Tuesday, July 9, 2013

International Competition

Three Washington State students, all from Kalama High School, will compete in an international competition later this month. Juniors Morgan VanRiper and James Willman, and Sophomore Brady Harmon each took first place at a national competition for students in the Microsoft IT Academy.  Find out more here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

State’s Trainers of Teachers Criticize New National Rankings

A national advocacy group released a report Tuesday that harshly criticized the nation’s higher-education teacher-preparation programs, but Washington educators called the report flawed. Read more here

Monday, June 3, 2013

REACH Summer Institute

Building Capacity for Educational Equity 
& Organizational Change:Renewal, Resiliency and Resistance

Summer Institute

June 26, 27 and 28, 2013
Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington
Credit Option Available
Save $50 with Early Registration

Who Should Attend?

P-20 Educators interested in educational equity and social justice, including:
  • Teachers
  • Professors
  • Administrators
  • Staff
  • Teacher candidates
  • Student Affairs Professionals
  • Early Learning Professionals

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Sonia Nieto
Dr. Wayne Au
Dr. Karen Dade 


Friday, May 31, 2013

Career Fair - Kent School District - Monday, June 3rd!

Career Fair Monday, June 3, 2013, 4:00 -5:30 pm
Administration Center, 12033 SE 25th Street, Kent WA 98030 (No appointment necessary.)

KSD’s is interested in administrators, teachers and support staff that can address the needs of their diverse student population and be able to support an inclusive learning environment for the special education and English Language Learner (ELL) students.

Below are links for more information:

·         To find out more about our district, please visit www.kent.K12.wa.us . You will also use this link to apply for a position. Simply click on KSD Careers and follow the links.

·         To check out our community, visit www.ci.kent.wa.us
For information on applying for your Washington state certificate, visit the Office of Public Instruction http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/ESAMain.aspx

Thursday, May 30, 2013

TED Talk

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility. Watch it here

Sen. Patty Murray proposes preschool bill

U.S. Senator Patty Murray has introduced legislation aimed at encouraging states to do more to prepare children for kindergarten. Called the Ready to Learn Act, the bill would establish a competitive grant program for states to create or expand school-readiness programs for four-year-olds. Find out more here 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NweLearn 2013 Conference

Registration and call for proposals (CFP) are open for the 2013 NWeLearn Conference Oct. 10 & 11 in Spokane, WA!  Join your colleagues and peers for an exciting, cost-effective, information packed conference. 

The keynote speaker is Chris Haskell of Boise State University.  Chris has been a popular presenter at previous NWeLearn conferences and webinars.

The CFP closes on May 30.  They hope to have the schedule available mid-late June.

Find out more info here