ConnectEd: Professional & Community Learning
Professional learning at the UW College of Education aims to support educators to transform inequitable systems of education to create just, sustainable and culturally-thriving democracies. We value the expertise that educators bring to their work and care deeply about the experiences of children and the communities that they live in.
Find inspiration and practical support for the start of the next school year! Join one of our summer mini courses for teachers, instructional leaders, and other educators. Choose from a variety of topics to fit your learning needs and interests. There are in-person and online learning opportunities to suit your schedule. Discounted registration rates are available for educators paying for their own registration fees. Find your course today!
The Spring Forward Webinar Series has wrapped up, but the learning continues! Catch up on recordings of many of the sessions in the series.
In addition to our ongoing professional learning offerings, the College of Education also offers more customized approaches. Let’s work together to design professional learning that meets the particular needs and interests of your context. This can take many forms, such as a facilitated book study, a workshop series, job-embedded experiences that involve trying out instructional practices together with students, or providing building- or district-level leadership support. Partnerships range from brief collaborations to multi-year engagements and can involve a team of teachers, or an entire school or district.
EduDesign is a collective approach to ongoing teacher learning. Each EduDesign Learning Community is led by a team of teacher-leaders positioned not as experts but as co-learners alongside fellow participants. EduDesign Communities are supported by College of Education staff and faculty. Each cohort provides space for fellows to build community, make sense of big ideas together, support one another as professionals, and grow their justice work. Teachers can join one of ConnectEd's EduDesign Learning Communities, or our office can partner with your school or district to support the EduDesign model in your community.