Events and Training
WaKIDS 101 Training Schedule and Information
WaKIDS 101 is the one-time training required for all kindergarten
teachers new to WaKIDS and special education teachers working with children
with IEPs. The training introduces all three components of
WaKIDS, including its purpose, structure, and possibility. Participants will
gain a better understanding of how observation is foundational to effective
instruction and learn practical strategies for collecting, using, and
sharing evidence. By the end of the training, teachers will have the basic
skills to begin implementing all components of WaKIDS, including using the
online assessment platform MyTeachingStrategies®. With the completion of Interrater Reliability Certification, teachers will leave feeling confident
Beginning in July 2019, the WaKIDS 101 training will change from a two-day,
in-person training to a one-day in-person training hosted regionally at each
Educational Service District, followed by a six-hour online course through
Canvas. Teachers will have two weeks from the date of the in-person training to
complete the online training.
OSPI will monitor teacher involvement and completion in both the in-person and online sections. Districts will be notified if teachers do not complete both sections of the WaKIDS 101 training.
Please select from the ESD catalog links below to register for training. Use the "search" option to find "WaKIDS" for training dates at each ESD. You may also reach out
to the district contact directly for registration assistance.
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Questions? Please email/call Amber Havens (360-725-6180) or Ellen Mathews (360-725-6161) at OSPI.