2019 WTU Summer Institute

WTU 2019 Summer Institute
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Register online by June 15. 
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Accelerated Professional Learning Courses


Research-based • Peer-to-Peer • Solution-driven • IMPACT Aligned: Essential Practices 1-5

Earn 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs) OR–-for some courses—earn 3 recertification credits through Trinity University

Cost:

  • $125 for WTU members
  • $100 per person President’s Special (WTU members only). You and a colleague can take a course and enjoy President Davis’ special – $25 off the regular registration fee. On the registration form, just select “President’s Special” and write in the name of your colleague. You pay a total of $100 each.
  • $300 for non-members
  • $375 extra for Trinity University credits (For most – but not all – courses, for an additional $375 you can earn 3 recertification credits.)
    Download the Trinity University registration form here.
    Bring the form and the $375 tuition to your first class.

Certificates for free tuition cannot be used for online registration. If you have a certificate for free tuition, download the manual registration form here. Scan completed registration form and your certificate and return them to support@wtulocal6.net.

If you don’t want to register online, click here to download registration form. Complete the form and write a check or money order to the Washington Teachers’ Union. Bring completed form and check or money order to your first class or mail them to Washington Teachers’ Union, 1239 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20003.

PLEASE NOTE: NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED.

 


COURSE OFFERINGS
Unless otherwise stated, all courses meet

Tuesday through Friday, June 18 to 21 
8AM to 6PM

H.D. Woodson High School, 540 55th Street, N.E.
(See below for date, time and location for two courses—Instructional Strategies that Work Across All Disciplines and Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language 1)
 

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Register online by June 15. 
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If less than 10 people register for a course, it will be cancelled.
You must attend all classes to get credit—there are no make-up classes.


ACCESSIBLE LITERACY FRAMEWORK (ALF)
Instructors: Natalie Porter-McCuiston

This course covers how to provide reading instruction to students with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The essential components of reading instruction—phonological awareness, sound blending, initial phoneme segmentation, letter-sound correspondence, decoding and shared reading—are framed to address students with complex communication needs.
No recertification credits offered.
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELLs) 101
Instructor: Maryann Oudheusden

These modules are targeted to educators of pre-K-12 ELLs and are designed to provide information on second language acquisition research to enable participants to provide students with equitable access to standards-based academic content and to validate the instructional practices for ELLs while also equipping participants with differentiation strategies. Information discussed in this course enhances the instructional practices of mainstream educators of ELLs who are currently implementing and expanding their repertoire by introducing new research-based strategies. This course engages participants in learning about content-based literacy and ELL access to the Common Core State Standards.
No recertification credits offered.
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MANAGING BEHAVIOR IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Instructors: Stacy Adams and Mary Thomas

The anti-social actions of a small number of students put their own academic success at risk and threaten the success of other students. This course presents research on emotional and behavioral problems of students who consistently act out. Participants will learn strategies to reduce and/or prevent the occurrence of disruptive outbreaks.
No recertification credits offered.
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SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATING THE ARTS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Instructor: Vincent A. Pope

Teachers learn how to successfully incorporate music into their lessons in order to improve outcomes and make learning come alive in their classrooms. Emphasis is placed on the historical periods of western music from the baroque through the 21st century. The research presented provides insight into the lives of the great composers and their compositions. We study the political, social, economic and cultural times in which the music was created. Participants learn about the compositional styles of famous figures of the musical periods while listening, viewing and discussing each musical piece. The course also presents a synthesis of research on arts integration in public schools in the United States, and the history of integrating arts into teaching. Teachers gain knowledge of how the arts can play a vital role in the development of the whole child. 
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THINKING MATHEMATICS, GRADES K-2 COMMON CORE EDITION
Instructor: Joseph Martin

This beginning Thinking Math course focuses on research about how children learn mathematics and the implications of these findings for the classroom. Ten principles capture practices that are applicable to all grade levels and are exemplified through research on counting, addition and subtraction.
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THINKING MATHEMATICS, GRADES 3-5 COMMON CORE EDITION
Instructor: Urikia Randolph

Participants examine the differences between multiplicative and additive structures, including the role numbers have as they begin to represent not only single objects but also composite units. Participants review the variety of problem types in the multiplicative structures. Representations to help students understand are discussed, and include diagrams, charts, and t-tables as well as arrays and area models. Use of the distributive property and the beginnings of proportional reasoning are stressed as well as the various treatments that may be required for division remainders in contextualized problems. Stress is placed on the importance of matching language to situations.
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PRAXIS MATH AND WRITING PREPARATION COURSE
Instructor: Nadia Torney

This class is based on the exact ETS Praxis content specifications for the Core Math and Core Writing exams. Participants will review all the key subject matter knowledge on both tests, work through practice test questions and be provided detailed explanations. Participants will be able to apply new knowledge to the specific question types most likely to be encountered on the real exam.
This course helps you to prepare for the exam. No Professional Learning Units (PLUs) offered.
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THE PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Instructor: Dr. John Taylor

This course is designed to provide opportunities that address the concerns of special needs educators and other school personnel. Participants acquire knowledge regarding the psychological development and characteristics for children and youth. They explore the principles of special education, paying particular attention to the appropriate role of the special educator in a variety of settings. The origin and philosophies of special education are traced and attention is given to issues that currently influence the field of special education, including the Transactional Programs for Adolescents with Disabilities and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES THAT WORK ACROSS ALL DISCIPLINES
Instructor: Sarah Elwell

This course has both classroom and virtual sessions

In-class schedule
     Tuesday, June 25 and Friday, July 26 at WTU Headquarters,

     1239 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.

Online virtual meeting schedule
     Friday, June 28; Wednesday, July 3; Friday, July 12.

This course provides a cognitive, research-based approach to lesson planning and design. To develop a comprehensive instructional plan, participants consider the concepts of standards, curriculum and a course map as they generate unit and lesson plans that promote independent learning for students. The information in this course can be applied in K-12 settings and is particularly helpful in teaching students with special needs.
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HISPANIC CULTURE AND SPANISH LANGUAGE 1
Instructor: Louis Blount

 Class schedule

  • Saturday, June 15, 8AM–5PM, WTU Headquarters, 
    1239 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
  • Tuesday, June 18 through Friday, June 21, 11AM – 6PM, H.D. Woodson High School, 540 55 St., N.E.
  • Saturday, June 22, 8AM – 5PM WTU Headquarters,
    1239 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.

This course emphasizes listening and speaking skills and basic Spanish literacy. Participants practice using vocabulary and grammatical structures that will be helpful in communicating, and in appreciating the culture of Spanish-speaking members of their school communities.
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