Covid-19 and Professional Development Programming
NWAIS has resumed limited in-person programming alongside virtual programming for the 2021-22 school year. We are adopting this model for several reasons:
- NWAIS is a relational organization and we understand that professional relationships are best fostered in an in-person context
- Continuing online programming allows NWAIS schools to greater access to professional development, especially for those outside of WA
- Uncertainty remains high as COVID-19 cases rise and variants gain traction
We will be balancing flexibility and adaptability with giving presenters and NWAIS time to plan accordingly. Much of the 2021-22 Professional Development calendar has been planned with the goal of in-person workshops at the forefront. NWAIS is prioritizing in-person workshops when the content of the workshop is rooted in relational learning, and virtual learning when sessions that are more content-based.
In all offerings, dates, times, and formats may be subject to change as pandemic-related policies shift.