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).
UPDATE: The Regional Educator Network is going fully asynchronous – this will allow our overloaded educators the flexibility they need so that they can still participate in the network without committing to certain dates and time.
The REN is a virtual professional learning network focusing on educational technology best practices guided by the WA Teacher/Principal Evaluation Criteria and EdTech Connections to the following OSPI Continuous Learning Themes:
- EdTech Connections to Relationships & Career Development
- EdTech Connections to Power of Educators
- EdTech Connections to Learning Environment
- EdTech Connections to Educator Mental Health and Wellbeing
- EdTech Connections to Youth Voice and Advocacy
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).
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.
Access the slides.
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: