December Alternative Learning Update

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Reminder - ALE Administrator Meeting

The January ALE Administrator Meeting will be held in Lacey, WA on January 18, 2019. Registration for this meeting will close on January 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM. For more information and to register, click here.  

Reminder - Online Approvals Window

Are you thinking about applying to become an Approved Online Course Provider or Multi District Online School Program?

  • Applications for Approved Online Course Providers and Multi District Online School Programs will be accepted in the month of January. To learn more about the process, please visit our website.
  • Contact Nicole González, Online Learning Program Specialist, with any questions or to request an application. 

ALE Advisory Committee Meeting

The ALE Advisory Committee met on November 28, 2018. Representatives from programs across the state, Washington Association for Learning Alternatives (WALA), and the Alternative Learning Department (ALD) discussed the following topics: 

  • 2019 legislative update
  • Review of CEDARS reporting communication 
  • 2018 WALA workshops debrief 
  • Upcoming professional development planning
    • January ALE Administrator Agenda
    • Needs for WALA spring conference sessions
  • School improvement updates 
  • Recent national conference debrief and takeaways
    • Competency-based learning opportunities
    • ALE as method for personalized learning
    • Alternative accountability

For questions about the ALE Advisory Committee, please contact WALA or the ALD

OSPI Report Card Redesign

On December 3rd, OSPI released for district preview the student, educator, and financial measures that will be part of the public Report Card release on December 17th.

What is the Report Card? 
The OSPI report card is a reporting tool that provides summary demographics and information on district and school success. The redesign is meant to provide easier access to data about schools for parents and the public. The project is using an iterative approach with the first release focusing on meeting federal requirements under ESSA, which include measures used in the Washington School Improvement Framework, such as regular attendance, dual credit participation, and 9th grade on-track. Other measures around student performance, educators and school finance will also be included.

More Information

Upcoming Events

Building Healthy Habits for you and your School
January 16, 2019
Kaiser Permanente in Puyallup, WA
Register here

ALE Administrator Meeting
January 18, 2019
Lacey, WA
Register here

Online Learning Advisory Committee
February 13, 2019
Remote meeting via Zoom.
Contact the ALD to register. 

Northwest PBIS Conference
February 27 - March 1, 2019
Portland, OR
Register here

Spring 2019 WALA Conference
March 21-23, 2019
Suncadia Lodge
Register here