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/
If you are a NBCT educator interested in support as you start the renewal process, please check out this local opportunity on November 18th. More details and a link to registration can be found on the WEA Professional Development website at: https://www.washingtonea.org/home/events/type/sql/event/3265/
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
VEA National Board Candidate Support Cohort Program
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
These videos are courtesy of www.right2bheard.org. You can also find this link and more information under the Member Info tab.
The agreements ratified by the membership for 2016-18 including the TRI information can be found in the attached link.
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 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.