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.

Zooming In and Out on Inclusionary Practices with Shelley Moore and Katie Novak - 3-Part Series (6 clock hours)

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Monday, February 6, 2023 & Monday, March 27, 2023

In order for inclusion to be fully realized, there is critical systems change/complex change work that needs to be done (zooming out). This includes both strategies and vision for what a newly designed inclusive and equitable system looks like. What are all the systemic pieces needed as a part of a UDL approach? In this series, every time Katie zooms out, Shelley will zoom in with a specific story about what this looks like, sounds like, and feels like for an individual student.
Register: 1/11, 2/6 & 3/27/2023

De-escalation Strategies (6 clock hours)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 and Thursday, March 23, 2023

Participants will learn basic principles of behavior Participants will identify stages of behavior and ways to strengthen their responses at each stage while maintaining student dignity Participants will become familiar with the Escalation/De-Escalation Cycle.
Register: 3/22 & 3/23/2023

Restorative FOCUS (3 clock hours)

Thursday, March 9, 2023 (Information Session)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 (Workshop Session)

Participants will learn how to use restorative practices and restorative circles in effective ways, creating environments to promote community, safety, healing, and connectedness. Participants will trace the history of and current restorative practices; identify how restorative practices are implemented with groups; learn new strategies related to restorative circles; discuss how restorative environments can make a different; and share ideas for facilitating restorative circles and making restorative practices a baseline for building and maintaining positive relationships.
Register: 3/9 & 4/5/2023  

Strengths-Based Environments FOCUS (3 hours)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (Informational Session) and
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (Workshop Session)

Participants will learn about chronic behavior through understanding where it stems from, how to address it, and most importantly, how to create strengths-based environments to eliminate or help to improve negative outcomes. Participants will identify chronic behaviors and where they originate; understand the background to behaviors related to trauma, shame, and negative messaging; learn strategies to build a strengths-based environment; discuss the importance of hope, optimism, and believing in others; and support the transformation to strengths-based approaches.
Register: 4/19 & 5/17/2023