April 19 - PD Update

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


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

Register HERE for future PD workshops in this series.


Opportunities from the National Math Alliance:



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