Check out this week's highlights and professional development opportunities from the WTU.
Deadline EXTENDED 4/30/21
Ignite My Future TECHademy
Join @TCS and @DiscoveryEd for a free PD on computational thinking (and snag some awesome swag: PearDeck, BreakoutEDU, GooseChase)! The #IgniteMyFuture in School Virtual TECHademy is on April 28th. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/TECHademy2021
WTU Wellness Series with Kaiser Permanente
REGISTER HERE for one or all sessions: https://forms.gle/FP45vPqLSWQqTxqo9
WTU Professional Development Courses
THERE IS STILL TIME REGISTER FOR THESE UPCOMING COURSES
Foundations: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning (Registration Fee: $150)
Instructor: JoAnn Cornish; 9am-1pm; Saturdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/spring_2021_foundations
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Instructor: Dr. Casey Collins, 4-6pm; Monday 4/26 and Wednesday 4/28
Research suggests that students from diverse cultures may need to be engaged differently in ways that support their self-efficacy, esteem and their learning. In this 2-part session, we will establish the connection between culture and learning, and explore research-based strategies, such as cultural competency, high expectations and critical consciousness. Participants will receive 8 PLU’s for attending the two-part sessions. Register* for April 26 & 28: https://www.wtulocal6.net/spring_2021_culturally_responsive_pedagogy_20210322
WTU National Board Certification Support Classes
It's exciting that DCPS is finally with the WTU in proclaiming that it is imperative to sustain a teaching workforce defined by accomplished practice through National Board Certification. Our WTU members can develop their instructional practice by becoming NBCT candidates, and after 10 years of advocating for this, DCPS will now pay all component and renewal fees for up to $2,000.
WTU NBCT FREE Virtual Information Sessions (Teams):
- April 20, Tuesday, at 5-6 pm
- May 11, Tuesday, at 5-6 pm
WTU Professional Learning Abroad
There is still time to sign up for the WTU Professional Learning trip to Morocco either this July 2021 or July 2022, based on travel guidance. Check out the itinerary here:
Outdoor Classrooms Series with the Nature Lab (Next Session: Saturday 5/1)
Please join the Nature Lab to share resources, best practices and lesson plans that leverage outdoor spaces and create a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to learning using the outdoors.
RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/MakShacEnQ9ytPxj9
WTU Tech Tool Tuesdays
Opportunities from the National Math Alliance:
- Crucero Matemático on April 24 at 1pm ET https://www.jrmf.org/crucero (Press release in English and the promo video (in Spanish) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFEUICBLlxE) - representatives from 22 countries, Latin America, Spain and the US, 4 interactive activities (including a magic show!) and 22 presentations from each of these countries, highlighting one female and one male mathematician, and a mathe educator, something about the country’s history and - 4 hour event, join at any time, so far 470 registered, have space for 1,000 registrants...dropped press release (see above links).
- April 20th - 21st, 12pm-5pm Eastern Time, ETS virtual conference: A Different Kind of Thinking - Shifting Approaches to Assessment and Teaching and Learning for the Benefit of All Students. For info on this conf., see https://t.co/eYXTwCXlXL?amp=1, and to Pre-register, please click here: https://cvent.me/L4kn7N
- Reminder: NCTM 2021 virtual conf. Closing Session, Saturday, May 1st, 4:45pmET-5:45pmET Connecting Civil Rights to Math Literacy for All: A Conversation with Bob Moses, Nell Cobb, B.J. Walker and Danny Glover - for info and to register, please see: https://www.nctm.org/Conferences-and-Professional-Development/Virtual-Meetings/VAM2021/Schedule/Closing-Session/
- Reminder: MSRI online Workshop on Mathematics and Racial Justice - June 9-11 & June 16-18, 2021 - Sessions will explore the role that mathematics plays in today’s movement for racial justice.