WSASCD is pleased to introduce Claire Carter, the incoming executive director! In addition to her new role with, Claire is also a clinical instructor for Moreland University, teaching master’s in education courses and supporting student teaching candidates globally. She loves supporting teachers using a strengths-based approach to the inquiry cycle for improving their practice, and therefore outcomes for students. She is thrilled at the opportunity to expand this impact to teachers and their efforts in “promoting promising practices to ensure all students are safe, healthy, engaged, supported, and challenged” in Washington State.
Claire has experience developing and implementing strategic plans at the school level as a principal and at the corporate level in my work as a Customer Success Manager and Professional Learning Director in the field of educational technology and teacher evaluation.As along-time professional in the field of education, she has worked with a variety of organizations, from Boards of Directors, local school systems, and unions. Education is all about building relationships with a community of teachers, administrators, board leaders, and even legislators.
Claire has a deep passion and commitment to teachers and student, and desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others with caring support. WSASCD is so fortunate to have Claire’s leadership to continue the important work and mission of this organization.
As I move away from the WSASCD executive coordinator role, I will continue to champion WSASCD and their mission to serve the Whole Child. Good things are coming for WSASCD members, as this organization will continue to be innovative in serving each of YOU with the Whole Educator in mind. It has been an honor to lead and contribute to an organization that offers valuable resources and programs to support educators across our state. Thank you for this opportunity to learn, teach, and lead!
Washington State ASCD is looking forward to showcasing a school in our state doing exemplary work in support of the Whole Child. We also look forward recognizing an outstanding educator 40 years or younger for the Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA)
The Whole Child Award recipient will receive $500 sponsored by SHAPE WA.
The OYEA recipient will receive $1,000 sponsored by GALE.
Facilitators, Robin Henrikson and Emily Huff, will lean into the work and adapt activities from the book Onwardby Elena Aguilar.
By attending Honoring Emotional Resilience in New Educators: Developing the Habits and Dispositions to Flourish, participants will be able to reflect, celebrate, and dialogue in learning communities. Participate in this learning opportunity to unpack experiences and expectations that will help you flourish as an educator.
Through personal reflection and collaborative dialogue, participants will:
Evaluate your levels of emotional resilience by reflecting on personal and professional experiences over the last two years
Formalize the tools and habits that will enable you to flourish next year and beyond
Formalize some professional and personal goals that align with your values
Identify the personal and professional networks that will help support your continued success
Develop a plan for being accountable to your personal and professional vision
Washington State ASCD is focused on recovery efforts and trauma-invested practices that support a Whole Child approach.
Who Should Attend: First–third year teachers and those who support them.
Whether it’s planning and delivering instruction or just interacting with others throughout the day, every action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate empathy toward your students, your colleagues, and yourself.
Book Study Takeaways Through this book study we will focus on exploring the three types of empathy; and how each intertwine with curriculum, learning environment, equity practices, instruction and assessment, and grading and reporting.
You will gain tips and tools, real-world classroom examples, powerful stories for teaching and practicing empathy.
You will learn what’s possible when you let compassion and acceptance inform all aspects of your daily practice.
WSASCD + Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) Strong Working Relationships Through Healthy Conflict
Wednesday, November 3 3:45–5:15 p.m. PT via Zoom
ABOUT 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.
Teaching in a Team: Best Practices to Accelerate Student Learning
This training has been postponed – thank you for your patience as a new date is being determined.
ABOUT 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