Explore our programs

The University of Washington College of Education annually serves more than 5,000 educators around the world through our professional development programs for early childhood, K-12 and athletics leadership professionals.

Grounded in the latest research, UW faculty design professional learning programs that create rigorous, relevant and equitable learning communities, experiences and resources for educators and students. Our programs are informed by the challenges practitioners face — and empower adults and institutions to better serve students and communities.

We invite you to explore our professional learning opportunities and look forward to welcoming you to a future program.

Course Description Audience
AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy
August 19, 2020 to April 28, 2021

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
ABA Business 101: Business Fundamentals
Ongoing Self-Paced

Business Series: ABA 101 will have an administrative focus that concentrates on how to open and manage an ABA business as a business leader.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
ABA Business 102: Clinical Fundamentals
Ongoing Self-Paced

ABA 102 will have a clinical focus that concentrates on how to manage the clinical responsibilities needed in effective and ethical programming from a leadership perspective.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
ABA Business 103: Staff Retention
Ongoing Self-Paced

ABA 103 focuses on the issue of staff retention and ways that companies can intervene to decrease staff turnover. 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
ACCEL Sport Coaching Certificate
November 13, 2020 to November 15, 2020

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
Community Knowledge Learning Series
August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

COMING SOON in August: A community conversation series hosted by Unite:Ed and community partners. This series will focus on relationships, joint learning, and community-defined priorities to transform inequitable systems. Tentative conversation topics include: prioritizing community voices in a time of re-envisioning schools, responding to calls for schools to break ties with police, access to child care and early learning as an ongoing equity issue & more...

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers
Developing a Vision for Student Learning
August 10, 2020 to August 12, 2020

In this two-part virtual workshop, the Center for Educational Leadership and central office and school leaders will work side-by-side to develop a shared vision for student learning. CEL has taken their research-based tools and strengths-based coaching and contextualized it to meet what leaders need right now. This workshop is being offered July 21 & 29 and again on August 10 & 12.

District Leaders, School Leaders
Differentiating for Highly Capable Students in K-3 General Education Classrooms
July 14, 2020 to July 15, 2020

Teachers will be introduced to project-based learning for young children and specific strategies to facilitate differentiation in their classrooms.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
EduDesign Fellowships: 2020-21
August 11, 2020 to May 1, 2021

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
Equity and Knowledge Construction in Classroom and Online Discussions
July 22, 2020, July 29, 2020, August 5, 2020

A project-based course where educators will deepen understanding of their role within discussions as a form of knowledge construction, participants will plan and lead multiple forms of text-based discussions relevant to their content area, age group, and student demographics.

Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers
Interviewing Children About Their Mathematical Thinking in Classrooms and Online (PreK-1)
July 7, 2020, July 14, 2020, July 21, 2020

Learning about our students’ mathematical thinking at the beginning of the school year will be more important this year than ever. What do students already know? What are good next steps for their learning? In this course, educators will investigate how children develop important mathematical ideas across grade levels and consider how to use interviews and observations to pay careful attention to the details of their mathematical thinking.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers
Navigating the Waters of Insurance Reimbursement
Ongoing Self-Paced

This online learning module will give both an introductory look at getting connected with insurance companies as well as a more advanced understanding of how to navigate some of the more challenging business aspects.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Partnering with Families in Education amidst COVID-19 and Racial Reckonings
August 20, 2020

During this interactive webinar, researchers, parent leaders, educators, and district staff will discuss how to center family voices during this pivotal time of COVID-19 and racial reckoning. Through panel discussion and breakout rooms, we will dive deep into questions such as:
1) What does equitable partnership with families look like in schools, districts, and community-based organizations, and how does it make a difference for children and young people?
2) How can families be at the center of driving a more anti-racist educational system?
3) What are concrete strategies for developing trust between families and educators, shifting power to families, and supporting parents as leaders?

The authors of the newest research on family engagement and family leadership will share key lessons from their books:

Natural Allies: Hope and Possibility in Teacher-Family Partnerships (https://tinyurl.com/y2lgsn9d)
Just Schools: Building Equitable Collaborations with Families and Communities
The Ripple Effect in Action: What 7 Parent Leadership Initiatives Learned from Participatory Evaluation

Project DATA Model for Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ongoing Self-Paced

The goal of the Project DATA Model is to provide a school-based program for young children with ASD and related disorders that is effective, meets the needs of its consumers (e.g., families and school personnel), is acceptable to consumers, and is sustainable.

Early Childhood Professionals, Special Education Professionals
Research in RBT Supervision
Ongoing Self-Paced

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
Scientific Stories & Engineering Activities for Elementary Students
August 10, 2020, August 14, 2020

Storytelling has occurred for tens of thousands of years and is one of the oldest forms of teaching as families, communities, tribes, and nations have looked to transmit cultural content and knowledge from generation to generation. This course features a dual lens of scientific storytelling as well as STEM focused interactive read aloud learning opportunities.

Elementary Teachers
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 201: Professional Practices for Client Safety
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar focuses on the ethical analysis of a behavioral consultation case study involving masturbatory behavior of an early adolescent with a developmental disability

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 202: Ethical Management of Sexualized Behavior
Ongoing

This webinar focuses on the ethical analysis of a behavioral consultation case study involving masturbatory behavior of an early adolescent with a developmental disability.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 203: Preparing for Social-Sexuality Instruction
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar walks you through steps to take to start integrating social-sexuality instruction into your services.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 204: Providing Instruction for Personal Safety
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar is designed to broaden practitioner understanding of the development of self-protection skills against sexual abuse.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 205: Social-Sexuality Curriculum Resources for Learners with ASD
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar presents an overview of modern social-sexuality instructional resources for learners with ASD.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Supervising RBTs: Transforming Trials and Tribulations into Triumphs
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar will teach you how to recognize and respond to issues as a supervisor for registered behavior technicians (RBTs).

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Teachers Development Group 2020 Leadership Seminar on Mathematics Professional Development
Ongoing Self-Paced

Learn to use leadership knowledge and skills to support preK-12 teachers in meeting math learning needs of students typically underserved by schools.

Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers
Washington Early and Expanded Learning Institute
Ongoing Self-Paced

25-1 hour sessions available as virtual professional development opportunities to share quality care and evidence-based practices supporting children and caregivers. Trauma-Informed care and adult resilience, PBS strategies and Social emotional learning for providers who teach

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Special Education Professionals