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 teacherโ€™s subject area.

Why do your PD at JazzED?

You'll hone your teaching skills in the instrumental jazz genre, observe jazz education in action and come away with practical tools to make your band sound better. 

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

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.  8 clock hours are available through Seattle Pacific University. WMEA membership not required. Certificate of completion for all full day attendees.

11:30 AM - Session 1: How to Teach Improvisation and Make It Count
12:30 PM -  Session 2: Planning the School Year and Engaging Every Student
2:00 PM -  Session 3: Working with Artists and Establishing Your Place in The Music Scene
3:00 PM -  Session 4: Is Jazz Band a Boys' Club? Creating a Band where All Students Thrive with Naomi Siegel
5:00 PM - Guided observation of JazzED All-Star combo rehearsals
6:30 PM - (Optional) //  JazzED Jam Session - watch and participate!

50% of your paid fee will be refunded if cancellation request is received prior to October 1. No refunds after October 1.

Email Kelly Barr Clingan at