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.

WERA members work in a range of contexts supporting students across Washington, including early learning settings, schools, districts, community-based organizations, colleges and universities.WERA is committed to sharing knowledge to support educators’ work improving opportunities and outcomes for all students.

We welcome you to the 2020-21 WERA membership year, though under very challenging circumstances. We all have been working hard to provide the essentials of safety, healthcare, childcare, food and education to our families and community – all in the midst of societal and environmental crises. Yet it is in these times that the WERA Board is assured that we can support your efforts to serve and improve educational systems in new ways.

Some of what WERA offers you this year will look very different. Rather than three days of the annual December conference in Seattle, we will provide more days of engagement and learning throughout the year via online experiences. We will host live events and on-demand learning – without the barriers and costs of travel, meals and lodging.

WERA also provides the benefits of membership that you count on each year, which keep you connected with colleagues and experts in education. So instead of registering for just one conference or symposium, we invite you to join us for this year of virtual learning.

Learn more about member benefits and pricing here