Where do we go from here? Teaching, leading, and learning after 2020

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]


REGISTER TODAY! WSASCD + Curriculum Associates: Inclusive Math Instruction w/ Dr. Kersaint

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.

We want to hear from YOU!

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!

Generation Wellness | Workplace Wellness Academy

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.

Emotional First-Aid

Learn simple strategies to self-regulate during stressful situations or traumatic events.

Self-Care Practices

Create a self-care toolkit and resiliency plan.

Energy-Audit and Scheduling

Increase energy through auditing activities, goal-setting, and time blocking.

Workplace Wellness

Create foundational practices that cultivate connection and well-being in the workplace.


Complete the course in 30 days and access bonuses.

EQUITY 101 w/Jahmad Canley -Potential Unleashed

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.

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

DOING Racial Justice in Education!

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

Allison Rodman @The Learning Loop

Tool up for this school year with Allison Rodman and this amazing series of PD to support the adult learner & leader in a virtual world!

9/12 @9-10:30a PT :Facilitating Powerful Conversations in Virtual Spaces

9/19 @9-10:30a PT :Monitoring Learning Progress in Virtual Spaces

10/3@ 9-10:30am PT :Crafting Space: An Introduction to Facilitating Effective Virtual Professional Learning

Details & Registration: https://wsascd.org/workshops-and-conferences/