Teach Washington 
Issue: # 3
About this Newsletter
Produced quarterly by the Center of Excellence for Careers in Education, this newsletter is intended for the sharing of education related news, information and resources.  Washington's Community and Technical College's are an integral part of the workforce pipeline for future educators
Financial Aid 
Whatcom/Skagit Announce Innovative ECE Partnership 


Whatcom Community College, in partnership with Skagit Valley College, was recently awarded one of three statewide workplace-based learning grants to support an innovative education program for early childhood education adult workers who want to earn college credits and advance in their careers.  Awarded by the Workforce Education & Training Board and the U.S. Department of Labor, the nearly $200,000 grant will fund scholarships for assistant teachers and aides and those currently unqualified to progress in their careers due to limited credentials.  Initial demand is running double the number of available spots.  For the full news release, click here!
Are You a NACCTEP Member Institution?
The National Association for Community College Teacher Education Programs is launching a scholarship program to provide graduates with a smooth transition between the two-year teacher education associate's degree programs and finishing their bachelor's degree online. As part of the program, WGU will provide both graduates and staff members of a NACCTEP member institution the following benefits:
  • An application fee waiver (a $65 savings). 
  • Eligibility to apply for the WGU NACCTEP Teacher Education Scholarship - WGU has agreed to fund 20 annual scholarships, each valued up to $2,000, which are disbursed at $500 per six-month term for up to four terms.
  • This scholarship is available only for graduates and staff members who want to earn one of WGU's teaching degrees.
  • Click here for additional information
Systematic Curriculum and Instructional Development
OSUAre you a certified DACUM faciliator?  The Center of Excellence is hosting
a SCID training March 26-30 at Kent Station with trainers from The Ohio State University. 
Participants will acquire knowledge, skills, and behaviors through small group hands-on experiences.  These will enable them to develop competency-based instructional materials such as Competency Profiles, Learning Guides, Learning Aids, Job Aids,  Modules, Curriculum Guides, and Lesson Plans.  One-on-one mentoring is provided throughout the workshop. 
This is the only scheduled SCID training on the West Coast this year.  Click here for more information. 
Early REACH Institute - May 11 and 12

An Early Childhood Approach to Multicultural Education, May 11 and 12 at Highline Community College and cosponsored by Central Washington University.


Who should attend? Early childhood educators, administrators, college students, community members.


Registration fees: $60 for professional educators, $20 for students


Click here to register. 


NW Teachers of Tomorrow Conference

Friday, June 1st from 10 am to 2 pm

At Whatcom Community College


For students interested in becoming teachers; keynote by Dr. Francisco Rios


To learn more, email ariedel@whatcom.ctc.edu

Contact Us

Center of Excellence for Careers in Education

at Green River Community College

PH:  253-833-9111

FX:  253-333-4961


Erik Tingelstad - Director - ext. 4359

Jen Irwin - Program Coordinator - ext. 4366




SCID Workshop




Association Conf.

Teaching Equity




ATL Conference 

Wayne Au
Teaching Equity
Saturday, April 28th at Highline Community College, Dr. Wayne Au from the University of Washington - Bothell will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Teaching Equity Conference.  To learn more about Dr. Au click here.