Welcome to Washington Educational Research Association –

WERA is a not-for-profit organization of professionals working at all levels of education dedicated to improving the practice of instruction, assessment, evaluation, conducting and applying educational research, and using data to inform instructional decisions. Our services include two regional conferences, publications, and training for our members.

WERA/OSPI 2018 Annual Conference

Disrupting the Status Quo:
Ensuring Equity, Engagement and Achievement for all Washington Learners

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December 5-7 at the Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel and Conference Center

For the 34th year, WERA and OSPI bring together educational leaders, teachers and researchers from across the Northwest to explore practical applications of new research and evaluation studies.

Who Should Attend: Don’t miss these timely topics of value for teachers, principals, building specialists, curriculum specialists, central office staff, superintendents, post-secondary, and early learning educators!

December 5: -- Choose two in-depth, half-day Pre-Conference Workshops to dive into important topics.  Click here to see the workshops being offered this year. 

December 6-7: We offer over 65 breakout sessions across 13 strands including: OSPI state assessment updates in all subjects, the Common Core State Standards, RTI and MTSS, the state accountability index, EL and Dual Language programs, research studies on effective practices, educational leadership, and much more.  Click here for a preliminary list of breakout sessions. 

Keynote Presenters
Thursday December 6, Dr. Adeyemi "Yemi" Stembridge, Educational Consultant with a focus on culturally responsive systems and learning experiences for students.

Friday December 7, Dr. John B. King, Jr., President and CEO of The Education Trust and former Secretary of Education under President Obama.


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