Inclusionary Practice Project & Special Education Support Center

Zoom Webinars

October-December 2021

Registration is a TWO step process:

  1. Register for each course using the link listed here.
  2. Use the registration link in your confirmation email to complete the Zoom registration.

You will immediately be directed to the course Zoom information page, including the link to access the event information to your calendar from this page.

**WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) and Special Education Support Center (SESC) is providing professional development via Zoom. Register for each course, using the link listed for each course. When you register, if you are one of the first 500 participants. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom preregistration link. Once registration is full, the course will no longer be available in the drop down menu. We do not maintain a wait list.  Courses are available to all.  Courses are free. Free clock hours will be provided within 5-10 busines days.

**For questions, registration assistance, or clock hour assistance please email Thera Grady (tgrady@washingtonea.org) or Rosy Wokabi (rwokabi@washingtonea.org)**

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Tier II (6 hours)
    • Monday, October 18, 2021 & Tuesday, October 19, 2021  4:30pm-7:30pm
      • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The integrated instruction and intervention are delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on student need. “Need-driven” decision-making seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate students (schools) at the appropriate levels to accelerate the performance of all students to achieve and/or exceed proficiency. In this course, Tier II of MTSS will be covered, including progress monitoring and data-based decision making.
    • NOTE: It is highly recommended that participants take the “Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Foundations and Tier I” course before taking this course.
  • Self-Care: How to Address and Survive the Daily Life Stressors (1.5 hours)
    • Thursday October 21, 2021   4:00pm - 5:30pm
      • Self-care is often the first thing that gets ignored when life becomes stressful. Taking care of yourself will help you to better care for those you teach. This webinar will help you define and better understand the importance of self-care and become a self-care advocate for yourself and others.
  • Why Inclusion? The Parents' Perspective (6 hours)
    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 & Wednesday, October 27, 2021   4:30pm - 7:30pm
      • This course is designed to help give educators and colleagues purposeful and meaningful perspectives on inclusion from the caregiver’s point of view as well as practical applications using parents’ success stories. The course is led by a team of parents of students with disabilities, including some that are professionals in the field
        of education. The course is designed to help you understand that inclusive classrooms are more than just good practice, but that the concepts and ideas of inclusivity have a large impact on the whole person throughout their lifespan and are part of the evolution of social justice for marginalized populations. It is an invitation for you to become allies in this process of social change.
  • Connection Before Curriculum: Social and Emotional Learning for Students and Staff (1.5 hours)
    • Thursday October 28, 2021   4:00pm - 5:30pm
      • Explore research based programs that educators can use themselves or with their students to set the tone in our
        schools. The idea will roughly follow Maslow's idea that we need to all feel safe to be in the proper mindset to
        teach and learn.
  • One Out of Five - Disability Justice in Action (1.5 hours)
    • Monday, November 1, 2021   Time: 5:30pm- 7:00pm
      • This workshop is brought to you through a partnership between WEA's Special Education Support Center and Inclusionary Practices Project and the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO).
        In 2008, Washington state legislature passed a law declaring October as Disability History Month. Until now, schools have created their own approaches to honor the month. The title of this project is One Out of Five: Disability History and Pride because 1 out of 5 people in the United States has a disability, and this resource is
        designed to celebrate the history and identities within this large and diverse community. One Out of Five was designed by the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) in partnership with two local educators, Adina Rosenberg and Sarah Arvey, as a guide for schools to address Disability History Month.
  • Sensory Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom (6 hours)
    • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 & Wednesday, November 3, 2021  4:30pm - 7:30pm
      • 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.
  • Multi-Sensory Learning Using Arts Integration (1.5 hours)
    • Thursday, November 4, 2021  4:00pm - 5:30pm
      • When students are exposed to the same content in different subjects and through multiple senses, they are able to make connections across the disciplines and from home to school. In this session, participants will see examples of cross-curricular lessons that incorporate science, writing, social studies, music, and visual arts.
        Participants will see and hear examples from the classroom, and they will have an opportunity to immediately apply what they've learned.
  • Section 504 (6 hours)
    • Monday, November 8, 2021 & Tuesday, November 9, 2021  4:30pm - 7:30pm
      • This course will highlight the key elements of Section 504 Rehabilitation Act (1973). Topics include: Federal statute of Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, eligibility for 504 plans, 504’s role in FAPE, roles and responsibilities of providing accommodations, development of planning appropriate accommodations and
        distinguishing the difference between effective instruction and accommodations.
  • Phenomena-Centered Science in your Classroom (1.5 hours)
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021  4:00pm - 5:30pm
      • Centering your K-12 science instruction around phenomena can build student engagement and understanding, even in a virtual or blended classroom environment. We’ll explore key aspects of science instruction, share
        NGSS-aligned resources for the new school year, and consider strategies (like Driving Question Boards) that support science in your K-12 classrooms.
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Tier III (6 hours)
    • Monday, November 15, 2021 & Tuesday, November 16, 2021  4:30pm - 7:30pm
      • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The integrated instruction and intervention are delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on
        student need. “Need-driven” decision-making seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate students (schools) at the appropriate levels to accelerate the performance of all students to achieve and/or exceed proficiency. In this course, Tier III of MTSS will be covered, including data-based individualization and special education eligibility. 
      • NOTE: It is highly recommended that participants take both “Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS):Foundations and Tier I” and “Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Tier II” courses before taking this course.
  • Laying the Groundwork for Social Justice in Our Classrooms and Learning Communities w/Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours)
    • Thursday, November 18, 2021   4:00pm - 5:30pm
      • 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.
  • Special Education Law 201 (6 hours)
    • Monday, November 29, 2021 & Tuesday, November 30, 2021   4:30pm - 7:30pm
      • This course is an extension of the original Special Education Law course and previous participation is recommended, but not required. The course is intended for participants who want to further examine case law and citizen complaints that influence special education practices. Through an in-depth analysis of potential
        violations and outcomes of real cases and complaints, participants will generalize and apply procedural justice to inform practices.
  • Assessments: Formative and Summative (1.5 hours)
    • Thursday, December 2, 2021  4:00pm - 5:30pm
      • We will demonstrate how popular EdTech tools can be leveraged to collect formative and summative assessments to inform instruction. These tools can be utilized independently, or through an LMS!
  • Accommodations & Modifications (3 hours)
    • Wednesday, December 4, 2021   4:30pm - 7:30pm
      • This course provides participants with clarification around the definition of IEP and 504 Plan accommodations, IEP modifications, and specially designed instruction as well as practical strategies to use in the classroom to support all students. The course covers accommodation and modification options, how to select and define
        using data based decision making, and how to ensure compliance through implementation of the IEP or 504 Plan.
  • The UDL Design Cycle; Through a PLC Perspective (6 hours)
    • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 & Wednesday, December 8, 2021   4:30pm - 7:30pm
      • This course is intended for learners who have a general understanding of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Participants will focus on the application of the UDL framework in lesson planning, through the support structure of a collaborative professional learning community (PLC). Learners will examine their mindsets to become more equitable, inclusive, responsive educators, who creates better outcomes for all students.
  • Identity, Mirrors and Funds of Knowledge w/Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours)
    • Thursday, December 9, 2021   4:00pm - 5:30pm
      • 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.

**After each course, in approximately 5 -10 business days, you will receive a course evaluation via email. Once you've completed and submitted the course evaluation, you will receive a clock hour verification form via email. Please check your spam/junk folders for the emails. Use the clock hour verification form to process your clock hours and/or attendance according to your district policies.**