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You’re invited to learn more about the WASA PLC at Work® Project, Cohort 3.
The WASA PLC at Work® Project, Cohort 3 is launching this fall and registration is underway. This three-year statewide project is designed to support the growth of all students and address issues of equity.
Please join our Zoom and Learn with special guest Janel Keating, recently retired Superintendent of Model PLC District White River, author, associate and advocate of all things PLC.
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 1-2pm PDT.
- Implementing a guaranteed and viable curriculum
- Creating a balanced assessment system
- Removing barriers to create support and extension opportunities
- Building an inclusive and healthy culture
- Addressing equity issues through effective, fair, and accurate standards-based reporting and grading practices
Please click HERE to register or to discuss more with Lacy Waltermeyer, State Office Executive Director.
Why Partner With Solution Tree?
For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has been a trusted source of professional learning for schools and districts throughout Washington, and we continue to provide the highest quality of customized support to ensure the success of students statewide. To better assist at the local level, we now have a Washington office solely dedicated to educators within the state. We are committed to deepening the work already in progress as well as becoming a resource for schools and districts in need of proven solutions created by expert practitioners who have done the work.
How do we support the vital work you do each day?
The professional development we design in partnership with you is goal-oriented and customized based on your specific needs. Our experts have implemented these practices, both as practitioners and as partners with schools and districts worldwide. They will apply their skill, knowledge, and passion for student success to the work they do with you, building on your strengths and identifying opportunities to improve.
Whether you’re working to build a professional learning community, implement quality instruction that meets the needs of all students, or strengthen assessment and intervention practices, you can trust Solution Tree to provide credible, research-based, and effective resources and professional development.
Professional Learning Communities at Work®
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are schools that empower educators to work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.
At the heart of the PLC at Work process are four critical questions that drive the daily actions of every team member:
- What is it we want our students to know and be able to do?
- How will we know if each student has learned it?
- How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
- How will we extend the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?
RTI at Work™
RTI—also known as a multitiered system of supports (MTSS)—is a systematic process that helps ensure all students receive the time and resources needed to learn at high levels. Built upon the PLC at Work framework, RTI at Work is the best answer we know to Critical Questions 3 and 4.
Work with our RTI at Work associates to develop and sustain:
- A coherent and viable core curriculum that embeds ongoing monitoring for all students
- Immediate and targeted interventions systematically applied and monitored for any students not achieving
- Intensive interventions focused on closing gaps
How have we helped neighboring schools and districts?
Six schools in the state of Washington have shown continuous improvement in student achievement, earning the status of Model PLC at Work schools. View their evidence of effectiveness at the links below.
Arlington High School
Kent Prairie Elementary School
Mountain Meadow Elementary School
White River High School
Hidden River Middle School
East Valley School District
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"Despite the heroic efforts of educators throughout the state, the inequities present in our systems seemed to be exacerbated by the pandemic. Virtual learning, and our need to adapt quickly, revealed that all students didn’t have access to the same high-quality education. Through the WASA PLC at Work Project, we are intentional that learning efforts are targeted and result in a positive impact for all students. The goal of the project is to assist districts in Washington to work smarter, not harder.”
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