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Celebrating the Launch of the Washington Educators Innovation Network
City University of Seattle’s Albright School of Education has launched the Washington Educators Innovation Network (WEIN). The mission of this group is to develop relevant and responsive education through elevating and amplifying the work of local Washington educators.
Through working with local institutions, CityU is supporting efforts to transform the education system to better meet the needs of students and educators. CityU’s WEIN program provides support by working to develop professional learning opportunities through events that present the work of local education. CityU’s goal is to champion the change and educational advancement that is taking place in schools through the work of the practitioners in those schools.
The following presentations by noted local educators will be available in the coming weeks:
- April 17th; 6:30 – 8:00 pm Nancy Pfaff, National Math Teacher of the Year, will speak onTeaching Math with Gaming and Discussion. This will be the first of an interactive streaming video series that will be recorded and posted on City University’s YouTube site. The presentation will be held at the Lake Washington School District Central Office and all Lake Washington educators attending will be able to register for professional development credit. This is an example of how we are working with districts to support their efforts in professional development. Read more here.
- April 24th; 6:30 – 8:00 pm Randy Brown, Washington State Golden Apple Winner, will speak on Flipping Your Classroom and Playing to Your Strengths This will be held at the Everett CityU site. City U alumni Justin Blasko, a district HR director, and Jeff Pressley, Freylands Elementary School principal have spearheaded this project for WEIN.
- May 1; 6:30 – 8:00 pm Shimon Alkon, Gaming Expert, Game On: Enhanced Curriculum Design Using Gaming Strategies This will be held at our Seattle campus. Shimon is a young visionary who is part of the new gaming generation.
- May 15 6:00 – 9:00 pm Mary Beth Tack and Chris Fritch, Curriculum Leaders in Kelso and Longview school districts, Using Open SpaceFormat for Professional Development. This event will be held at the Lower Columbia College University Center. Mary Beth Tack, Director of Teaching and Learning in the Kelso School District and Chris Fritsch, Assistant Superintendent of the Longview School District will lead this event in which school districts from all of Cowlitz County will be invited.
All events can be found on City University of Seattle’s Eventbrite page.
If you would like to present or participate with your school in future WEIN events, please contact the Dean of the Albright School of Education, Dr. Craig Schieber.