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 currently offering both sychronous and asynchronous courses online. Synchronous (Zoom) courses are listed below. Asynchronous (Canvas) courses can be found HERE.

Summer SESC and IPP Courses - Zoom (Synchronous)

  • Courses held via Zoom in real time (synchronous).Zoom-Logo
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  • Courses are free and clock hours will be provided.
  • Since courses are provided in real-time, live, and include small group discussions and opportunities for engagement, course capacity is limited to 500 registrants. 
  • 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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  • 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 questions about the sychronous courses held via Zoom, contact Annie Lamberto or Rosy Wokabi

Coaching and Mentoring of Inclusionary Behavioral Strategies (6 Hours)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 & Wednesday, July 14, 2021

(NOTE: This course is designed for coaches, mentors, and teacher leaders that are collaborating with classroom
educators, providing job-embedded professional development.)

Educational Leaders will evaluate the lenses of themselves and their colleagues that limit student behavioral
change as well as reinforce systemic and historically exclusionary practices. They will identify frameworks that
will help to cultivate alternative lenses from which to view behavioral approaches. They will look at ways to
coach teachers for lasting and equitable change by applying high leverage practices and other research-based
methodology. This course is for those who already have a basic understanding of: growth mindset, implicit bias, ACEs,
restorative practices, PBIS, and functional analysis of behavior. We recommend you take the foundational
course before the coaching and mentoring version where time is spent introducing these concepts.
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy for Learning (1.5 hours)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Students faced a perfect storm of traumatic events including a nationwide pandemic, economic instability, racial
unrest over police killings, months of anxiety and isolation caused by school and community shutdowns, family
illness, bullying, anxiety, and more. Educators will engage in conversation about the social and emotional
impacts of trauma on our students and their learning, identify the signs of trauma, and how to address the
underlying needs of our students. This course is provided through a partnership with the National Education
Association (NEA).
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Autism 101: Understanding, Diagnosis, Characteristics, and Classroom Strategies (6 hours)

Monday, July 19, 2021 & Tuesday, July 20, 2021

An introductory course defining autism and characteristics of autism. This presentation also introduces teaching
strategies, on an introductory level, that can be implemented in a general education classroom as well as special
education classroom.
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Coaching and Mentoring for Specially Designed Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (6 Hours)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 & Wednesday, July 21, 2021

This course is designed for coaches, mentors and teacher leaders who support educators in inclusive settings.
These leaders will learn how to guide educators through the process to develop and implement Specially
Designed Instruction (SDI). Through the use of High Leverage Practices (HLP) and other methods, leaders will be
able to support educators through courageous conversations to ensure the success of all students.
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

RE-Imagining Relationships: Returning and Engaging in the Classroom (1.5 hours)

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Student engagement remains a top priority for teachers as we welcome students back into the traditional
classroom. Teachers will use this session to develop or improve on SEL and safe space practices. With an
emphasis on communication and practices building empathy, participants will work to improve their EQ within
themselves and within their instructional practice. Building relationships and making connections is critical in
these unprecedented times, and by doing so we can increase student engagement in rigorous curricular lessons.
*This webinar leverages breakout rooms and digital collaboration This course is provided through a partnership
with the National Education Association (NEA).
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Behavior Intervention Strategies to Support Students through Inclusive Practices (9 hours)

Monday, July 26, 2021, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 & Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Participants will be cultivating a growth mindset when working with students with social, emotional, and
behavioral needs. They will learn about the different lens of behavior and high leverage practices for supporting
students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs in inclusive classrooms. They will identify the root causes
and different functions of behavior.
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Data-Driven Instruction for Coaches and Mentors (6 Hours)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 & Wednesday, July 28, 2021

This course will provide an in-depth look at instruction that is data-driven incorporating the Data-Based
Instruction cycle from the coaching and mentoring lens. Coaches and mentors will learn how to support
teachers through all steps of Data-Based Instruction in a data collection cycle, from goal setting and writing to
analysis and making instructional decisions based on the data collected. Participants will explore different ways
to collect both academic and behavior data in action and will have a chance to practice and discuss the different
methods. Throughout the course, coaches and mentors will discuss different resources to use to support datadriven
instruction and data collection with their mentees and during a coaching cycle and will leave the training
with tangible artifacts and resources to immediately put into practice.
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Rethinking Grading (1.5 hours)

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Traditional grading practices often go unexamined despite their potential for harm. This webinar is designed to
critically examine assumptions about grading, look at current grading practices, and imagine alternatives to the
status quo. This course is provided through a partnership with the National Education Association (NEA).
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Why Inclusion? - The Parents’ Perspective (4 hours)

Monday, August 2, 2021 & Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Effective Co-teaching Strategies for Inclusion (6 hours)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 & Thursday, August 5, 2021

This course focuses on implementation of co-teaching as a component of high leverage inclusionary practices.
Participants will learn and develop high quality co-teaching practices from foundational aspects through
implementation, including an understanding of how the six models of co-teaching and Universal Design for
Learning can benefit students and educators alike. Co-teachers are highly encouraged to attend together.
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Supporting English Learners (1.5 hours)

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Provide a variety of tips, tricks and resources that support English learners and their families. These ideas which
include sentence stems, picture dictionaries, academic content, online picture files, Colorín Colorado and WIDA
Can Dos support low level learners as well. This course is provided through a partnership with the National
Education Association (NEA).
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Coaching and Mentoring High Leverage Practices (6 Hours)

Monday, August 9, 2021 & Tuesday, August 10, 2021

High Leverage Practices consist of four pillars (collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral, and
instructional practices), when implemented, accelerate learning for all students. HLPs have significant potential
for improving academic and behavior outcomes especially for those students that struggle in an inclusive
setting. School leaders will learn how to support educators to identify their abilities and address areas of growth.
We will discuss barriers with distance learning and how HLPs can support overcoming them. Universal Design
for Learning is the framework of the presentation and the course foundation.
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Accommodations and Modifications: Strategies for Educators (3 hours)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

This course provides participants with practical strategies to use in the classroom to support all students,
including those with disabilities. The course covers a variety of possible accommodations, categorized by
presentation, setting, response, and timing/scheduling. Modifications to curriculum will be discussed and
examples will be provided. Additionally, a small portion of the course will address how staff can advocate for
student accommodations and modifications during an IEP.
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Racing Up! - Talking About Race in the Classroom (1.5 hours)

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Talking about racial justice in public education—constructively, honestly, and openly—is difficult. We as
educators must continually challenge and dismantle, piece by piece, the structures, policies and implicit biases
we all have that prop up white privilege at the expense of students and families of color. To do anything less is
to deny the world in which our students live, to concede that some students deserve less. This course is
provided through a partnership with the National Education Association (NEA).
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

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

Part I:  Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:00am-11:00am
Part II: Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:00pm-2:00pm
Part III: Friday, August 13, 2021 9:00am-11:00am
Part IV: Friday, August 13, 2021 12:00pm-2:00pm
Part V:  Monday, August 16, 2021 9:00am-11:00am

(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
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).
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Empowering Educators - Using Explicit Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom (6 hours)

Monday, August 16, 2021 & Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented--and has been shown to promote
achievement for all students. Explicit instruction is a way to deliver direct, structured instruction to students—
from kindergartners to high-schoolers. It is a well-researched, highly effective instructional strategy. In this
course participants will be introduced to the 16 elements of Explicit Instruction. Participants will learn how to
design different types of lessons using Explicit Instruction and different strategies for delivering instruction.
Participants will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding of the elements in designing a lesson plan
that maximizes student engagement and learning.
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UDL 101 (6 hours)

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 & Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Participants will learn about Universal Design for Learning, a framework for inclusive education that aims to
reduce barriers to learning and optimize each individual student’s opportunity to learn in the general education
setting. The course will be organized into 4 core areas: equity and inclusionary practices, UDL Principles,
overcoming barriers to implementation, and practical tips for implementing UDL principles in the classroom. To
fully participate, attendees should plan on bringing a laptop. Some of the course materials and resources will be
accessed online.
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Culturally Responsive Literature in the Elementary Classroom (1.5 hours)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Ideas for implementation of culture into all literature and standards for reading/writing in the elementary
classroom. Learning your classroom cultures and backgrounds to connect students to the literature. This course
is provided through a partnership with the National Education Association (NEA).
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Coaching and Mentoring for Equitable Educational Outcomes (6 Hours)

Monday, August 23, 2021 & Tuesday, August 24, 2021

This course focuses on principles and techniques for coaching educators as they navigate the intersectionality
of special education and equity in schools. Critically examining beliefs and bias is necessary for system-wide
change for overcoming barriers to educational access, participation, learning processes and outcomes, and to
ensure that all learners are valued and engaged equally. This course will guide participants in exploring their own
beliefs and biases and provide tools for coaching other educators in self-reflection on these concepts.
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Curriculum Inclusivity in Action (1.5 hours)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Educators will engage in practical and immediate steps to assess the manner in which their curriculum is
providing equitable representation to all students. This course is provided through a partnership with the
National Education Association (NEA).
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Foundations and Tier I (6 hours)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 & Thursday, September 2, 2021

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, the foundations and Tier I of MTSS will be covered.
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Building and Maintaining a Humanized Classroom (1.5 hours)

Thursday, September 2, 2021

While educators know the enduring value of trusting relationships with students, building and maintaining a
humanized classroom requires us to rethink our purposes, practices, and pedagogies to ensure our classrooms
exist at the intersection of equity and care. This webinar will help teachers foster imagination and purposeful
action around community, hospitality, and justice. This course is provided through a partnership with the
National Education Association (NEA).
Register: https://forms.washingtonea.org/Forms/pdonline