News Archive

We’ll be posting to this blog pretty regularly with news and information about the Special Education Support Center: updates on resources, training opportunities, conferences, and other collaborations.  See a topic that interests you?  Please comment. At that point, you’ll be given the option to subscribe and receive notifications of future posts.

Zoom Courses to Replace Face-to-Face Training (for now)

The Washington Education Association’s Special Education Support Center (SESC) and Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) will be offering courses online, in real-time, via Zoom beginning 3/23. (Course schedule and registration information attached in flyer.)...

Coronavirus and FERPA

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a Fact Sheet today that will assist education leaders in ensuring students with disabilities continue to receive services required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the event of school...

October is Disability History Awareness Month

The purpose of Disability History Awareness month (see RCW 28A.230.158) is to increase awareness, respect, and acceptance for people with disabilities, and to bring a greater sense of pride to people with disabilities. During October, each school is required to engage...

Promoting Positive Student Engagement

The theme of the 2019 WASA Fall Conference "Promoting Positive Student Engagement: Moving Beyond the Law" will feature presenter Dr. Rosemarie Allen. Registration is now open. Every school district in Washington State is required to have policies in place that...

Top 10 Reasons to Attend WEA Summer Learning Institutes

WEA provides trainings for educators, parents and advocacy/service organizations. More than 30 special education classes will be offered at three locations across the state during this year's Summer Learning Institutes. Top 10 Reasons to Attend: 10. The Choice is...

2019 Summer Institute – Auburn

Mountain View High School, in Auburn, will host the third WEA Summer Institute.  Scheduled for August 5-8, 2019, it will feature special education as one of four strands.   The Special Ed strand includes 11 offerings: Behavior Interventions In Your School Classroom...

2019 Summer Institute – Battleground

The second of three 2019 WEA Summer Institutes will be held in Battle Ground (July 29-August 1), at Prairie High School.  Spacial Education is one of four strands in the 3 Summer Institutes -- offering 12 classes: Behavior Interventions In Your School Classroom...

2019 Summer Institute – Pasco

McLoughlin Middle School, in Pasco WA, is the site of the first of three WEA Summer Institutes (June 25-28, 2019) that will feature special education as one of four strands.   The Special Ed strand includes 11 offerings: Behavior Interventions In Your School Classroom...

Boot Camps now part of Summer Institutes

The WEA Special Education Support Center invites you to attend the Summer Learning Institutes! WEA provides trainings for educators, parents and advocacy/service organizations. More than 30 special education classes will be offered at three locations across the state...

New SpEd Cadre Member Training

12 aspiring Cadre Members participated in a March 1-2 training session in Wenatchee, focused on SpEd Law with WEA Trainer Barbara Tompkins. The Washington Education Association is providing training for the latest cohort of the Special Education Cadre members... to...