Explore the zoo for a day! On Saturday, June 3rd Woodland Park Zoo invites P-20 educators to visit the zoo for free and receive half-priced admission for one adult guest!
Please check in at the South Entrance between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for your ticket into the zoo. You are welcome to stay until closing time but check-in will end at 3:00 p.m. Please bring something to verify your employment as an educator.
You may use this day to both enjoy the zoo and explore opportunities to include the zoo in your curriculum. There will be a variety of events including Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day, along with all summer programming. Please contact the zoo registrar with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.548.2424).
The FREE Seattle Teachers Autism Symposium will be held at UW's Kane Hall on July 26 & 27. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex disorder that is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social communication as well as the presence of restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, difficulty with change, and/or sensory hyper-/hypo-sensitivities. Educators will learn the diagnostic criteria and how symptoms may manifest and effect school behavior. The presentation will include how the diagnosis is made, common co-occurring conditions and a brief overview of recommended interventions for ASD.
- Participants will learn about different diagnostic criteria and labels used for Autism
- Participants will learn about methods used to identify Autism
- Participants will learn about common co-occurring conditions in Autism