AM Brew - July 31, 2023

Here's What's Brewing Today

Monday, July 31, 2023


WTU's New DC Teachers Meet and Greet

Join us on August 17th from 4-7PM to learn about the benefits of being a teacher in the District and WTU member! Network with peers and seasoned teacher veterans while enjoying light refreshments on the stunning rooftop terrace of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Memorial Library. Register now to save your spot!


IMPACT Appeals

The window to submit an appeal to the Chancellor closes on Tuesday, August 2, 2023. Click here for additional information. IMPACT results are available in QuickBase.

Reach out to your field representative if you have any questions or concerns about your IMPACT report. Field Representatives - WTU Local 6


WTU's Contract Negotiating Team's Weekly Update

Watch this week's video highlighting the WTU's Contract Negotiating Team accomplishments.

Enrollment for the Sick Leave and Maternity Leave Banks is OPEN

Join the WTU Sick Leave and Maternity Leave Banks. If you are already a member, there is no need to rejoin.

Click here to join the WTU Sick Leave or Maternity Leave Banks

Contact Charmaine Wilks at 202 517-1475 or at [email protected] to enroll or with any questions. Open enrollment will occur from June 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023. After you complete the form, you will receive a confirmation email from Google Forms; be sure to check your spam folder.


Retirement Workshop Video and slide deck from June 27



In the news


News4 - School Safety

The News4 I-Team is working on a story about school safety concerns and would love to hear from teachers across the region on this issue. Their survey will be open until Friday, August 12th.


The results will remain anonymous, unless you agree to be formally interviewed. Should you have any questions or want to share your story, you can also reach out directly to the I-Team by emailing producer [email protected] or reporter [email protected]


AM Brew News and Notices are archived at https://www.wtulocal6.net/AMBrew.


Professional Development

LEA Look Forward for July 28, 2023:

Continuous Education Plan Updates, Special Education Points of Contact Training and More! (mailchi.mp)

HumanitiesDC’s inaugural Educators’ Seminar

August 17, HumanitiesDC’s inaugural Educators’ Seminar, one-day summer educators’ seminar in oral history! Explore creative ways to discuss the Humanities in their classrooms and youth programs.

Click here to learn more.

Science of Reading: The Symposium What the Science of Reading means now

October 10, 2023 | 12–4 p.m. EDT Register here

Biomedical Engineering Adapted for Middle Schoolers (BEAMS) Challenge

Deadline 9/30/23. NIBIB is seeking biomedical engineering lesson plans that spark excitement in middle schoolers and focus on how a biomedical engineering approach can be used to address health care problems. NIBIB is having a challenge and will award up to five lesson plan creators with $5,000 for middle school biomedical engineering lesson plans. Additional information can be found at Challenge.Gov

AFT’s Reading Universe

FREE, ready-to-use teaching strategies, in-classroom videos, interviews with teachers and reading experts, and quick, concrete answers to common questions about teaching reading and writing. Reading Universe: All About Reading and Writing

Reading Reform Across America: A Survey of State Legislation

Reading Reform Shanker Institute FullReport.pdf

Know Your Weingarten Rights

Your Weingarten Rights | American Federation of Teachers-Kansas (aft.org)

Likes vs Learning: The Real Cost of Social Media for Schools

LikesVSLearning_Report.pdf (aft.org)

Does Money Matter After All?

Does money matter for schools? Most studies say yes. - Chalkbeat

Become part of the solution - Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence

Get Involved & Donate - Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence


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