Professional Learning

Summer 2018 Quarter Professional Learning Opportunities:

Survey of Addiction - ENROLL BY JUNE 25th

You will explore how addiction affects the various stages of the human lifespan and across diverse populations. Included are the milestone areas of adolescence, adults, and older adults, as well as populations divided by race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability. The course will provide information pertaining to each sub group, and provide a framework for viewing the particular nature of each of these. Each stage has certain vulnerabilities to addiction and this will also be examined. Finally, you will explore the sensitivities to approaching addiction within this framework

This is a part of a series of courses taught to meet the requirements of WAC 246-811-077: Educational requirements to apply for chemical dependency certification with alternative training.

Earn two post-baccalaureate credits for $500. For registration and payment, use the following link - ENROLL BY JUNE 25th.


National Board Candidate Support Program

National board Candidate Support Program will provide an overview of the NBPTS process. Candidates will learn how two NBPTS foundational documents—The Five Core Propositions and The Architecture of Accomplished Teaching—undergird the philosophy and structure of the certification. Candidates will engage in collaborative process of describing, analyzing and reflecting on these two frameworks, as well as learning how to navigate the NBPTS website. Note: This course is a requirement for embarking on the National Board Certification process, and must be completed prior to beginning any of the remaining regional and certificate-alike meetings.

For more information, visit our National Board Candidate Support Program webpage here.

National Board Certification Year One - $695 

National Board Certification Year Two and Beyond - $295

First year participants must register into Year One. 



Fall 2018 Quarter Professional Learning Opportunities:


Mindfulness: Science and Practice 

Mindfulness skills—specific techniques for paying attention to present-moment experiences in a nonjudgmental way—have been shown to improve attention, academic performance, stress, self-criticism, relationships, physical health, and mental health. The course will address some of the historical, cultural and spiritual traditions related to mindfulness practices throughout the world, but will focus on the ways that specific mindfulness skills are currently implemented in educational, psychological, and medical contexts. We will address developmental, cognitive, emotional, neurological, and relational processes linked with mindfulness practice. Participants will consider past research, practice a range of scientifically supported mindfulness skills, and investigate their own hypotheses about mindfulness. 

Earn two post-baccalaureate credits for $500. For registration and payment, use the following link.