WERA Hot Topics Webinar

Washington Educational Research Association (WERA) is excited to launch a free webinar series called “Hot Topics” to its members. The “Hot Topics” webinars occur 3 – 4 times a year specific to relevant education issues and/or highlight WERA offerings that will be of interest to members.

Hot Topics Webinar on March 10 – Inclusionary Practices Project Takes Flight!

Last session the legislature appropriated $25 million to OSPI for the Inclusionary Practices Project, an opportunity to grow, deepen and enhance professional development and K-12 systems to support core instruction in general education settings for all students, including students with disabilities. The project has launched and is in flight. Join this webinar to hear from OSPI leaders and partners about the project’s navigation and destinations now and in the school year to come.

The March webinar can be viewed here.


Hot Topics Webinar on October 21 - Washington State Dyslexia Advisory Council

WERA held a “Hot Topics” webinar on October 21, 2019.  It focused on the charge of the Washington State Dyslexia Advisory Council, their recent work to identify literacy screening tools and what this means to districts across Washington. Presenters on the webinar were: Aira Jackson, OSPI English Language Arts Director and Dyslexia Advisory Council members - Molly Branson-Thayer, Senior Director at Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington, and Elizabeth Coon, Literacy Specialist in Seattle Public Schools. Facilitating the discussion was Nasue Nishida, WERA Board Member and Executive Director at the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession.

The October webinar can be viewed here