Special Education Support Center & Inclusionary Practices Project Synchronous Courses

The Washington EducatiSESC and IPP Logoon Association's Special Education Support Center and Inclusionary Practices Project are offering professional development courses via Zoom (synchronous) and Canvas (asynchronous). Zoom courses are listed below. Information for Instructure/Canvas courses can be found HERE.

SESC and IPP Courses - Zoom

  • Courses held via Zoom in real time (synchronous).Zoom-Logo
  • When you register, if you are within the course capacity for each course, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom pre-registration link.
  • If registration is full, you will automatically be added to a waitlist.
  • Registration is a TWO Step Process
         1. Register for each course using the link listed below for each course.
         2. Use the registration link in your confirmation email to complete the Zoom pre-registration
             You will immediately be directed to the course Zoom information page, including the link
             to access the course. SAVE this information. You can also add the event information to
             your calendar from this page.
  • Courses are free and clock hours will be provided.
  • As these offerings are funded through a grant from OSPI, you do not have to be a WEA member to attend.
  • Please test your computer's video and audio HERE before the course start. Technical assistance will not be provided.
  • Course evaluations will be emailed to attendees approximately 5-10 business days after each course. Once completed and submitted, a clock hour verification form will be sent 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 distrcit policies. 

For question or registration assistance, contact Thera Grady. For questions about clock hours, contact Sheila Beaver.


Behavioral Health Impacts of COVID-19 for Educators & The Back to Classroom THINK Toolbox (1.5 clock hours)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
4:00pm-5:30pm

Dr. Kira Mauseth, from the Washington DOH Behavioral Health Strike Team, will share current youth behavioral health symptoms and how those correspond with the phases of disaster, as well as, the COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox. Participants will understand the mental health impact of COVID-19 on youth, the importance of resilience, and
an awareness of what to expect, as well as understand the value of and how to effectively practice self-care. Participants will also receive tools and resources for teachers, school-wide staff, and families that mitigate the effects of trauma.
Register: 10/5/22


Creating Truly Inclusive Classrooms: Becoming a Circle Maker (8 clock hours)

4 Session Series - All Sessions from 4:30pm-6:30pm:
     ∙ Session 1 - Thursday, October 13, 2022
     ∙ Session 2 - Thursday, October 27, 2022
     ∙ Session 3 - Thursday, November 10, 2022
     ∙ Session 4 - Thursday, December 1, 2022

This interactive four-part series is a must for any educator who wants to learn more about creating inclusive classrooms and schools. Each session includes magical learning experiences with two of the most sought after experts in the field of inclusive education, Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak. During the sessions, we’ll explore the what, why, and how of inclusive learning experiences, gain a deeper understanding of when students learn best, and participants will receive practical strategies for supporting students’ multiple identities and seeing disability as a form of diversity. You will also learn highly effective low and high preparation strategies for differentiating lessons, making curricular modifications, and literally 100s of strategies for adapting and supporting students’ access to the general education curriculum and content. Let’s come together to widen our circles! In this cohort-style series, you will have the opportunity to meet with educational colleagues, learn key concepts, and practice in small groups.
Register: All Sessions (10/13, 10/27, 11/10 & 12/1)


UDL as an Instrument for Change with Mirko Chardin (1.5 clock hours)

Thursday, October 20, 2022
4:00pm-5:30pm

If we truly want to be inclusive in our districts, schools, and classrooms, we must proactively plan for student variability and diversity which requires transforming “tried and true” practices to ensure we are meeting the needs of all learners and providing them with opportunities to reach rigorous grade-level standards. In this session, we will explore how we can use the best practices of Universal Design for Learning to create powerful change that inspires, educates, and drives students into action.
Register: 10/20/22


Youth Mental Health First Aid (8 clock hours)

2 Session Series (5 Date Options) - All Sessions from 4:30pm-7:30pm
     ∙ Option 1 - Monday, October 17, 2022 and Tuesday, October 18, 2022
     ∙ Option 2 - Monday, October 24, 2022 and Tuesday, October 25, 2022
     ∙ Option 3 - Monday, November 7, 2022 and Wednesday, November 9, 2022
     ∙ Option 4 - Monday, November 28, 2022 and Wednesday, November 30, 2022
     ∙ Option 5 - Monday, December 5, 2022 and Tuesday, December 6, 2022

These are 2-day courses for 3 hours each and a 2-hour asynchronous module of mandatory pre-work. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. This course is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better and use their strengths to stay well.

YMHFA is a nationally recognized course that uses a learning management system, MHFA Connect, for your prework, live session, and course completion. After registering, you will receive three emails: the usual registration confirmation, including the Zoom pre-registration link; an invitation to our group and to create your profile in MHFA Connect; and a confirmation you have been enrolled in the course. Please be sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folders if you don't see these emails in your inbox.
Register: 10//17-10/18/22; 10/24-10/25/22; 11/7-11/9/22; 11/28-11/30/22; 12/5-12/6/22