Mercer Island PD Offerings
Here is a link to Mercer Island School District Professional Development
Also, Please take advantage of the WEA website for online trainings: https://www.washingtonea.org/pd/
WEA/NEA Educational Opportunities: Please check these out!
ESP Professional Growth Opportunities:
1) Paraeducator Certificate Program
2) NEA ESP Professional Growth Opportunities
4) Social Emotional Learning Courses (SEL) LINK for information
NEA is offering its members an opportunity to re-energize and enroll in virtual social-emotional learning (SEL) courses to learn how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. NEA's SEL courses offer a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other―children and adults alike.
5) Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB):
As educators, we do our best work when we’re providing each student with the tools and resources they need to learn and thrive. That’s why, starting July 1, 2023, all teacher certificate renewals must include at least 15 clock hours of professional development focused on equity-based practices. WEA is among the organizations that will be hosting PD courses that will meet this requirement. The 15 required clock hours count as part of the 100 total hours required for recertification. Because the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has not yet created cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion standards, they will align the current PD to the cultural competency standards. The STEM PD requirement remains in effect as well. More information is available on the PESB website.
If you have questions, please reach out to PESB at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL WEA offered PD Courses
WEA has a variety of online trainings in to help you navigate your next steps with your certification. These trainings are free, open only to WEA members and offer free clock hours. There are a range of offerings for certificated educators to examine the latest certification and renewal requirements in place. In the Professional Growth Plan (PGP) series, participants learn how to create PGPs for certificate renewal, salary advancement and meeting the STEM certificate renewal requirement. In the National Board Information Session, participants explore the certification process, Washington incentives and candidate support options. To learn more about courses and to register, go to https://www.washingtonea.org/pd/certification-licensure
School-based Professional Development
Gender Spectrum has helped create gender-inclusive environments in school districts and communities across the country. Learn about our school-based professional development services and continue or get started on your journey to gender-inclusion today!