Upcoming Offerings in K-12 Education

Course Description Audience

Promising District Leadership Practices for Transformative Change in the Context of COVID-19

November 13

In this webinar, district leaders from five school districts will reflect on what they’ve learned about supporting instruction during the “dual pandemics” of COVID- 19 and racial injustice. They will share their current and future efforts to center the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and emphasize family and community relationships to reorient district-level decision-making.

District Leaders

ACCEL Sport Coaching Certificate

November 13 to November 15

A practical, hands-on curriculum designed to give sport coaches of all levels the tools to foster a positive experience for their athletes, while simultaneously eliciting peak performance.

Athletic Directors

Early Childhood Education in the time of COVID: Voices from the Field

November 18

Haring Center staff and Early childhood special educators (teaching in Birth-Grade 3 settings) will share strategies, practices, and supports that have effectively and efficiently supported families and young children during COVID. Please join us for a collaborative conversation around best practices and lessons learned as we all navigate this new normal!

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

SPEB Institute: Transforming Partnership in Education- A Learning Institute for Families and Educators

November 21

Community members will come together to co-create optimum learning environments that center students and their families. 

 

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers

Research in RBT Supervision

Ongoing

This webinar explores current research findings and related content about supervision practices for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals

Grown-ups and Kids Together: Let’s Examine What We Consume and Create on Our Screens

February 18

This one-hour professional development course will engage elementary educators and their families in a personally meaningful experience with media literacy. What better way to learn about students’ thinking than with a young learner by our sides? Adults/caregivers and their elementary age children are encouraged to join together for an interactive and investigative experience. Please note that educators joining on their own are welcome, and will find the experience meaningful as well!

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Leveraging Technologies to Support Families During COVID: Strategies for Virtual Family Support and Home Visiting

Ongoing

Family support is a large part of a special educator’s role, but the shift to online learning has made this incredibly difficult. This webinar will cover ways of supporting families during COVID-19 and with the shift to distanced learning.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, School Leaders, Special Education Professionals

Third Grade Virtual Science Unit Workshop

February 2

Third Grade Teachers, join us for an exciting opportunity to engage in learning about how to teach an Orca whale unit in a virtual learning environment. This interactive and entertaining workshop will bring science to life as we explore best practices for online learning about a true orca whale story. Walk away with a complete Orca unit and confidence in using it with your students.

Elementary Teachers

Early Childhood Education in the Time of COVID: Voices From the Field

Ongoing

This webinar will center the voices of early childhood special educators (teaching in Birth-Grade 3 settings) with the goal of learning from strategies, practices, and supports that have effectively and efficiently supported families and young children

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers

Leading for Educational Justice: Stories, Data, and Practices That Move Us Toward More Equitable & Humanizing Schools

February 22 to February 26

In this series of conversations we'll explore what it means to develop systems that truly center justice and equity for each student and the communities served by our education systems. Leadership for Learning (L4L) is a doctoral program at the University of Washington made up of practicing educational leaders focused on realizing educational equity.  Principle in this endeavor is authentic engagement with students and families, shared vision and collective action, and high quality teaching and learning for students and educators. As part of our ongoing work to reimagine and realize more just school systems, we invite school leaders, community partners, and anyone interested in joining us in these collective endeavors.

District Leaders, Informal Educators, School Leaders

Early Childhood Education in the “New Normal”: Strategies for Supporting Preschooler and Early Elementary Students with Online Instruction

Ongoing

This webinar will share strategies for supporting a range of learners, with and without disabilities, in online settings.

Elementary Teachers, Families, Informal Educators, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy

August 19 to April 28

AASA has partnered with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership to bring CEL's Principal Supervisor Professional Development Program to all central office leaders who support principals' instructional leadership growth as their primary responsibility.

District Leaders, School Leaders

Voices from the Field: Reopening Inclusive and Equitable Classrooms

April 28

Join us for an interactive panel discussion around reopening schools with inclusion and equity. We will hear from a group of special educators, working in preschool through elementary settings. Panelists will share their experiences supporting learners in person and providing instruction while maintaining COVID safety plans. We will also spend time in break-out groups, discussing reopening plans and practices based on age and grade level.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Supporting Parents with Challenging Behaviors at Home

Ongoing

This training will explore current practices in the implementation of online parent coaching for challenging behaviors at home. The focus is for early childhood staff working with families around behavior support.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

EduDesign Fellowships: 2020-21

August 11 to May 1

Teachers have a unique perspective about what they need to improve their practice. The EduDesign Fellowship centers the knowledge, expertise, and curiosity of teachers across districts to design a year-round set of learning experiences with and for one another. Fellows are supported to address self-identified problems of practice and challenge one another as educators, learners, and agents of social justice.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Protecting the Promise Book Launch & Celebration

April 22

Join us for the launch and celebration of Protecting the Promise: Indigenous Education Between Mothers and Their Children by Timothy San Pedro in partnership with College of Education doctoral student Alayna Eagle Shield, Micheal Munson, Faith Price, Tara Ramos and Kristina Lucero and their families.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Creating Equitable Learning Spaces for Young Children Through Inquiry

August 11 to August 12

In this two-day workshop, early childhood and elementary educators will come together to explore project-based learning for young students. In particular, the facilitator will focus on ways to differentiate instruction, connect learning to their students’ lives, and promote ways to engage students in reasoning, hypothesizing, predicting, analyzing, and problem solving.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy: A Conversation with Researchers + Practitioners

April 23

We are collectively working towards returning to a new normal in schools, one that centers BIPOC students and families in both policies and practices. In this webinar, Sarah Diem and Anjalé Welton, authors of the new book Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy will engage in conversation with the school leaders from Hazel Valley Elementary School, Casey Jeannot and Tamasha Emedi, to discuss what it looks like to both research and engage in anti-racist leadership practices, how they confront resistance, and their visions for the future. 

District Leaders, School Leaders

Black Girls in Education: A Musical Cartography

May 11

Music is a deep expression of oneself; one of the first methods of freedom for African Americans was music/voice. What is the siren call of the Black femme? What can she teach us about our students and ourselves? Come explore the ways in which institutions perpetuate the censorship of the celestial beings named Black girls, and what educators can do about it. Because it's a pandemic and we all could use some genius, inspiration, and vision we will be using musical selections from Black femmes throughout American history as our map.

Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Unit Dreaming with the "Historically Responsive Literacy Framework"

May 27

As a result of this challenging year, many educators are struggling to find joy and inspiration in their work.  This webinar is designed to help reignite teachers through an exploration of Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s "Historically Responsive Literacy Framework".

Elementary Teachers

Culturally Responsive School Mental Health Interventions

June 2

This webinar, presented by Dr. Janine Jones, is part of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training Center's 2021 Speaker Series.

District Leaders, Elementary Teachers, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Codesigning Educational Justice Institute

June 30 to July 1

The FLDC Codesigning Educational Justice Institute is a 2-day engagement to support systems-based formal leaders and family/community leaders of color in collaborating together in justice-based systems change. We will take up solidarity-driven codesign as a collective practice to reimagine education this summer and into next fall.

Community Leaders, District Leaders, Families, School Leaders

Indigenous Systems of Relationality: Designing for Transformative Agency in Indigenous Community Psychology​

May 5

This webinar, presented by Dr. Emma Elliott-Groves, is part of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training Center's 2021 Speaker Series.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Formative Assessment in Elementary Mathematics: Interviewing Children About Their Mathematical Thinking (PreK-1)

August 3 to August 17

After the tumultuous 2020-2021 school year, many teachers are wondering what mathematical knowledge and experiences their students will bring in fall. Despite concerns about “learning loss,” we know that all children bring important social, linguistic, cultural, and mathematical knowledge to their work in the math classroom. So, what do our students know and what is next on the horizon for them? This three-session course, designed for PreK-1 educators, provides practical guidance for teachers seeking to take an asset-based approach to formative assessment.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, School Leaders

Using a Racial Equity Theory of Change (RETOC) to Facilitate Collaboration Between University Researchers and a Community Based Organization

April 7

This webinar, presented by Dr. Ilene Schwartz & Ginger Kwan, is part of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training Center's 2021 Speaker Series.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Formative Assessment in Elementary Mathematics: Interviewing Children About Their Mathematical Thinking (Grades 2-5)

August 3 to August 17

After the tumultuous 2020-2021 school year, many teachers are wondering what mathematical knowledge and experiences their students will bring in fall. Despite concerns about “learning loss,” we know that all children bring important social, linguistic, cultural, and mathematical knowledge to their work in the math classroom. So, what do our students know and what is next on the horizon for them? This three-session course, designed for educators working with grades 2-5, provides practical guidance for teachers seeking to take an asset-based approach to formative assessment.

Elementary Teachers, School Leaders

Investigating Privilege and Access in Educational Systems: How to Avoid Being a “Karen” or “Ken” in the Workplace & with Students

March 17 to March 31

In this course, participants will investigate how privilege and access intersects within the educational system through unsuspecting or intentional/unintentional behaviors. We will discuss how people use their privilege as a form of entitlement to gain access, popularly known as being a “Karen” or “Ken.” Participants will dissect and reflect on how this denies others access and perpetuates stereotypes, bias, and racism using historical structures, systems, and institutions to oppress. Together, we’ll develop skill in navigating spaces in more culturally responsive ways in order to begin dismantling structures that gate-keep marginalized or under-represented populations.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Media Literacy: Integrating 21st Century Life Skills Across the Curriculum

June 23 to August 18

Teaching students to apply critical thinking skills to the media they regularly consume and produce must be considered an essential part of a 21st century education. Join Frank Baker, internationally known media literacy educator, for this special summer course (virtual) offering. Course participants will learn strategies for incorporating media literacy into every subject and discipline addressed in K-12 classrooms.

Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers

Professional Learning Community - Project Based Learning to Challenge All Learners

January 14 to March 4

Project-based learning is an important and an effective teaching approach to challenge all learners, including those who are above grade level and need advanced instruction. But there is no one way to implement project-based learning, and teachers often find it difficult to integrate project-based learning into required units of study. Gather with other teachers who are implementing inquiry approaches to their curriculum in this series of virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings.

Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers

Every Teacher Can Lead: Finding Your Niche as a Strengths-Based Teacher Leader

August 16 to August 18

All teachers are capable of impacting student growth and systemic change, both within and beyond their own classroom. In this interactive course, we will use a strengths-based approach to explore the various ways you can bring your passion, knowledge, and equity-focused orientation to a variety of teacher leadership roles, ranging from leading teams to coaching and mentoring colleagues, and much more.

Elementary Teachers, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers

Disability Justice in Schools Webinar

March 7

This 90-minute webinar is an introduction to disability identity, history, intersectionality, and movements for Disability Justice in school.  We will include activities that expose histories of ableism in schools and introduce you to disabled activist movements. Real-time captioning of the webinar will be provided. 

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Student Accommodations and Modifications in the Tier 1 Setting

Ongoing

This webinar will provide participants with a working understanding of accommodations versus modifications, as well as when to implement either and for whom. 

Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Staying Safe Online: Teaching Elementary Students to Practice Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy

February 16 to February 19

In this course, participants will learn about why we need to practice media literacy when consuming, sharing, and creating print and digital media and how to stay safe as digital citizens. We will cover the core concepts of media literacy and digital citizenship and practice integrating them into existing lessons and pedagogical practices for in-person and remote instruction.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, Special Education Professionals

Culturally Responsive Strategies for Building Relationships with Families

Ongoing

This webinar will focus on building parent-teacher relationships by increasing cultural awareness. We will share the importance of identifying cultural differences and strategies to address the needs of students and families.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Spotting & Resisting Misinformation: Teaching Secondary Students to Practice Critical Media Literacy (Feb 16-19)

February 16 to February 19

In this course, participants will learn about why we need to practice media literacy when consuming, sharing, and creating print and digital media. We will cover the core concepts of media literacy and practice integrating them into existing lessons and pedagogical practices for in-person and remote instruction.

District Leaders, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals

Virtual Social and Emotional Support: Zoom Social Skills for All Learners

Ongoing

In this webinar, Drs. RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero and Ariane Gauvreau will discuss concrete ways teachers and providers can provide social skills instruction, strategies for facilitating social skills groups online, and other means to increase social opportunities for students during distance learning.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers

Spotting & Resisting Misinformation: Teaching Secondary Students to Practice Critical Media Literacy (April 21- May 5)

April 21 to May 5

In this course, participants will learn about why we need to practice media literacy when consuming, sharing, and creating print and digital media. We will cover the core concepts of media literacy and practice integrating them into existing lessons and pedagogical practices for in-person and remote instruction.

District Leaders, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals