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  • Celebrate Substitute Educators Day 2018!

    SEA Celebrating Substitute Educators Day!

    Substitute Educators Day focuses on the importance of substitute school employees. These professional educators perform a vital function in the maintenance and continuity of daily education.

    Today we celebrate Substitute Educators Day in Seattle. In our public school systems, substitutes are the educational bridges when regular classroom educators are absent. They are called early in the morning, take over lessons with short notice, and ensure that quality education is maintained in our classrooms. The professional substitute ensures that time is productive and furthers the student's learning.

    Substitute Educators throughout the United States are seeking to be recognized as the professionals they are. They are seeking professional compensation and development; they are seeking support through collective bargaining; they are seeking partnership with their full-time colleagues in the classroom.

    Substitute Educators Day seeks to:
    > Increase respect for substitute educators
    > Advocate for all school substitutes to receive wage and
    health benefits for those who work most to all of a full
    school year
    > Receive genuine, continual professional development in
    the art of substitute teaching
    > Provide a reminder for school staff about effective
    practices to prepare for, welcome, and support substitute
    educators.
  • Pre-Retirement Seminars! An extra date has been added, so there's room for more of you!

    Due to high demand, an extra Pre-Retirement Seminar date has been added: Friday/Saturday, March 15th/16th.
    There is 1 open space for the March dates as of 2/20.
    Also, there are 13 open spaces for the May date as of 2/20.
    We suggest you register ASAP to secure a spot.
    If you wait until it's close to the date, be sure to check with the SEA office to see if there's still room before you send your registration in.
    Below is the link to the registration form.
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  • March For Our Lives - March 24, 2018!

    On Saturday, March 24th the March For Our Lives, led by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School FL was one of the largest protests in U.S. history!

    Click the link below to see some of the coverage.

    There are also plans for national educator days of action to end gun violence in schools NEA has put its support toward an April 20th event, it will be co-led by Dian Ravitch, AFT and others. The SEA board of Directors and the SEA Representative Assembly will be discussing our participation in this event.
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