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WAETAG 2021 Conference
Call for proposals open through August 1

The Call for Proposals is now open for our annual state-wide conference. This is the largest gathering of educators and directors of the gifted and talented in the Pacific Northwest and we'd love for you to be a part of it. Every year we seek out quality presentations that will provide practical value and inspiration to the educational community in attendance at our conference.

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. Apply before the August 31 deadline to be considered. Awardees will be notified on September 30, 2021

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UDL and Blended Learning

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July's Webinar will be: UDL & Blended Learning with guest speaker Kolleen Bourdage.

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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.

C. Hatoors Bellevue School District

As a new HiCap teacher, I find WAETAG extremely valuable. I've learned how to increase depth and complexity in my lessons and other helpful strategies to support gifted learners in my classroom.

A. Lovern Northshore School District

WAETAG helps prepare teachers, curriculum directors, administration, etc. how to teach highly capable and gifted students and their diverse needs.

Kristen F Dayton School District

I felt at home, as I told one of my students today, "I found my people."

WAETAG is where I come to connect, share my passion for teaching and learning, and get inspired by so many amazing professionals...

R. Schumann Meridian School District

WEATAG is a great place to be exposed to a broad range of topics that will help classroom teachers, coordinators and administrators better serve the HiCap community.

WAETAG provides quality professional development from the beginner to the advanced HiCap teacher

April D Enumclaw School District

I've connected with so many like-minded people who just want to do right by our students. I feel like my human resource toolbelt is filled with colleagues who I am now connected to when I used to feel so alone!

M. Vandervert Pasco School District

I have returned to my classroom inspired and renewed in my love of all things teaching thanks to WAETAG!

S. Stanton Napavine Schools

A great opportunity to learn from peers about successful ways to support the needs of our gifted students!

Tanya G Tumwater School District

If you need ideas to transform your class from boring to engaging, WAETAG is the place to be!