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/qdmqBo
Navigating Your Student Loan Forgiveness Journey May 10th
Come learn the latest news on all of the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programs, lawsuits, repayment options, due dates and much more. If you need a quick update on where things stand and steps you may still be able to take to make certain you are doing all you can to achieve forgiveness, please join us. If you don’t already have an account with the NEA Student Debt Navigator, please log in to www.neamb.com/start and create your account. We will discuss this tool and how it will keep you informed and maximize your forgiveness.
Link for Participants 5-10-23
Direct Registration Link: http://forms.washingtonea.org/forms/pdregistration?cevid=7541
Washingtonea.org Registration: https://www.washingtonea.org/home/events/type/sql/event/7541
Successful Inclusion of Students with Significant Disabilities (6 hours)
Monday, May 15, 2023, and Tuesday, May 16, 2023- 4:30 pm -7:30 pm
Participants will learn why and how to include students with significant disabilities. Participants will examine research around the benefits of including students with significant disabilities in the general education classroom and learn implementation strategies for evidenced based inclusive practices. Participants will be given tools and examples and are highly encouraged to bring their general curriculum or general education unit plans, school schedules, and student schedules to plan for current or future students whom they want to or are currently including, though bringing these items are not required. This course is most beneficial for special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, ESPs (paraeducators) and ESAs (counselors, SLPs, OTs). Participants are highly encouraged to come with their Multi-Disciplinary teams, if possible.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/lL8Rbv
Effective High-Quality PLAAFPs for Strength-Based IEPs (9 hours)
Monday May 22nd, Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th- 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This course is intended for learners who have a general understanding of the elements of an Individual Education Program (IEP). Participants will focus on the application of essential components for developing Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statements to create strength-based IEPs through the support structure of a professional learning community (PLC)/collaborative small groups. Learners will have opportunities to examine their mindsets surrounding equity and inclusive practices. Learners will also develop skills to author effective, meaningful PLAAFP statements for all students with disabilities to help drive student progress. This presentation requires active participation and engagement through small group discussion, chat reflections and discussions.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/G59nrR
Coaching and Mentoring for Universal Design for Learning (6 hours)
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, and Wednesday, May 31, 2023 -- 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This course is designed for coaches, mentors, and teacher leaders that are supporting job embedded professional development in their schools/districts. Participants commit to exploring and filling in their own gaps in skill, knowledge, capacity, will, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence. Coaching is a holistic process, which examines our behaviors, beliefs, and ways of being, both as coaches and the colleagues/learners we work with. Learning is a basic need, and every child can learn. So can every adult. Educators exist to serve students, and should be expected to demonstrate skill, knowledge, self-awareness, and resilience. Coaches and mentors exist to help build these internal resources. When external resources are low, we help educators call upon the internal resources of creativity, will, commitment, perseverance, compassion, patience, and courage. This is NOT a foundational course.
For more information and to register: https://cvent.me/32REYY