NWED Teacher Support Program
There is a critical need to improve and update teacher skills and knowledge in this rapidly changing educational environment. Many teachers across the nation are underserved by teacher education programs and in certain states, no certification is required to be an educator in the classroom.
This fully online teacher improvement program is designed to reach teachers who were not well prepared, on conditional certificates, just entering the classroom, and/or are on improvement plans.
This program is for districts supporting:
Teachers entering classrooms for the first time, prior to entering a teacher certification program
Teachers on improvement plans
Anyone considering entering the teaching profession
10 instructional, online modules
Feedback on required module reflections
Six monthly cohort online meetings which offer information regarding testing, certification, supporting students and families, classroom management, teaching diverse learners, general support for their current position.
Candidates wanting to enter the NWED teacher certification program will be given credit for module completion and therefore a reduction in program cost.
Monthly report of candidates’ progress with:
An incentive for teachers to move toward certification
Optional cohort sizes
Open to all districts across Washington State
The program has continuous open enrollment
Teachers are given access to ten NWED modules which cover critical aspects of education:
501 Creating Lessons, Units, Daily Procedures, Skills
502/503 Effective Teaching Strategies (Elementary or Secondary specific)
504/505 Assessments, Feedback to Students (Elementary or Secondary specific)
506/507 Classroom Management (Elementary or Secondary specific)
508 Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency, Equity
509 Special Education Students and Working with Paraprofessionals
510 Differentiation to Meet Student Needs
511 Teaching Students of Poverty
512 Family and Community Engagement
755 Child Abuse and Neglect /710 Professional Liability Quicksand for Educators
Optional concentration courses specifically for Special Education and Early Childhood Education are available.
Teachers are asked to reflect on and discuss module content before creating a plan for self-improvement. This reflective process compels the teacher to define their own strengths and struggles to determine how to apply content to their own classroom.
Online Cohort Sessions
Teachers will be expected to attend six monthly online sessions
Information on certification requirements
Review of information from modules and current events
In depth conversations about how to apply information to current/future teaching experience
Survey to check for understanding
Trained, experienced coaches with at least an MA and five years of teaching experience
Manage attendance and facilitate six online sessions
Complete documentation of attendance
Report to district personnel
Bree Van Horn, email@example.com