Teaching in a Team: Best Practices to Accelerate Student Learning
September 30 | 4-6 p.m. via Zoom
Presented by WSASCD and led by Dana Richardson, Instructional Specialist, South Kitsap School District, this session is dedicated to best practices in collaborating, planning, and providing supplemental small-group instruction to accelerate student learning and/or ameliorate COVID-19 related learning gaps.
We will dive into a systems approach to partnering with others to support student learning to accelerate learning through collaborative support with a focus on:
• Building Collective Capacity for a Powerful Launch: Staffing, Partnerships, Inclusive Community
• High-Yield Instructional Practices: Structures and Strategies
• Alignment for Acceleration: Complementary Coordination and Communication
Additional details + Registration here
WSASCD + Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) Strong Working Relationships Through Healthy Conflict
October 7, 2021, 3:45–5:15 p.m. via Zoom
When all adults at a school site have the required skills to effectively build strong working relationships, systems experience high levels of staff engagement and outcome measures. These skills, however, require explicit training and leadership to foster and maintain. Adult conflict is natural and high performing teams know how to use conflict to leverage improvement. But for most educators, addressing conflict or tension can be uncomfortable and is often avoided at all costs. When used in a healthy manner, conflict can provide a bridge to open, honest conversations that result in establishing trusting relationships to mobilize effective problem solving. This session will introduce ways to navigate healthy working relationships and help move those challenging discussions to a productive level.
In this session, we will focus on:
• Identifying the attributes of healthy working relationships.
• Strategies for managing healthy conflict that arises amongst all stakeholders.
• Opportunities to address relationships that might need to be reset.
Ways to help school leaders coach and mentor staff to utilize conflict resolution skills with others.
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Washington State ASCD is pleased to present the Spring/Summer 2021 Issue of Curriculum In Context: Where do we go from here? Teaching, leading, and learning after 2020 (PDF)
Professional educators have been adopting and reimagining our work for fifteen months now, and let’s be honest: we are all tired. We’ve seen the public shift their sentiments from the messaging around the heroic educators on the front lines to the selfish teachers who won’t bargain with the districts to get kids back to school. In one particularly vivid mental image, teachers are described as literally blocking access to the classroom door (Will, 2021) while children sob about their remote schoolwork and feelings of isolation. Certainly, some educators and families alike have discovered the benefits of remote teaching and learning, such as the opportunities for individualized pacing and access to content (Tesfaye, 2021). Perhaps unsurprisingly, nothing about the spring return to school seems to be uniform across the country, much less in Washington. [Continue reading Editor’s message]
Presented by WSASCD and Curriculum Associates this session, led by Dr. Gladis Kersaint, will encourage the audience to consider influences on providing inclusive mathematics instruction and interventions needed to provide all students access and opportunities to learn.
In this session we will focus on:
-Why providing inclusive mathematics is important.
-Ways to ensure the needs of all students are met.
-Universal pedagogical practices that ensure all students have access and opportunities to learn rigorous mathematics.
Thursday, May 13 4-5:30pm PST
Details at: http://www.wasa-oly.org/WSASCD_InclusiveMath
Single registration $65
Team registration $199/3 registrations + one free
This professional learning may be eligible for Title I or Title II funding. Please contact your program director for more information.
Survey closes April 16!
Washington State ASCD is looking to our membership for input about the learning opportunities YOU need to support the Whole Educator and Child. Please complete this brief survey. Thank you!
WSASCD and Generation Wellness have partnered to bring you this course for $20 off. Register now to learn new strategies and feel empowered during these stressful times. Sign up and save $20 with this link: https://www.generationwellness.com/wsascd
2 clock hours are available w/ clock hour fee of $6
Here’s What’s Covered in the Workplace Wellness Academy:
Brain/Body Response to Stress
Explore the latest neuroscience and effects of stress and trauma.
Learn simple strategies to self-regulate during stressful situations or traumatic events.
Create a self-care toolkit and resiliency plan.
Energy-Audit and Scheduling
Increase energy through auditing activities, goal-setting, and time blocking.
Create foundational practices that cultivate connection and well-being in the workplace.
Complete the course in 30 days and access bonuses.
The WSASCD awards program is officially open now through April 9th!
Don’t miss this interactive two-part series designed to create a community of learners interested in applying racial equity in the P–12 education system.
This professional learning may be eligible for Title II or Title IV funding. This PL also aligns with the Fundamental Course of Study 06 Equity for paraeducators. Please contact your program director for more information.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Paraprofessionals and classified staff, administrators, principals, assistant principals, and deans of students.
1.5 WA State Approved clock hours, or Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) 06 Equity hours for paraprofessionals, are available for participation for each session with live participation. Attendance will be verified.
Form for group registration
Form for individual registration
If you recognize how the deep roots of systemic oppression, namely racism, impact your work as an educator, this series of professional development is for you! In this series, DOING Racial Justice in Education, we will examine the intersection of your impact as an educator and the deep roots of systemic racism. In both PART A: Teaching & Learning Liberated and PART B: Amplifying & Centering BIPOC Students’ Stories we will address knowledge/mindsets and skills/tools for continually growing as antiracist educators and in our ability to serve all BIPOC students—particularly those who are poverty-impacted and those with exceptionalities.
Register at: https://www.wasa-oly.org/WSASCDRacialJustice