Washington CEEDAR is a website that provides Knowledge Mobilization support for Evidence-based practices, high leverage practices, and professional development to expand inclusive practices in the State of Washington. The website is a valuable resource for educators looking to access professional development opportunities, online courses, and a database of curated resources across a variety of subjects in education.
As a graduate assistant at Washington State University, I was tasked with designing and managing the Washington CEEDAR website. I worked closely with colleagues from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center, The Office of Superintendent Public Instruction, The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, The Professional Educators Standards Board, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations to bring their ideas to life online.
My design approach was to create a website that was visually appealing, accessible, and easy to navigate, ensuring that educators could easily access the information they needed. One of the key features of the website is the database of curated resources, which covers a variety of subjects in education, making it easier for educators to find the resources they need. The website also provides information on upcoming events, news, and professional development opportunities.
Through my work on the Washington CEEDAR website, I gained valuable experience in collaborating with different organizations and stakeholders to produce digital products. I also learned the importance of designing a website that is accessible and user-friendly, especially for educators who work in Special Education and rely on digital accessibility in their line of profession to assist students. I am proud to have been part of the team that worked on the Washington CEEDAR website, and I am excited to continue developing innovative digital solutions that support education and accessibility.