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    Professional Development for Education Partners

    The School and Community Partnerships Department is committed to offering supports that build the capacity of community based organizations and schools to align their work and effectively and authentically partner.

    Guided by our Professional Development Advisory Committee, which includes community based organizations, the City of Seattle, and Seattle Public Schools (SPS), we are excited to unveil our 2017-18 professional learning opportunities. Some opportunities are designed only for community-based organization staff and volunteers, while others are open to both to school staff and partners.

    The first two pages provide an overview, and the subsequent pages have full details, including location, timing, and registration links.

    2017-18 Calendar Coming Soon
    See the Full Calendar Here

    Last year’s professional learning opportunities fell into the following categories:

    PD Categories

    As you review the array of professional learning opportunities, here are some questions to consider:
    teacher and student

    • What do my students/participants need from me?
    • Which learning opportunity has the potential to make the greatest impact on my work?
    • What don't I know yet that I want to learn?
    • Which learning category would challenge me the most?
    • What information or skills would be most beneficial for my team or organization right now?
    • In what ways do I want to grow this year?

    Our professional development calendar is meant to support the rich diversity of community based organizations serving SPS youth, including organizations big and small providing services in schools and off site. We encourage each organization to limit your number of registrants to 5 or fewer so that we can be sure that many organizations have the opportunity to benefit from these trainings.

    If you represent a large organization and are in need of training for more than 5 of your staff members, please contact Rivka Burstein-Stern at

    Thank you to the members of the Professional Development Advisory Committee, including representatives from the City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, School’s Out Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle Public Schools, Youth Development Executives of King County, and youth-serving organizations that partner with Seattle Public Schools who informed the development of this calendar.

    See some of our professional development sessions in action: