WERA Hot Topics Webinar

Washington Educational Research Association (WERA) is excited to launch a free webinar series called “Hot Topics” to its members. The “Hot Topics” webinars occur 3 – 4 times a year specific to relevant education issues and/or highlight WERA offerings that will be of interest to members.

WERA’s most recent “Hot Topics” webinar took place on October 21, 2019.  It focused on the charge of the Washington State Dyslexia Advisory Council, their recent work to identify literacy screening tools and what this means to districts across Washington. Presenters on the webinar were: Aira Jackson, OSPI English Language Arts Director and Dyslexia Advisory Council members - Molly Branson-Thayer, Senior Director at Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington, and Elizabeth Coon, Literacy Specialist in Seattle Public Schools. Facilitating the discussion was Nasue Nishida, WERA Board Member and Executive Director at the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession.

The October webinar can be viewed here