Spring Conference

43rd Annual WALA Spring Conference


There seems to be some confusion around clock hour registration for the WALA Conference.  I printed half sheet instructions for Laurie prior to the conference.  Because registration for the event was through WALA (not OSPI), the event is private in PdEnroller.  Attendees wanting to register for clock hours need the link to access whichever option reflects their attendance.  I am attaching the instruction sheet for you in case you get questions.  It would be helpful if the Options and links could be added to the website under the Event/Spring Conference drop down menu.Please send anyone having trouble registering for clock hours to me. Thank you!

Bonnie Zimmerman

Administrative Assistant

Office of System and School Improvement

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

P.O. Box 47200 | 600 Washington St. SE

Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Office: 360-725-6108



Conference Schedule – click here

WALA Spring Conference Program – click here

Session Presentation Evaluation – click here

Links for Classified Workshops – click here

March 1-3, 2018

Skamania Lodge

Stevenson, WA

Registration Fee……………………………………………………………….$350

Includes conference registration, meals and clock hours.

Registration Form (please click here)

Pay by credit card here (Registration Form must also be submitted): 

Call for Presenters Form


Included in conference registration fee.

  • Pre-Conference Thursday 9am-3pm (please see below for details)
  • Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner/banquet
  • Saturday breakfast and lunch

Venue – click here for info on Spring Conference Lodging



Exhibitors/Vendors Registration Form

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be in writing and received by January 15, 2018 to receive a full refund. After the 15th, a $30 processing fee will be charged for each cancellation.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER FEB. 21ST.  Meal packages will not be refunded after January 15, 2018.  Registration and meal packages are fully transferable. Notification to WALA must be in writing and include the name of the person registered and the name of the person taking their place.

Pre-Conference Info:

We are providing a Pre-Conference this year for up to 150 people. (Lunch not provided)

Here is what we will offer for Pre-Conference breakout sessions:
1.  Social/Emotional Learning (Presenter: Ron Hertel)
a. For 50 participants for four hours, and follow up sessions in our regular
conference agenda
2.  Project-Based Learning (Presenter: Educurious)
a. For 30 participants for six hours
b. Includes a free PBL module on Sinkholes
3.  Youth Mental Health First Aid (Presenters: ESD 112)
a. For 30 participants for eight hours/issued the book and certification once
completed the additional hours in regular conference to meet requirements for


When booking your room at Skamania Lodge, please use THIS link for the conference room rate.

WALA Auction

WALA puts on a silent and live auction during the banquet Friday night of the conference to raise money for student scholarships.  

Please do not forget to bring items for the auction.

We depend on conference attendees and programs to make our auction a success.  Auction item ideas: wine, gift cards, memorabilia, arts and crafts, small themed baskets, etc.

There will be a live auction where WALA will auction off six large baskets. Each region is responsible to orchestrate these items and make sure they are delivered to the conference. Theme ideas: Spa package, golf package, wine tasting, bed and breakfast package, etc. Feel free to contact your region reps to contribute to the baskets.  

All of the money collected from the auction goes toward student scholarships issued at the end of the school year.  The past two years we have been very light on auction items and income for scholarships, so it would be nice to see a great supply of silent and live auction items to support our students in their future educational goals.


Elementary Educator of the Year

Secondary Educator of the Year

Friend of WALA

Administrator of the Year

Nomination Form