Regional Educator Network

The Regional Educator Network is a statewide effort to provide peer-to-peer mentorship and support among education practitioners, build capacity across the state, and provide access to a community of learners for all educators.

The goal?

To increase educational technology leadership to support instruction using high-leverage teaching practices for all learning environments (online, hybrid and in-person) across Washington schools.

Who can join?

Anyone working in education can engage in a Regional Network regardless of technical skill or level. Participation does not require school district approval, as it does not conflict with traditional contract hours.

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Connect

  • Engage in virtual learning community cohorts organized around the five learning management systems (LMS) (February -June 2021)
  • Stay connected at the local, regional, and state-level with the education community to support LMS learning and implementation active network participation

Learn

  • Increase confidence with LMS and educational technology tools for quality instruction aligned to ITSE Educator standards and/or State TPEP Criterion
  • Access customized, regionally-based support for learning and utilizing LMS platforms with the ability to earn up to 24 clock hours (including up to 15 STEM clock hours depending on learning pathways selected)
  • Have the opportunity to obtain certification in LMS platform(s) or aligned product(s)

Lead

  • Support fellow educators in continuous learning statewide through multiple leadership opportunities
  • Curate and access a library of educational technology resources

Regional Network learning opportunities will focus on the following themes this year:

  • Relationships and Career Development
  • Power of Educators 
  • Learning Environments

Three synchronized virtual sessions are available to those who join:

Next LIVE Session – May 12th: 4-6pm

This month’s theme is the “Learning Environments”. In addition to the featured speaker, there will also be breakout sessions and time for regional and role-alike networking.

It isn’t too late to join!

Meet the Featured Speaker

Garrett Talcott
Garrett Talcott

Kindergarten Teacher at Ella Baker Elementary, Lake Washington School District

“My name is Garett Talcott and I teach kindergarten at Ella Baker Elementary. This is my 9th year teaching and I’ve taught preschool, kindergarten, 4th grade, middle school, and high school special education. Kindergarten is my passion as I love welcoming students into school and inspiring them to be lifelong learners. I currently am still teaching remotely and have 28 amazing students. Every day I wake up for them and make sure they have the best day ever! The secret to remote or in-person learning is student engagement and having fun! This year has been a challenge for everyone and has really stretched all education staff to grow in so many ways that we didn’t even know was possible! This year I’ve realized the world is our classroom! So get out there and try something new and crazy and have fun doing so!”

Coaches & Experts from 9 ESDs

Educators Reached

School districts, tribal education compact schools, and public charters involved

Regional Educator Network Members

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