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Educator Driven Professional Development


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The WEA Professional Development Network was created and is shaped by direct feedback from PreK-12 Classified and Certificated members. The goal is to help Washington educators easily find and register for clock-hour training in high-demand subjects.

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Educator Driven Professional Development

  1. 1. wea 2015-16 WEA Professional Development Survey and Network
  2. 2. MEMBER VALUES PD SURVEYPD SURVEY • Identify WEA PreK-12 Certificated and ESP member professional development needs • Use data to inform state, regional and local advocacy and trainings 2 • Provide WEA member- prioritized trainings and resources • Create connections between WEA members and their Association NEW Local-specific Data for those with at least 5% member participation rate
  3. 3. 86% certificated and 14% ESP (paraeducators and ESP other than paras) respondents.* 2015-16 SURVEY: Who Responded?PD SURVEY 3*In comparison, of all WEA certificated and ESP members, 84% are certificated and 16% are ESP. 14.4% of WEA PreK-12 Certificated and Classified members participated. 11,087 WEA members
  4. 4. 2015-16 SURVEY & MEMBER RESPONSESPD SURVEY 40% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 96% Believe Professional Development is Important in Their Career 10% Are “Very Satisfied" with non-WEA Professional Development 93% Believe it is Appropriate for WEA to Provide Professional Development What WEA members* think about professional development: *WEA Members who participated in the 2015-16 PD Survey
  5. 5. 2015-16 SURVEY & MEMBER RESPONSESPD SURVEY 5 Survey Participants: early-, mid- and late-career education professionals PREFERENCES HOW: WHEN:
  6. 6. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS BY PROGRAM 6 WEA Member PD Preferences • Closing the Achievement/ Opportunity Gap (Cross Cultural Competency, CRIS) • Special Education • Instructional Innovation to meet Common Core State Standards • Evaluation • Licensure/Certification
  7. 7. 7 Next Steps • Statewide data was made available to Association leaders, plus Local Association-specific PD Survey data for 90 Local Associations (with 10+ respondents and 5% member engagement) was sent to leaders and staff to inform local advocacy and trainings. • A WEA headquarters and field staff team is working together to fulfill newly identified member priorities. • WEA is building capacity across the state to engage and empower WEA members as the education experts in improving public education. • A new web-based WEA Professional Development Network system is being launched. A STATEWIDE NETWORK
  8. 8. 8 Clock Hours TRADITIONAL FORM Key Characteristics • Clock hour evaluation taken at end of training • Participants submit evaluations and pick up clock hour forms before departure • Participants must keep track of their hard-copy forms
  9. 9. 9 Clock Hours/Verification of Hours NEW TRANSCRIPT Key Changes • Participants will receive an email to complete an online course evaluation • Once the online evaluation is submitted, a transcript of all WEA clock hour courses* will be emailed as a pdf • Both Certificated and ESP Transcripts are available * Taken after Sept 1, 2015
  10. 10. Member-Driven and Statewide 10 WEA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK