Administrators are especially busy these days. Not only are they finishing their evaluations, interviewing for open positions, and managing wild end-of-the-year shenanigans perpetrated by students (and teachers), but they are also beginning to plan professional development for next year. Make their lives easier by telling them about House Bill 1345, which Governor Inslee signed into law on March 31st and which will go into effect on June 9th, 2016.
Teachers played a large role in the creation and passage of the bill, which you can read about here. The bill provides a statewide definition of "professional learning,"
In other words, districts should take the money they may have been spending on consultants who give one-day training sessions and instead, invest it in relevant, ongoing, differentiated, collaborative training strategies.