SEA CRE 2018 Leadership Summit - May 12, 2018!
As social and racial equity continue to be an essential goal in our district, our schools, and our communities, the Center for Race and Equity will continue dedicating support and resources to its SEA district leaders in this critical and necessary work. In fulfilling our vision and mission at the CRE, the Seattle Education Association is honored to be hosting our 2nd Annual Leader Shummit for our Seattle School District educators.
At our first event, we brought together over 80 educators who are leading the work on issues of equity. Focusing our collective energy, the summit created opportunities for collaboration and learning with one another to address inequities happening across our schools. From this, we established action teams, one of which led the development and implementation of Ethnic Studies in our district.
Please join us in our commitment to this important work at the 2nd Annual SEA Center for Race and Equity Leadership Summit which will be held on May 12th, 2018. This year we are providing workshops centered on Culturally Responsive Teaching, Restorative Practices, and Racial Equity Teams, and much more!
SEA is hosting Certification 101 Workshops in May!
The 2017 legislative session introduced many changes to educator certification requirements. Do you have questions about the latest requirements, timelines and continuing education processes? Do you want to find out more about the National Board Certification process as well?
May 1, 4:30 - 7:30 PM: Mercer International Middle School
May 3, 4:30 - 7:30 PM: Ballard High School
*3 FREE Clock Hours to WEA members
WEA Teaching Equity Conference: Saturday, April 28, 2018
WEA Member Rates: $40.00 - Online; $50.00 - At the Door
Non-member Registration: $150 -Registration
Great tip for SAEOPs!
When I transfer a file to a new school,
I send this form
along with the file asking them to sign they rec'd the file. This has come in handy more times than I can count. Today, I rec'd an email asking for two student files. I found that the school signed for them in Feb. I do not have to spend any time looking for a file I already sent.
All of us are going to be transferring files soon. Think about using this, or something like it. That way you know who got the file and you do not have to worry about it again.
Cheryl Parker-McLane, Robert Eaglestaff K-8
Tech pay update for paraprofessionals and SAEOPs:
In our contract, paraprofessional and SAEOP staff are eligible to be paid for up to eight (8) hours of technology training time in the 2017-2018 school year, as set out in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, Art. IX, Sec. 2(d). The tech training can occur at any time during the school year, and is available in eight (8) one hour periods during the school day. To receive this additional 8 hours of pay, employees must complete the technology training before August 15, 2018, complete an Extra Time Reporting Form with Tech Pay written in the Cost Center area, sign by employee and supervisor, and return it to Payroll before September 15, 2018. Once completed, please submit the Extra Time Reporting form to Payroll Services at mailstop 33-344.
There are multiple online options that are available to support your technology learning for the 8 hours of Tech Pay:
There are several courses in Schoology:
These or any other technology-related training you may have already done this year as a part of your work.
National Board Celebration:
Seattle Education Association is an incredible membership full of incredibly dedicated and highly distinguished educators. This was highlighted as the successful candidate numbers were released nation-wide. Seattle had the 2nd highest achievement rate in the United States! With over 100 newly National Board certified educators, Seattle continues to demonstrate their passion to drive education forward for students and communities.