Special Education Law and Advocacy

WEA is bringing the Special Education Law and Advocacy course to Vancouver on November 3 and 4th at Bates.  This two–day course will provide participants with the collective power to identify special education issues and develop action plan(s) to prepare and protect themselves while advocating for students with disabilities.  #MembershipMatters!  Details and registration can be found here: https://www.washingtonea.org/home/events/type/sql/event/3303/

NBCT Teacher Leader Academy

VEA is offering an exciting new opportunity for NBCT educators this year… The Vancouver NBCT Teacher Leadership Academy.  In the Academy you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) competencies developed by the National Board for Professional teaching Standards (NBCTS), the NEA and the Center for teaching Quality.  throughout the Academy you will  examine three areas of teacher leadership:  instructional, policy and association leadership.  You will grow as a teacher leader by developing strong presentation skills; you will also develop, refine, and conduct your own small-scale leadership project that will culminate in a presentation during our capstone session.   Clock hours are provided.  To apply for this opportunity:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDDXVKB

National Board Certification Information

VEA National Board Candidate Support Cohort Program

2017-2018

VEA provides facilitated support for candidates going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Candidate support is optional for teachers completing their National Boards; however, teacher candidates who are part of a support program show a significantly higher passing rate.

As part of a cohort, candidates receive support, instruction, and feedback from their trained facilitators who are VEA colleagues. Examples include: “unpacking” the National Board component prompts, finding evidence of National Board standards, and ensuring alignment.  To participate in the cohort, please complete the survey monkey found under “news flash” AND the registration form found under the documents tab above.   Clock hours will be available.

Details on the 2017-18 cohort:  Click Here

 

Don’t be taken in

The Freedom Foundation (previously called the Evergreen Freedom Foundation), a known anti-union group, is trying to put a wedge between members. They have been contacting members to encourage them to drop their union membership. This is not a coincidence. They are funded by groups that are not for public education. And who is the largest advocate for public education? The Union!Read More

The Purpose of the Vancouver Education Association

The preeminent purpose of the Vancouver Education Association shall be to work for the improvement of the schools of the state and nation in general, and particularly for the improvement of the Vancouver public schools to the end that these institutions become progressively better places for the students and teachers to carry out the educational activities that are necessary for the attainment of a quality education of the children they serve.