Regional Educator Network
The Regional Educator Network (REN) is a statewide collaboration focusing on educational technology best practices. Our goal is to provide peer-to-peer mentorship and support among education practitioners, build capacity and partnerships, and provide access to a community of learners for all types of educators.
This network will prepare educators to be leaders in their district with regard to integrating educational technology and provide up to 25 clock hours (including up to 15 STEM clock hours depending on learning pathways selected).
The REN consists of two live, virtual professional learning opportunities focusing on educational technology best practices from 4:00-6:00 pm with clock hours offered. Each REN topic shown below is guided by the WA Teacher/Principal Evaluation Criteria:
March 15, 2022
Educational Technology Connections to Educator Mental Health and Wellbeing/Self-care
(TPEP criterion 3 & 6)
May 10, 2022
Educational Technology Connections to Youth Voice and Advocacy
(TPEP criterion 2 & 8)
In addition to each live session, you can choose your own path, at your own pace, through our robust Regional Educator Network Hub to further build your skills and background knowledge, develop a community to help you apply your learning in your classroom, and engage in reflective inquiry with your colleagues. You will be able to choose a network group with a focus on Media and Digital Citizenship, IT best practices, or your district adopted Learning Management System (LMS).
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Still wondering what it’s all about?
Read on to preview some selected sessions from last year’s REN network.
A year in review
The 2020-21 REN was a great success. Over 300 educators and school leaders engaged in the REN. Those that joined the REN live sessions were able to choose from a menu of options that addressed the theme of the month. After the live sessions, all participants had access to edited recordings of the live sessions with resources and discussion options to continue their learning on-demand in the REN Canvas Hub.
Theme: Relationships and Career Development
Culturally Responsive Online Teaching
Explore opportunities for culturally responsive teaching through an article and reflection on current practices.
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Theme: Learning Environments
Mindful Learning Spaces Through Neuroscience
The “Mindful Learning Spaces through Neuroscience” presentation can be accessed in addition to watching the video recording below:
Coaches & Experts from 9 ESDs
School districts, tribal education compact schools, and public charters involved
Regional Educator Network Members
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