PD's Winter Webinar Series

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Winter Webinar Series

Join the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Professional Development (PD) Team for our Winter Webinar Series. 

During this series, we'll discuss topics around our engagement efforts, Outdoor Nature-Based Programs, training needs, and feedback. Make sure to register and join!


Webinar Topics

January: PD's Engagement Work

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Join us to learn about PD's engagement efforts and how to get involved in different work areas for PD. The following topics will be covered in detail during this webinar: 

  • Introduction to PD's engagement efforts and our newest webpage: PD's Engagement Efforts!
  • Opportunities to get involved in our work specific to dual language, PACE, and the State-Approved Training program. 
  • Ongoing efforts and resources we use to engage the community.

Tuesday, Jan. 18 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

February: Outdoor Nature-Based Programs | Competencies and Qualifications

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Are you interested in having or working at an outdoor nature-based child care program?

During this webinar, the PD team will provide an overview of the competencies and staff qualifications for Outdoor Nature-Based Programs. We'll cover the following topics in detail: 

  • Staff qualification requirements for Outdoor Nature-Based Programs, and how it compares to early learning and school-age programs.
  • Learn about the next steps for meeting your licensing education requirements.
  • Understand how to meet the education requirement and the steps to complete during the timeline for your role.

Tuesday, Feb. 15 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

March: Professional Development Provider Needs (English, Spanish, Somali)

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During this live and interactive forum, we'll split into break-out rooms in English, Spanish, and Somali to hear your feedback around training and professional development.

  • How do you prefer to take training and when?
  • What training topics would you like to see offered?
  • What makes you choose the training you complete?

We want to hear it all! The PD team will have some guided questions and polls – please join us and have your colleagues join, too. We want to learn from you to make training more meaningful.

Tuesday, March 15 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

Marzo: Necesidades para los proveedores sobre desarrollo profesional

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Durante este foro en vivo e interactivo, nos dividiremos a tres 'cuartos' en zoom disponibles en español, inglés, y somalí para escuchar sus comentarios sobre capacitación y el desarrollo profesional.

  • ¿Cómo prefiere tomar la capacitación, y cuándo?
  • ¿Qué temas de capacitación le gustaría que se ofrecieran?
  • ¿Qué te hace elegir los entrenamientos que completas?

El equipo de Desarrollo Profesional tendrá algunas preguntas guiadas y encuestas; únase a la junta y traigan a sus colegas. Queremos aprender de ti para hacer la capacitación más significativa. ¡Queremos escucharlo todo! 

Martes, 15 de marzo | 6 p.m.

Registrarse aquí

March: Baahida Bixiyaha Horumarinta Xirfadeed

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Inta lagu guda jiro madashan is-dhexgalka tooska ah, Waxaan u kala qaybin doonnaa qolal-ka: English, Spanish iyo Somali si aad u maqasho ra'yi-isdhaafsiga ku saabsan horumarinta tababarada iyo  xirfadaha.

  • Sidaad u mjeclaan lahayd  inaad u qaadato tababarka iyo goorta?
  • Tababaro nuucee ah ayaad jeclaan lahayd in labixiyo?
  • Maxay tahay sababta aad u dooratay tababarka aad dhamaysay?

Waxaan rabnaa inaan maqalno dhammaan! Kooxda PD waxay waydiin doonaan su'aalo  iyo codbixin – fadlan nagu soo biir, sidoo kale  asxaabtaada nagu soo biiri. Waxaan rabnaa inaan wax kaa barano si aan tababarka uga dhigno mid macno badan leh.

Talaadada, Marso. 15| 6 p.m.

Halkan iska diwaangeli

Friendly Reminders...

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  • Please make sure you input your email address correctly when registering, otherwise you will not receive the meeting details.
  • The webinar series are voluntary and in-service (STARS) hours are not available.
  • These webinars are created as a resource and participation is always optional.
  • All webinars are recorded and posted to our Newsletters and Webinars webpage.

Get Involved!

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The PD team is committed to having the public and stakeholders engage and contribute to our work.

Currently, our team has multiple opportunities to get involved in areas around PACE (Provider Access to a Community Equivalent), dual language, and the State-Approved Training Program.

We'd love to hear your voice! 

Get Involved

Keep Up With All Things PD!

A great way to stay up-to-date on all things related to training and professional development is by bookmarking the DCYF Professional Development webpage.

Questions or Comments?

If you have a question or would like to suggest a learning topic,
email Marlene White.

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