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Fellows' Network Applications Now Open

The Washington State Fellows’ Network, a three-year program, is a group of instructional leaders convened by the OSPI and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) to support district and community implementation of state learning standards in mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), science, and the Early Learning Guidelines. We know that many WAETAG members may be interested in growing as teacher leaders. To learn more, click the link below.

Accepting Application for Educator Grants

We offer grants to educators to help cover costs of professional development opportunities, tools you need in your classroom, or projects you'd like to do with your students.

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Monthly Webinar Series

Integrating Creativity into Everyday Routines

With the requirements put on all of us to teach to standards, it can be hard to incorporate opportunities for creative thinking. April Drake and Karen Fradley will share a resource that any teacher can use in any setting to find ways to weave creativity into their day.
You will discover ways to incorporate creativity into daily station rotations, transitions, or whole group work, as well as information on projects and competitions.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Earn 1.5 free clock hours.

Recommended Read

The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Four Essential Steps to Success

Empower gifted learners to take charge of their education.

Gifted learners are full of potential, but sometimes they’re also frus­trated, bored, and even disruptive in class. Many bright students struggle because they have never been taught how to ask for what they really need to improve their school experience. This research-based guide shows educators how to teach self-advocacy skills to gifted students in four essential steps. Gifted students will:

  • Understand their rights and responsibilities
  • Develop their learner profiles
  • Investigate available options and opportunities
  • Connect with advocates

These simple yet comprehensive strategies are brought to life in triumphant true student stories. Also included are complete instructions for conducting a day-long self-advocacy workshop with gifted students. Digital content includes a workshop facilita­tor’s guide, a PDF presentation for use in workshops, pre- and post-workshop student surveys, and customizable forms.

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Renzulli Learning!

We’re excited to partner with Renzulli Learning to offer every person who becomes a member of WAETAG 6 months of free teacher access to this amazing resource.  (over $600 in value)

The webinar library is one of the most popular benefits of a WAETAG membership.