April 5 - PD update

Professional Development

Check out the March 25th PD Update for registration information for WTU PD Courses - including NEW & FREE courses - info on the Voting Rights Lesson Plan Competition, and much more. CLICK HERE.

 

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WTU WELLNESS SERIES WITH KAISER PERMANENTE

REGISTER HERE for one or all sessions: https://forms.gle/FP45vPqLSWQqTxqo9


UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Check out THIS FLYER for graduate programs are being offered with outreach tuition...which means there are not in-state or out-of-state tuition rates. This makes these graduate degrees a very reasonable financial option for DCPS professionals wanting to obtain advanced training in the specialty areas offered...Autism, Early Childhood Special Education, and Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms.


THERE IS STILL TIME REGISTER FOR THESE UPCOMING COURSES

Registration Fee: $150

Foundations: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning

Instructor: JoAnn Cornish; 9am-1pm; Saturdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

This core course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines best practices for establishing and maintaining classroom management and maximizing use of learning time. Participants also study questioning and feedback skills, the role of homework, interactive guided instruction strategies and scaffolding techniques. This course is recommended as the primary offering for all educators. It is frequently used as the basis for mentoring and peer assistance. Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University. RSVP here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/spring_2021_foundations


Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language II

Instructor: Louis Blount; 9am-1pm; Saturdays: April 10th, April 24th; May 1st; May 8th; May 22nd

This intense course is designed for school personnel in D.C. Public Schools to converse in Spanish beyond the basic level with Hispanic students and parents. Emphasis will be on acquiring an advanced understanding of the Spanish language through grammatical structures used in Spanish conversation, mastering listening concepts for communicating with native Spanish speakers, writing basic communicative texts for parents, and reading in the target language to communicate educational matters to parents. Mastery of these advanced skills and learned vocabulary will be immediately used in communicating with Spanish-speaking members of school communities. In addition, the participant will have an appreciation of important cultural and social events in the Hispanic cultures in the local community. Prerequisite: Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language I, previous Spanish or professor’s permission. Register here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/spring_2021_-_hispanic_culture_ii


WTU PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ABROAD

There is still time to sign up for the WTU Professional Learning trip to Morocco either this July 2021 or next summer 2022, based on travel guidance. Check out the itinerary here:

https://geeo.org/tour/wtumorocco/

Once you sign up, you will receive an invitation to attend our next travel group meeting on Monday, March 29 @ 5pm.


REGISTER NOW FOR THESE FREE PD WORKSHOPS

Flagway/Math Literacy PD (Monday, April 12 @ 4:30-6:30pm)

Instructor: Raphael Bonhomme

Be a part of a community of DC educators who are transforming the way math instruction is delivered to students!!! "The goal of The Flagway™ Game is to create environments where students can practice and celebrate learning math. There are many ways to create a cultural context in which mathematics emerges naturally from students’ experience. One method used by the YPP and the Algebra Project is to create mathematically rich games and experiences." Find more info here: http://www.typp.org/flagway. Participants will receive 3 PLU’s per session. RSVP here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/spring_2021_flagway_coaching_sessions


Outdoor Classrooms Series with the Nature Lab (Next Session: Saturday 4/10)

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


Strategies for Student Success

Strategies for Student Success includes activities that require reflection on daily practice, debate over research and current practices, utilizing modeling, and experiential learning. The following modules will be offered in this series:

The Trio: Inquiry-Based, Problem-Based, and Project-Based Learning (3/20)

Students with Challenges (4/9)

Participants will receive 4 PLU’s for each session.

RSVP here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/spring_2021_strategies_section_2


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 TECH TOOL TUESDAYS


ALL WTU LEAP LEADERS:

Please fill out this survey to assist in collecting data regarding LEAP for Ashely Kearney, a 2nd-year WTU Teacher Leader.