AM Brew - March 7, 2022

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Monday, March 7, 2022


REGISTER NOW - 2022 Shared Vision – Saturday March 12th

Keynote Address – 10:00 AM

Dr Meisha Ross Porter, former Chancellor NYC Public Schools

Dr. Porter rose through the NYC public school ranks as a teacher, principal, and executive superintendent before becoming the first Black woman to lead the nation’s largest school system. Dr. Porter’s admirers have said that she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty and she’s never forgotten where she came from.

Opening Session at 9am – Healing Conversations are skillfully facilitated conversations about the racial injustice in the United States. The conversation invites individuals to reflect upon and share experiences or insights about racial injustice. Limited to 50 people.

Additional sessions include:

  • Retirement
  • Teacher retention
  • Science of Reading
  • Black Literature Matters
  • TraRon Center



Sign-up here for a FREE virtual PRAXIS class for members Wednesdays at 7PM. Class runs from March 23rd – May 25th


Wear #RedforEd Every Friday

Take a picture and tag #RedforEd and the @WTUTeacher on twitter.

The WTU is ordering t-shirts for all members. Please give your t-shirt size to your building representative.




January Air Quality Report

January-2022—DGS-IAQ-Monthly-Report.pdf (netdna-ssl.com)


Please continue to report COVID related issues to the situation room - http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings
And any testing or reporting issues to OSSE (OSSE Online Complaint Form (dc.gov).


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

Professional Development

Additional PD highlights are posted to the PD Blog at https://www.wtulocal6.net/pdblog


WTU Professional Learning - SPRING 2022 Course Offerings

Sign up now HERE for amazing, engaging, and informative virtual spring professional development with the WTU including these upcoming classes (1 FREE class for new WTU members):

Free WTU PD Workshop:

Learn more and Register for all classes HERE.


DMV Black Educators Story Lounge

D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and EmpowerEd are co-hosting a DMV Black Educators Story Lounge on Thursday, March 10th from 6pm - 8pm at Tsehay Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar (3630 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20010)! Register to attend and D.C. area Black educators, sign up to tell your story.


The Center for Inspired Teaching March Institute, “What Else Might Be Possible?”

Over the course of this FREE program, participants will learn techniques to balance achieving students’ academic goals with nurturing their inquiry, imagination, and integrity. Along with renewed motivation, participants will leave the Institute with four student-led projects ready for implementation in their classroom.

We’re offering three sessions of “What Else Might Be Possible?”:


Upcoming Events

March 7 @ 5pm - Cope Committee Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 939 669 4583; Passcode: 148566


March 12th – 2022 Shared Vision Conference

Resilience and Renaissance Ideas to Rebuild After a Pandemic

For more information, click here. To register for Shared Vision Here.


April 9th 10-3 - Reading Opens the World Book Palooza & Community Fair

Interested in volunteering? Help sort books April 5-9 and take your books then! To volunteer, sign up at https://bit.ly/3GQrEIf


Partner events and other upcoming events of interest are also posted to the AMBrew Blog.



Report unsafe conditions at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings

As part of the MOA, the WTU and DCPS teams will meet weekly to review and find solutions to any violations of the #ReopenStrong: School Building Readiness Checklist. If you see something out of compliance, please report it at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings. As you click on an area of the form, a drop-down box will appear to allow you to enter comments. Or simply complete the text box at the end of the form. All reports will remain confidential and no identifying information will be provided to DCPS.

WTU Memorandums of Agreement with DCPS.

MOA from August 2021

MOA from November 2021


ICYMI: DC Educator Wellness Center

In partnership with EVERFI, a social impact educational technology company, the WTU is pleased to share with you the DC Educator Wellness Center. The funding for the DC Educator Wellness Center is provided by Johnson & Johnson. In the DC Educator Wellness Center you will find access to a prevention-forward, self-guided, digital microlearning experience designed to provide you with on-demand content related to mental health. The growing list of topics includes Mental Health Basics, Managing Mental Health Challenges, Developing Resilience, Supporting Loved Ones With Mental Health Challenges, and Mindful Living. You can read more here.


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