ConnectEd: Professional & Community Learning
Professional learning at the UW College of Education aims to support educators to transform inequitable systems of education to create just, sustainable and culturally-thriving democracies. We value the expertise that educators bring to their work and care deeply about the experiences of children and the communities that they live in.
Partnerships & Custom-Designed Experiences
In addition to our ongoing professional learning offerings, the College of Education also offers more customized approaches. Let’s work together to design professional learning that meets the particular needs and interests of your context. This can take many forms, such as a facilitated book study, a workshop series, job-embedded experiences that involve trying out instructional practices together with students, or providing building- or district-level leadership support. Partnerships range from brief collaborations to multi-year engagements and can involve a team of teachers, or an entire school or district.
EduDesign Learning Communities
EduDesign is a uniquely collective approach to ongoing teacher learning. Each of our learning communities is led by a team of teacher-leaders positioned not as experts but as co-learners alongside fellow participants. Cohorts are supported by College of Education staff and faculty and provide space for participants to build community, make sense of big ideas together, support one another as professionals, and grow their justice work. Individuals or teams of teachers can join one of ConnectEd's EduDesign Learning Communities. Our office can also partner with you to support using the EduDesign model with educators in your school or district.
2024 ConnectEd Webinar Series
Join us for a series of conversations exploring ways that we can center equity and leverage community voice in service to joyful and thriving generations. Whether you're a teacher, instructional leader, or administrator, you'll come away with practical ideas and inspiration for creating more just learning communities. Each month we'll host a new conversation with educators and leaders. Look for the full line up to be released in coming weeks! To get started, join us in February for a discussion on supporting adult learners to thrive.
Selected Upcoming Opportunities
Grounded in research and informed by the challenges practitioners face, our programs are designed to empower adults and institutions to better serve students and communities. View the Upcoming Events and Self-Paced Courses below to find a learning opportunity that suits your role, learning interests, and schedule. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Send us your request.
Our facilitators are College of Education faculty, doctoral candidates, and professional staff, as well as practicing teachers, educational leaders, and community partners. Our facilitators share commitments to creating more just schools, value the expertise that educators bring to their work, and care deeply about the experiences of children and the communities that they live in. Professional learning facilitators represent a broad range of expertise within the College.
Clock hours for professional learning events: Request clock hours for a professional learning event that you’re hosting. Events must meet standards set by OSPI. Approved events will be provided with an online registration portal, event evaluation, and official clock hour documentation sent directly to registered participants. Clock hours cannot be issued retroactively. Please submit clock hour requests 30 days prior to the start of your event allowing time for us to process your request, set up registration, and enroll participants.
College of Education event services: Learn more about the supports ConnectEd can provide for your next webinar, symposium, conference, or other event.