2013 Summer Jump Start Seminars
Registration is now open for the 2013 Summer Jump Start Seminars. Choose trainings from three programs:
- National Board Jump Start (Full Candidacy, Take One!® and Renewal)
- ProTeach® Jump Start
- English Language Learners (ELL) Jump Start
Seminars will be held in both Spokane (June 24-27) and at Summer U in Marysville (July 29-August 1). For more information and to register, go to the 2013 WEA Jump Start Seminars page under the "Learn, Grow, Improve" tab at www.washingtonea.org.
Retirement Planning Seminars
It's never too early to start planning for retirement! Cascade UniServ Council will be sponsoring retirement seminars for our members in 2013-2014. This seminar is designed for union members who are planning for retirement. Seminars are sponsored by WEA-Cascade UniServ Council and are presented by qualified WEA-Retired representatives. We are currently not accepting seminar registrations. Registration information will be sent to you by your local and posted here when it is available (probably Sept. 2013).
2013 Special Education Boot Camp
Registration is now open for the 2013 WEA Special Education Boot Camps. Three sessions, presented by the Washington Education Association Special Education Cadre, will be held this summer across the state.
For a registration fee of $250, participants will receive five days of intense work on special education issues as well as 30 clock hour credits. The camp will provide hands-on training emphasizing the responsibilities of all educators working with students with disabilities. Certificated and classified personnel, general and special educators, parents, administrators and community agency personnel are all encouraged to attend. Get a glimpse of the course offerings.
Put the YOU in Summer U!
Join WEA at Summer U July 29-August 1 at Marysville-Getchell High School. Summer U is comprised of three different colleges designed for WEA members to learn and share best practices and revitalize for the coming school year. Summer U is for you if you are interested in pursuing professional development geared toward becoming a better and stronger educator. It's for those of you who want to develop cutting-edge skills needed in today's chaotic world, obtain college credit or clock hours, and network with educators who share a passion for public education across our state.
What is WEA RA?
It's where members set WEA's direction
WEA is a member-driven, democratically governed organization. Once a year, about 1,000 WEA members selected by peers in their local associations gather for the WEA Representative Assembly, or WEA RA. The 2014 WEA RA is being held April 3-5 in Bellevue.
The annual delegate assembly is WEA's highest policy-making body. The meeting, which has a look and feel similar to a major political convention, provides a forum where WEA members can gather, discuss, debate and vote on the policy decisions that set the state Association's goals, priorities and policies for the coming year.