Learning Summits

Throughout the year, WFIS and our partner organizations present Learning Summits providing focus on a variety of issues that are of particular relevance to private school teachers, administrators and staff. Below is a list of these upcoming events.

OSPI Private Schools Summer Conferences

Each session is two days from 9am-4pm.  

This year’s theme Creating a Dynamic and Engaging Classroom” will be both active & energizing 

Spokane:  at Gonzaga University, June19 & 20, 2017

Seattle:    at Seattle Pacific University, June 22 & 23 and August 8 & 9, 2017

Join international instructional leaders Kimberly L. Mitchell and Maggie Chumbley in exploring questions geared to refining your classroom instructional practices. Conference leaders will share five key inquiry based instructional strategies* that foster dynamic and engaging classrooms using video, small group activities, and discussions. Participants will experience a full lesson simulation modeling these strategies. Finally, time will be offered for planning, reflection, and feedback. Teachers of every grade level and subject area will leave energized, renewed, and ready for the next school year with concrete strategies they can implement right away.

*Registration is a tight window this year: May 15, 2017 and closes May 31st.     REGISTER HERE

Private Schools Day

Co-hosted with PSESD on October 27, 2017


Join other private school administrators, teachers, technology specialists, and support staff from the preschool and K-12 educational community in hearing informative presentations from educators and entities deeply invested in education, career development and school success.  Located at Puget Sound ESD, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW in Renton, WA (map). 

Check-in with coffee/tea begins at 8am, followed by the general session and with keynote address at 8:30am.  Attendees choose two morning break-out sessions before a delicious lunch (included in cost) followed by your choice of two afternoon breakout sessions before the closing with prize drawing at 3pm.  

Private Schools Day provides continuing education Clock Hours and Merit Stars. A vendor showcase will also be on hand for participants to browse services and support opportunities are available to private schools and their staff at special discounts and rates.

WFIS is proud to co-host this annual all-day forum for private and non-public schools in our region with PSESD.

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WFIS Legal Symposium

Early March 2018 in Seattle 

Private school leaders and executive board members will gain valuable insight on current best practices relating to intellectual property, liability, HR & personnel, new federal/state regulations, school policy/handbook, and risk management.

Check back for additional details to be released in August.