A PD day just for YOU
The State of Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, requires at least 150 clock hours every 5 years in order to keep a Professional Teaching Certificate valid. The majority of clock hours must be within the teacher’s subject area.

At this time, there are few chances for secondary music teachers to get professional development, particularly in the instrumental jazz genre. In our effort to provide exceptional music education we believe that an important step is supporting teachers in their ongoing education.

Fall Professional Development Day
Friday, October 13th, 2017
Washington schools in-service day/no student day

Seattle JazzED Classrooms at the MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center. Click here for a map.

Kelly Barr Clingan, Seattle JazzED Education Director
Beth Fortune, Washington Middle School

Cost & Registration

  • Registration is $125 full day, $75 half day (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Grad students and student teachers, use code STUDENT at check out for 50% off. 
  • 10 clock hours (equal to one credit) are free for WMEA members who attend the full day
  • Certificate of completion for all full day attendees.


11:30 AM - Session 1: The Middle School Combo aka Teach Improvisation Early and Often
12:30 PM -  Session 2: Planning the School Year & Engaging Every Student
1:30 PM -  Break
2:00 PM -  Session 3: “Artist Interface” and being part of the music scene. 
3:00 PM -  Session 4: Is Jazz band a boys' club? How to keep girls playing at your school. 
5:00 PM - Guided observation of JazzED All-Star combo rehearsals
6:00 PM - (Optional) //  JazzED Jam Session - watch and participate!

Email Kelly Barr Clingan at kelly@seattlejazzed.org