To enroll in an online learning course, select “enroll.” All of PESB’s online learning courses are free and self-paced.
Recruiting Washington Teachers (RWT)
Recruiting Washington Teachers is a high school teacher academy curriculum with the goal of growing diverse future teachers. This course provides professional development for teachers and administrators of RWT.
The Recruiting Washington Teachers Program and Curriculum is a product of the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) and is intended to build a teaching pathway for high school students into the profession. The curriculum is rooted in the assets students possess and will benefit and enrich diversity, culture and equity in classrooms and throughout the educational experience.Read more
This Moodle course was developed by a committee of Washington teachers based on big ideas in the Recruiting Washington Teachers Curriculum and on what newer teachers to this curriculum will need/want to know as they prepare to teach this class. Therefore, the modules aren’t a play-by-play of the RWT Curriculum, but rather a deeper dive on selected topics, information and resources that will be most useful to assisting a newer teacher’s understanding and preparation for the class. That said, the information and activities in these modules are relevant to any educator, whether they are teaching this course or not, and address important understandings about culture and equity in education that are good for the development and growth of all educators.
While the modules in this course do not need to be completed in order, they do follow a suggested organization for a class that may be helpful to a newer RWT teacher. Modules 1 – 5 are aligned with units 1 – 5 in the RWT Curriculum. Modules 6 – 9 are more of the “how-to” of building and implementing a teacher academy program in a school and district and also provide systems information about the teaching continuum in Washington State.
If you have any questions about this course, please email us at Pathways@k12.wa.us and we will be happy to assist you.
Paraeducators: what we do matters
The online course is organized into 13 self-guided modules specifically for paraeducators. A district may use this resource to provide online training at no cost to help meet 13 hours of Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) training. Districts interested in exploring this option must review the crosswalk document between the FCS curriculum and the online course.
Paraeducators should not complete this online course without the direction of their school district.
Each module includes:
UPDATE (November 18, 2019):
Building your educator workforce
To better support district HR offices, PESB and the OSPI Title II office worked together to develop online training modules. These tools are intended to assist HR staff in their efforts to identify, hire, and support the educators who best meet their district’s workforce needs. Read more about this training.