Explore our programs

The University of Washington College of Education annually serves more than 5,000 educators around the world through our professional development programs for early childhood, K-12 and athletics leadership professionals.

Grounded in the latest research, UW faculty design professional learning programs that create rigorous, relevant and equitable learning communities, experiences and resources for educators and students. Our programs are informed by the challenges practitioners face — and empower adults and institutions to better serve students and communities.

We invite you to explore our professional learning opportunities and look forward to welcoming you to a future program.

Course Description Audience
AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy
August 19, 2020 to April 28, 2021

AASA has partnered with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership to bring CEL's Principal Supervisor Professional Development Program to all central office leaders who support principals' instructional leadership growth as their primary responsibility.

District Leaders, School Leaders
ABA Business 101: Business Fundamentals
Ongoing Self-Paced

Business Series: ABA 101 will have an administrative focus that concentrates on how to open and manage an ABA business as a business leader.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
ABA Business 102: Clinical Fundamentals
Ongoing Self-Paced

ABA 102 will have a clinical focus that concentrates on how to manage the clinical responsibilities needed in effective and ethical programming from a leadership perspective.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
ABA Business 103: Staff Retention
Ongoing Self-Paced

ABA 103 focuses on the issue of staff retention and ways that companies can intervene to decrease staff turnover. 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
ACCEL Sport Coaching Certificate
November 13, 2020 to November 15, 2020

A practical, hands-on curriculum designed to give sport coaches of all levels the tools to foster a positive experience for their athletes, while simultaneously eliciting peak performance.

Athletic Directors
Culturally Responsive School Mental Health Interventions
June 2, 2021

This webinar, presented by Dr. Janine Jones, is part of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training Center's 2021 Speaker Series.

District Leaders, Elementary Teachers, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Culturally Responsive Strategies for Building Relationships With Families
February 17, 2021

This webinar will focus on building parent-teacher relationships by increasing cultural awareness. We will share the importance of identifying cultural differences and strategies to address the needs of students and families. We will discuss strategies to manage and understand personal biases and their effects on family partnering. In addition, we will talk about how to determine the difference between equal and equitable practices.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators
Disability Justice in Schools
March 7, 2021

This 90-minute webinar is an introduction to disability identity, history, intersectionality, and movements for Disability Justice in school.  We will include activities that expose histories of ableism in schools and introduce you to disabled activist movements. Real-time captioning of the webinar will be provided. 

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Early and Expanded Learning Webinars from Cultivate Learning
Ongoing Self-Paced

Access 25 free, on-demand webinars from UW Cultivate Learning's 2020 Washington Early and Expanded Learning Quality Virtual Institute. Learn about quality care and evidence-based practices supporting children and caregivers such as trauma-Informed care and adult resilience, positive behavior support strategies, and social-emotional learning.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Special Education Professionals
Early Childhood Education in the time of COVID: Voices from the Field
November 18, 2020

Haring Center staff and Early childhood special educators (teaching in Birth-Grade 3 settings) will share strategies, practices, and supports that have effectively and efficiently supported families and young children during COVID. Please join us for a collaborative conversation around best practices and lessons learned as we all navigate this new normal!

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
EduDesign Fellowships: 2020-21
August 11, 2020 to May 1, 2021

Teachers have a unique perspective about what they need to improve their practice. The EduDesign Fellowship centers the knowledge, expertise, and curiosity of teachers across districts to design a year-round set of learning experiences with and for one another. Fellows are supported to address self-identified problems of practice and challenge one another as educators, learners, and agents of social justice.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Green Screen Workshop: Using a Green Screen to Create Active and Engaging Lessons for Learners of All Ages and Abilities
February 10, 2021

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about green screens. We’ll introduce tricks for setting your space and uploading photos for your background, show lots of examples of how you can teach a range of social and academic skills, and review how to use green screens in large, small and individualized settings. 

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators
Grown-ups and Kids Together: Let’s Examine What We Consume and Create on Our Screens
February 18, 2021

This one-hour professional development course will engage elementary educators and their families in a personally meaningful experience with media literacy. What better way to learn about students’ thinking than with a young learner by our sides? Adults/caregivers and their elementary age children are encouraged to join together for an interactive and investigative experience. Please note that educators joining on their own are welcome, and will find the experience meaningful as well!

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Indigenous Systems of Relationality: Designing for Transformative Agency in Indigenous Community Psychology​
May 5, 2021

This webinar, presented by Dr. Emma Elliott-Groves, is part of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training Center's 2021 Speaker Series.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Investigating Privilege and Access in Educational Systems: How to Avoid Being a “Karen” or “Ken” in the Workplace & with Students
March 17, 2021 to March 31, 2021

In this course, participants will investigate how privilege and access intersects within the educational system through unsuspecting or intentional/unintentional behaviors. We will discuss how people use their privilege as a form of entitlement to gain access, popularly known as being a “Karen” or “Ken.” Participants will dissect and reflect on how this denies others access and perpetuates stereotypes, bias, and racism using historical structures, systems, and institutions to oppress. Together, we’ll develop skill in navigating spaces in more culturally responsive ways in order to begin dismantling structures that gate-keep marginalized or under-represented populations.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Leveraging Technologies to Support Families during COVID: Strategies for Virtual Family Support and Home Visiting
December 16, 2020

Family support is a large part of a special educator’s role, but the shift to online learning has made this incredibly difficult. This webinar will cover ways of supporting families during COVID 19 and with the shift to distance learning. We will share resources for conducting virtual home visits and discuss ways school staff can connect with families, assess their needs, connect them with resources, and support them in meeting their child’s’ needs at home.

Early Childhood Professionals, Special Education Professionals
Navigating the Waters of Insurance Reimbursement
Ongoing Self-Paced

This online learning module will give both an introductory look at getting connected with insurance companies as well as a more advanced understanding of how to navigate some of the more challenging business aspects.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Professional Learning Community - Project Based Learning to Challenge All Learners
January 14, 2021 to March 4, 2021

Project-based learning is an important and an effective teaching approach to challenge all learners, including those who are above grade level and need advanced instruction. But there is no one way to implement project-based learning, and teachers often find it difficult to integrate project-based learning into required units of study. Gather with other teachers who are implementing inquiry approaches to their curriculum in this series of virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings.

Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers
Project DATA Model for Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ongoing Self-Paced

The goal of the Project DATA Model is to provide a school-based program for young children with ASD and related disorders that is effective, meets the needs of its consumers (e.g., families and school personnel), is acceptable to consumers, and is sustainable.

Early Childhood Professionals, Special Education Professionals
Promising District Leadership Practices for Transformative Change in the Context of COVID-19
November 13, 2020

In this webinar, district leaders from five school districts will reflect on what they’ve learned about supporting instruction during the “dual pandemics” of COVID- 19 and racial injustice. They will share their current and future efforts to center the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and emphasize family and community relationships to reorient district-level decision-making.

District Leaders
Research in RBT Supervision
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar explores current research findings and related content about supervision practices for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 201: Professional Practices for Client Safety
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar focuses on the ethical analysis of a behavioral consultation case study involving masturbatory behavior of an early adolescent with a developmental disability

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 202: Ethical Management of Sexualized Behavior
Ongoing

This webinar focuses on the ethical analysis of a behavioral consultation case study involving masturbatory behavior of an early adolescent with a developmental disability.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 203: Preparing for Social-Sexuality Instruction
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar walks you through steps to take to start integrating social-sexuality instruction into your services.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 204: Providing Instruction for Personal Safety
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar is designed to broaden practitioner understanding of the development of self-protection skills against sexual abuse.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Sexuality, Disability & ABA Practice 205: Social-Sexuality Curriculum Resources for Learners with ASD
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar presents an overview of modern social-sexuality instructional resources for learners with ASD.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
SPEB Institute: Transforming Partnership in Education- A Learning Institute for Families and Educators
November 21, 2020

Community members will come together to co-create optimum learning environments that center students and their families. 

 

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers
Spotting & Resisting Misinformation: Teaching Secondary Students to Practice Critical Media Literacy (April 21- May 5)
April 21, 2021 to May 5, 2021

In this course, participants will learn about why we need to practice media literacy when consuming, sharing, and creating print and digital media. We will cover the core concepts of media literacy and practice integrating them into existing lessons and pedagogical practices for in-person and remote instruction.

District Leaders, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Spotting & Resisting Misinformation: Teaching Secondary Students to Practice Critical Media Literacy (Feb 16-19)
February 16, 2021 to February 19, 2021

In this course, participants will learn about why we need to practice media literacy when consuming, sharing, and creating print and digital media. We will cover the core concepts of media literacy and practice integrating them into existing lessons and pedagogical practices for in-person and remote instruction.

District Leaders, Informal Educators, School Leaders, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Staying Safe Online: Teaching Elementary Students to Practice Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy
February 16, 2021 to February 19, 2021

In this course, participants will learn about why we need to practice media literacy when consuming, sharing, and creating print and digital media and how to stay safe as digital citizens. We will cover the core concepts of media literacy and digital citizenship and practice integrating them into existing lessons and pedagogical practices for in-person and remote instruction.

Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, Special Education Professionals
Supervising RBTs: Transforming Trials and Tribulations into Triumphs
Ongoing Self-Paced

This webinar will teach you how to recognize and respond to issues as a supervisor for registered behavior technicians (RBTs).

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Special Education Professionals
Third Grade Virtual Science Unit Workshop
February 2, 2021

Third Grade Teachers, join us for an exciting opportunity to engage in learning about how to teach an Orca whale unit in a virtual learning environment. This interactive and entertaining workshop will bring science to life as we explore best practices for online learning about a true orca whale story. Walk away with a complete Orca unit and confidence in using it with your students.

Elementary Teachers
Using a Racial Equity Theory of Change (RETOC) to Facilitate Collaboration Between University Researchers and a Community Based Organization
April 7, 2021

This webinar, presented by Dr. Ilene Schwartz & Ginger Kwan, is part of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training Center's 2021 Speaker Series.

District Leaders, Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Leaders, School Psychologists, Secondary Teachers, Special Education Professionals
Virtual Social and Emotional Support: Zoom Social Skills for all Learners
January 27, 2021

In this webinar, Drs. RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero and Ariane Gauvreau will discuss concrete ways teachers and providers can provide social skills instruction, strategies for facilitating social skills groups online, and other means to increase social opportunities for students during distance learning.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Early Childhood Professionals, Elementary Teachers, Informal Educators, School Psychologists
Washington Early Achievers Institute: Promoting Inclusive Practices for all Children
December 1, 2020 to December 5, 2020

Join us for a week of inclusion. This free virtual institute will enhance the capacity of providers by sharing a research-based tiered approach to inclusive education. Sessions are designed for all childcare providers who care for children age 0-12 and want to learn research-backed strategies to promote accessible and inclusive learning environments. Plenaries will be led by disability self-advocates and experts in the field of inclusion with a focus on culturally responsive inclusion practices for early learning and school-age providers.

Early Childhood Professionals