Informed Principal

AWSP Blog

blog
 
  • AWSP News for June 17, 2021

    David Morrill
    Jun 17, 2021
    In this final episode of AWSP News for this year, we discuss sharing any updates to guide how we might be opening our schools in the fall, this year’s virtual Summer Conference and the annual AWSP Summer Conference lunch program, the incredible programs and networks that your AWSP ProLearning Team has put together, making outdoor education accessible to all kids and an Outdoor School survey, programs and opportunities for developing your student leaders, how an AWSL “School” Membership supports your school, and our annual reminder to reach out to us as you head into your final evaluation with your supervisor.
  • Office Closure (6/18) for Juneteenth

    Scott Seaman, Executive Director, AWSP
    Jun 15, 2021
    AWSP will close this Friday June 18th, in recognition of Juneteenth (June 19th). Starting in 2022, Washington state will recognize June 19th as an official state holiday. Although this recognition as a state holiday is over 150 years overdue, AWSP is going to start this year.
  • Ideas for Summer Reading

    Roz Thompson, Government Relations & Advocacy Director, AWSP
    Jun 15, 2021
    When you’re ready to jump into some professional reading, check out this list of books that Jack Arend and I created based on some of the books that we are reading or that we hear others mention. We also provide some tips for engaging your staff in a book study, if that is something that you are considering.
  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | June 11 Edition

    Abby Bowers, Director of Special Programs, Capital Region ESD 113
    Jun 11, 2021
    Weekly special education and Section 504 resources from Abby Bowers, Capital Region ESD 113's Director of Special Programs.
  • A Survey to Help 5th and 6th Graders with Funding for Outdoor School

    Greg Barker, WSPEF Director
    Jun 07, 2021
    Ready for some good news? There’s state money to help send your fifth- and sixth-graders to Outdoor School next year. We are working with a team of learning centers and camps to get money allocated in this year’s state budget.  To help us plan and budget, we need to find out who is planning to host an outdoor school for their students. You can help with this process now by completing this Outdoor Schools survey. This information will helps us to plan for the 2021-22 school year as well as give us information to seek further funding for the 2022-23 school year and beyond.
  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | June 4 Edition

    Abby Bowers, Director of Special Programs, Capital Region ESD 113
    Jun 04, 2021
    Weekly special education and Section 504 resources from Abby Bowers, Capital Region ESD 113's Director of Special Programs.
  • School Celebration Newsletter | June Edition

    Cindy Sholtys-Cromwell, Alternative Learning Education Administrator for the Kelso School District
    Jun 01, 2021
    I know many schools have closed up the 2020-2021 school year, but we are still going strong in Kelso, Washington (my district). This month is a magical milestone month for our students, staff, and families it is important to celebrate, celebrate, and celebrate. I have no doubt you will find some simple and fun ideas to utilize this final month. Finish strong friends; you got this. I BELIEVE in you.
  • AWSP News for May 28, 2021

    David Morrill
    May 28, 2021
    In this edition of AWSP News, we discuss wrapping up the craziest year in your professional career, what your school will look, sound, and feel like in the fall, the departure of Kurt Hatch, one of our Associate Directors, two new faces joining the AWSP/AWSL and Cispus family, AWSL’s Summer Leadership Series, choosing your own learning adventure in our Summer Conference, and using TPEP iGrant 664 funds to register anyone who evaluates teachers, an opportunity to share your story of how you have coped during the pandemic, and sharing your outdoor school plans for next year.
  • Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | May 28 Edition

    Abby Bowers, Director of Special Programs, Capital Region ESD 113
    May 28, 2021
    Weekly special education and Section 504 resources from Abby Bowers, Capital Region ESD 113's Director of Special Programs.
  • Changes at AWSP

    Dr. Scott Seaman, Executive Director, AWSP
    May 27, 2021
    If you haven’t heard the news, Dr. Kurt Hatch, one of our Associate Directors, is moving on to another incredible professional opportunity. Starting June 1st, Kurt will be the Educational Administration Program Director and professor of practice at the University of Washington Tacoma. Although a direct loss for AWSP, it is an indirect win as Kurt will be shaping and preparing the next generation of school leaders at UW-T.

Like to Write?

We're always looking for guest contributions. If you have a passion to write and things to share, email David about a guest post or a role as a recurring guest blogger. 


For More Information 

David Morrill | Communications & Technology Director | (800) 562-6100

Back To Top