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WAAS Portfolio Training

The WEA Special Education Support Center State Needs Grant, in cooperation with OSPI Special Education and Assessment Divisions, is pleased to announce the dates and locations of the 2012-2013 Washington Alternate Assessment System (WAAS) Portfolio Training.  The 6-hour workshops will be held in 13 locations around the state, beginning September 20, 2012, and running through October 31, 2012. Follow the link at the bottom of this message for more information, or click here to register online

The training will be co-facilitated by OSPI Alternate Assessment Coordinator, Lesley Siegel, and members from the WEA Special Education Cadre. All sessions will be held from 9am to 4pm. 

This training is being offered free to teachers, assessment coordinators, and district personnel across the state that administers the WAAS-Portfolio Assessment.  Participants will understand assessment eligibility, align extensions of content standards to student IEP goals/objectives, acquire additional data collection strategies, learn to gather evidence for submission and understand the use of the WAAS Profile instrument. 

Participants need to bring an IEP and a SACK LUNCH to the training.  Six clock hours are available, on site, for $5.00.  Participants will be given a CD of all of the materials to take home with them. 

The WAAS-Portfolio Training will be held at the following locations on the dates indicated:

September 20, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00

Washington Education Association
32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S.
Federal Way, WA 98001 

September 22, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

Washington Education Association
32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S.
Federal Way, WA 98001 

September 26, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

Seattle UniServ Council
5501 4th Ave. S, # 101
Seattle, WA 98108 

September 29, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

Pilchuck UniServ Council
2500 Hewitt Ave. # 100
Everett, WA 98201

October 6, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

WEA Olympic Council
26297 Twelve Trees Lane N.W.
Poulsbo, WA 98370

October 10, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

WEA Chinook
5220 Capitol Blvd.
Tumwater, WA 98501

October 12, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

Vancouver School District
2901 Falk Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98668

October 15, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

Northwest ESD 189
1601 R Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221

October 17, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

WEA Midstate
711 North Keys Rd.
Yakima, WA 98901

October 20, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

North Central ESD 171
430 Olds Station Rd.
Wenatchee, WA 98807

October 24, 2012 (8:30 to 3:00)

Kennewick School District Administration Building
1000 W. 4th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336

October 27, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

Northeast Washington ESD 101
4202 S. Regal St.
Spokane, WA 99223

October 31, 2012 (9:00 to 4:00)

Spokane UniServ Council
230 E. Montgomery
Spokane, WA 99207

Click here to register