Shoreline Special Education PTSA
Image description: pink flyer with various desserts that says: It's sweet to the join the Shoreline Special Education PTSA. Everyone that joins by September 30th will be entered into a drawing for a dozen doughnuts, cupcakes, or another sweet treat of your choice.
Membership is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Membership is $15/individual or $25/joint membership. If cost, or anything, is a barrier, or if you have any questions about membership sign-ups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests and information will be kept confidential.
Note: We have a new membership form/system. If you were a PTSA member in Washington State last year you already have a member login for MemberPlanet, the Washington State host site. If you were a member you may need to reset your password in order to access the membership packet. The account is tied to your email account.
SEPTSA Member IEP Discussion Group: Looking for a community to discuss your student’s special education journey? Are you curious what other journeys are like? Need to ask a question about your student’s IEP or educational experience and don’t know where to go? Ask us! Disclaimer: This is not legal or professional advice -- we are a group of Shoreline caregivers learning from each other. Next Meeting: September 11 at 7:00 p.m. over Zoom. Register here and you will receive an email with login instructions. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Member Meeting with Speaker Diana Ma: Our first hybrid meeting of the year will be on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. After our important business meeting, local parent and educator, Diana Ma, will speaker on Anti-oppressive Universal Design for Learning (UDL):
This presentation will lay out an anti-oppressive Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework for educators and parents who want to build practices that work for all students. Marginalized students face complex educational barriers, so educational equity requires flexibility and individualized teaching methods, assignments, and assessments—all designed to dismantle specific systemic oppression. Aimed at parents and educators, Diana will:
This presentation is for educators and parents who are interested in learning how a paradigm shift to anti-oppressive UDL, with its emphasis on accessibility and flexibility, will result in educational equity, greater student success, and more sustainable teaching.
Register now for the Zoom link or meet us at the Shoreline Center, Spartan Room (18560 1st Ave NE)
Diana Ma is a Chinese American anti-oppressive educator and faculty at North Seattle College. She has led departmental workshops on equitable UDL and presented on equitable UDL at national conferences such as the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and the CAST Symposium. Diana is also a Young Adult and Middle Grade author. She believes that it’s important for all kids to recognize themselves as the heroes of the books they read, and her belief that diverse books help us create a better world is what drives her writing and teaching. More information can be found about Diana on her website: Dianamaauthor.com
Upcoming Meetings will be on December 14, 2023 and in February, April, and June 2024.
Support us with Fred Meyer
You can now support Shoreline Special Education PTSA while you shop at any Fred Meyer in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Alaska. All you need to do is enroll in Community Rewards, connecting your Fred Meyer loyalty card to SEPTSA and use it (or your phone number) at checkout!