Special Education Support Center & Inclusionary Practices Project Zoom 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 Canvas courses can be found HERE.

Fall SESC and IPP Courses - Zoom

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  • As these offerings are funded through a grant from OSPI, you do not have to be a WEA member to attend.
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For questions, registration assistance, and clock hours assistance, contact Thera Grady or Rosy Wokabi


STEM in Sports: Using Sports for STEM Learning in Your Classroom (15 hours) - STEM

Part I: Friday, October 8, 2021
Part II: Monday, October 11, 2021
Part III: Friday, October 15, 2021
Part IV: Monday, October 18, 2021
Part V: Friday, October 22, 2021
4:00pm-6:00pm

(This course includes 10 hours of synchronous training via Zoom and 5 hours of independent, asynchronous
training (homework)

This course is designed to help you to take the practice of a sport (any sport) and show and enhance STEM
through the lens of sports. The course will shine a light on students who are motivated by sports and show how
STEM can be incorporated into sports activities. This course includes inclusionary practices so that all kids can learn. Universal Design for Learning will also be a part of this course. Course also includes a brief overview of STEM Standards, a few examples then asks participants to address their own standards:
1. NGSS (Science and Engineering)
2. CCSS (Math)
3. Computer Science
4. Technology

Objectives:
> Participants will learn how to build a unit in their content area that features Sports and STEM
> Participants will learn how to incorporate inclusionary practices into their content area
> Participants will learn how to incorporate Computer Science and science into their content areas
> Participants will learn how to incorporate student voice and UDL practices
This training meets the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirements
for STEM (RCW 28A.10.2212).
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Successful Inclusion of Students with Significant Disabilities (6 hours)New icon

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 & Wednesday, October 13, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

Participants will learn why and how to include students with significant disabilities. Participants will examine research around the benefits of including students with significant disabilities in the general education classroom and learn implementation strategies for evidenced based inclusive practices. Participants will be given tools and examples and are highly encouraged to bring their general curriculum or general education unit plans, school schedules, and student schedules to plan for current or future students whom they want to or are currently including, though bringing these items are not required. This course is most beneficial for special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, ESPs (paraeducators) and ESAs (counselors, SLPs, OTs). Participants are highly encouraged to come with their Multi-Disciplinary teams, if possible.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Culturally Responsive Instruction with Music & Movement (1.5 hous)

Thursday, October 14, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm

What does the future hold for our nation’s youth? What do educators envision for students emerging from
schools? We should see our students not only as readers, writers, authors, scientists, and mathematicians, but
also as artists, athletes, and musicians! In this session, participants will explore developmentally appropriate
practices across multiple curricular areas, all through a culturally responsive lens.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Tier II (6 hours)

Monday, October 18, 2021 & Tuesday, October 19, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

(NOTE: It is highly recommended that participants take the “Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS):
Foundations and Tier I” course before taking this course.)

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that
uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The
integrated instruction and intervention are delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on
student need. “Need-driven” decision-making seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate
students (schools) at the appropriate levels to accelerate the performance of all students to achieve and/or
exceed proficiency. In this course, Tier II of MTSS will be covered, including progress monitoring and data-based
decision making.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Self-Care: How to Address and Survive the Daily Life Stressors (1.5 hours)

Thursday, October 21, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm

Self-care is often the first thing that gets ignored when life becomes stressful. Taking care of yourself will help
you to better care for those you teach. This webinar will help you define and better understand the importance of
self-care and become a self-care advocate for yourself and others.

Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Why Inclusion? The Parents' Perspective (6 hours)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 & Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

This course is designed to help give educators and colleagues purposeful and meaningful perspectives on
inclusion from the caregiver’s point of view as well as practical applications using parents’ success stories. The
course is led by a team of parents of students with disabilities, including some that are professionals in the field
of education. The course is designed to help you understand that inclusive classrooms are more than just good
practice, but that the concepts and ideas of inclusivity have a large impact on the whole person throughout their
lifespan and are part of the evolution of social justice for marginalized populations. It is an invitation for you to
become allies in this process of social change.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Connection Before Curriculum: Social and Emotional Learning for Students and Staff (1.5 hours)New icon

Thursday, October 28, 2021
4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Explore research based programs that educators can use themselves or with their students to set the tone in our schools. The idea will roughly follow Maslow's idea that we need to all feel safe to be in the proper mindset to teach and learn.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


SPECIAL EVENT - One Out of Five - Disability Justice in Action (1.5 hours)Special Event 2

Monday, November 1, 2021
5:30pm – 7:00pm

This workshop is brought to you through a partnership between WEA's Special Education Support Center and Inclusionary Practices Project and the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO).

In 2008, Washington state legislature passed a law declaring October as Disability History and Awareness Month. Until now, schools have created their own approaches to honor the month. The title of this project is One Out of Five: Disability History and Pride because 1 out of 5 people in the United States has a disability, and this resource is designed to celebrate the history and identities within this large and diverse community. One Out of Five was designed by the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) in partnership with two local educators, Adina Rosenberg and Sarah Arvey, as a guide for schools to address Disability History Month.

In this 90 minute webinar participants will:
> Reflect on their understanding of disability as an identity and social justice issue. 
> Learn about Disability Justice (DJ) as a framework to discuss disability in schools and communities.
> Leave with concrete tools and next steps of how to integrate DJ and disability history in K-12 curriculum and family and community learning through examples in the One Out of Five Disability History and Pride curriculum.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Sensory Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom (6 hours)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 & Wednesday, November 3, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

Participants will be guided through sensory processing concepts and will learn how to apply and incorporate
these principles immediately into practice in the inclusive classroom. They will understand the importance of
sensory support and physiological needs of students to attain an optimal learning state. Participants will learn
about basic neurological processes around children’s sensory processing and how to identify and apply
strategies immediately to produce lasting results.

Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Multi-Sensory Learning Using Arts Integration (1.5 hours)New icon

Thursday, November 4, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm

When students are exposed to the same content in different subjects and through multiple senses, they are able to make connections across the disciplines and from home to school. In this session, participants will see examples of cross-curricular lessons that incorporate science, writing, social studies, music, and visual arts. Participants will see and hear examples from the classroom, and they will have an opportunity to immediately apply what they've learned.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Section 504 (6 hours)

Monday, November 8, 2021 & Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

This course will highlight the key elements of Section 504 Rehabilitation Act (1973). Topics include: Federal
statute of Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, eligibility for 504 plans, 504’s role in FAPE, roles and
responsibilities of providing accommodations, development of planning appropriate accommodations and
distinguishing the difference between effective instruction and accommodations.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Phenomena-Centered Science in your Classroom (1.5 hours)New icon

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm

Centering your K-12 science instruction around phenomena can build student engagement and understanding, even in a virtual or blended classroom environment. We’ll explore key aspects of science instruction, share NGSS-aligned resources for the new school year, and consider strategies (like Driving Question Boards) that support science in your K-12 classrooms.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Tier III (6 hours)

Monday, November 15, 2021 & Tuesday, November 16, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

(NOTE: It is highly recommended that participants take both “Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS):
Foundations and Tier I” and “Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Tier II” courses before taking this course.)

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that
uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The
integrated instruction and intervention are delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on
student need. “Need-driven” decision-making seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate
students (schools) at the appropriate levels to accelerate the performance of all students to achieve and/or
exceed proficiency. In this course, Tier III of MTSS will be covered, including data-based individualization and
special education eligibility.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Laying the Groundwork for Social Justice in Our Classrooms and Learning Communities with Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours)

Thursday, November 18, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm

Every student deserves the opportunity to be successful regardless of their zip code, the color of their skin, the
language they speak, their sexual and/or gender identity, their religion, and whether or not they have a disability.
This requires us to examine our own power and privilege, drop our egos, commit to removing barriers for all
learners, and treat our learners with the unequivocal respect and dignity they deserve. This session will support
educators called to this task to provide conditions of nurture, challenge each other with radical candor, and be
open to the voices of our learners as we listen and celebrate their stories of self.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Special Education Law 201 (6 hours)

Monday, November 29, 2021 & Tuesday, November 30, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

This course is an extension of the original Special Education Law course and previous participation is
recommended, but not required. The course is intended for participants who want to further examine case law
and citizen complaints that influence special education practices. Through an in-depth analysis of potential
violations and outcomes of real cases and complaints, participants will generalize and apply procedural justice
to inform practices.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Assessments: Formative and Summative (1.5 hours)New icon

Thursday, December 2, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm

We will demonstrate how popular EdTech tools can be leveraged to collect formative and summative assessments to inform instruction. These tools can be utilized independently, or through an LMS!
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Accommodations & Modifications (3 hours)

Wednesday, December 4, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

This course provides participants with clarification around the definition of IEP and 504 Plan accommodations,
IEP modifications, and specially designed instruction as well as practical strategies to use in the classroom to
support all students. The course covers accommodation and modification options, how to select and define
using data based decision making, and how to ensure compliance through implementation of the IEP or 504
Plan.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


The UDL Design Cycle; Through a PLC Perspective (6 hours)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 & Wednesday, December 8, 2021
4:30pm-7:30pm

This course is intended for learners who have a general understanding of the Universal Design for Learning
(UDL) framework. Participants will focus on the application of the UDL framework in lesson planning, through
the support structure of a collaborative professional learning community (PLC). Learners will examine their
mindsets to become more equitable, inclusive, responsive educators, who creates better outcomes for all
students.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Identity, Mirrors, and Funds of Knowledge with Mirko Chardin (1.5 hours)

Thursday, December 9, 2021
4:00pm-5:30pm

Being culturally sustaining means our learners must be able to see themselves in their work. To honor the
identities and experiences of our learners, we must harness Funds of Knowledge and create learning
experiences that are authentic, meaningful, and linguistically appropriate. In this session, we will explore how we
can use the best practices of Universal Design for Learning alongside culturally responsive and sustaining
teaching techniques so that our learners feel like their educational experiences were designed for them.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Special Education Law (6 hours)

Course concluded. Check back for future dates.

This popular and intensive course is designed to provide an overview of the rules and regulations required for
providing special education services. Based on WAC 392-172A and specific court cases, this course provides
the tools stakeholders need to provide compliant services to students with disabilities. Topics include: Free
Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), appropriate student evaluation, individualized education program, least
restrictive environment, parent and student participation in decisions and procedural due process.


Computer Science for Special Populations: Level I (6 hours) - STEM

Course concluded. Check back for future dates.

This course is designed to teach computer science and computational thinking using both unplugged and
plugged activities targeting our special education population for the purpose of increasing student achievement.
The Universal Design for Learning framework will be modeled. The modeled lessons will be designed to cross
content areas and participants will be designing a lesson that can be used in their classroom.
This training meets the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirements
for STEM (RCW 28A.10.2212).


Student-Centered Learning: Providing Opportunities for Voice and Choice (1.5 hours)

Course concluded. Check back for future dates.

Create and present student-centered lessons and empower students through voice and choice as the teacher
co-designs the instructions with them. As every student learns differently, they become educational system
stakeholders, developing a larger buy-in to their own education and contributing to their student achievement
and success.


Computer Science in Special Populations: Level II  (3 hours) - STEM

Course concluded. Check back for future dates.

(NOTE: Participating in our course, Computer Science for Special Populations Level 1 before taking this Level II course is recommended but not required.)

Participants will be designing and modeling CS integration into their current roles as educators with a focus on
careers and we will be taking a deeper dive into CS programs, such as Scratch, MakeCode, Ozobots, Artie, to
name a few. This training meets the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirements
for STEM (RCW 28A.10.2212).
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


Autism 201- Evidence-Based Practices for Learners on the Autism Spectrum (6 hours)

Course Concluded. Check back for future dates.

This course is designed to look at defining and implementing Evidence Based Practices for students with Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across multiple settings. It will include some review of how ASD is defined and
diagnosed. The course will cover the following evidence-based practices and strategies: Visual Supports,
Antecedent-based Interventions, Discrete Trial Teaching, Prompting, Social stories, and Self-Management.
Register: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline


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

Course Concluded. Check back for future dates.

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: forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline