2019-20_Calendar.PNGCheck out our upcoming events.

The WTU SY 2019-20 calendar is available here which includes our WTU committee and organizational meetings as well as DCPS Holidays and events.

And, be sure to check out our Spring 2020 Professional Development courses and click on the course below to register, TODAY!

 

Below in our Upcoming Events, you'll find a variety of teacher leadership and adult learning opportunities designed to enhance your professional growth. You'll also find information about upcoming events, hearings and other forums for you to make your voice heard on the issues that impact your success in the classroom.

We hope to see you soon!

Be sure to submit your RSVP!

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 04:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Virtual

    National Board Certification Support Classes

    National Board Certification Support Classes

    June 16, June 9, June 22, June 25, and June 30, 2020 -4:30-7:30pm

     

    Instructor: Maria Angala

    The class is composed of a series of comprehensive review sessions designed to provide interested National Board candidates important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification — all in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment. Session 1: Focus on Body of Knowledge and Content Knowledge. Session 2: Differentiation in Instruction. Session 3: Teaching Practice & Learning Environment. Session 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner. Session 5: Foundations in Practice for Components 2, 3 and 4.

    Participants may earn 30 PLU’s.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.

     

  • Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 08:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    Virtual

    The Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language I

    The Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language I

    June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2020 - 8:30am-12:30pm

     

    Instructor: Louis Blount

    In this course, emphasis is on oral conversation (listening and speaking skills) and basic Spanish literacy. An effort is made to give participants practice in using vocabulary and grammatical structures that will immediately be helpful in communicating and appreciating the culture of Spanish-speaking members in their school communities.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.

     

     

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 1 rsvp

    Advanced Integration of Computer Technology

    Advanced Integration of Computer Technology

    June 22, June 24, June 26, June 29, and July 1, 2020 - 10am-1pm

     

    Instructor: Melanie Wiscount

    This course will focus on the research and instructional practices of educators (Pre-K-12) utilizing educational technology. It will provide participants with an opportunity to implement best practices using current educational technology. Participants will create technology experiences to implement engaging and differentiated blended instruction, learning, and assessment in their classrooms. Participants will examine, analyze, and discuss the impact of educational technology has on student learning, engagement, and creativity in the classroom. Participants will create online teaching and assessment resources, interactive learning experiences, a flipped classroom experience, an online lesson, project-based learning, a grant for educational technology, a classroom technology integration plan. The culminating project will be a website that will be shared with school staff. The technology to be included but not limited to is, Google Apps & Classroom, Microsoft Office 365, Canvas LMS, Video Creation, Website Authoring, and Augmented Reality (AR). The course content is aligned to the ISTE Standards for Educators and support the DCPS Essential Practices.

    Participants may earn 45 PLUs or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.

     

     

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Virtual

    Conversational Spanish

    Conversational Spanish

    Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26 - 10am-1pm

     

    Instructor: Rejil Solis

    These sessions focus on naturally conversing in Spanish with interpersonal, interpretive, presentational language proficiency. Participants spend a lot of time on pronunciation techniques and skills. Conversational Spanish will occur as students learn and use this language in a variety of real-life contexts such as in-class group settings and interpersonal oral communication. Participants will also find opportunities to develop cultural insights and make cultural connections and comparisons.

    Participants will receive 30 PLU’s.

    Please register below. There is no cost for this session.

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Virtual

    PRAXIS I Math Preparation Course Intensive

    PRAXIS I Math Preparation Course Intensive

    Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26 - 10am-2pm

     

    Instructor: Donald Thompson, Jr.

    This class is based on the exact ETS Praxis content specifications for the Core Math. Participants will review all the key subject matter knowledge on the newly revised math tests, work through practice test questions and be provided detailed explanations. Participants will be able to apply new knowledge to the specific question types most likely to be encountered on the exam.

    No recertification nor graduate credits offered. 

     

    Please register below. There is no fee for this course.

     

     

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Virtual

    Creating and Managing a Successful Library Program

    Creating and Managing a Successful Library Program

    June 22-26, 2020 – 10am-2pm

     

    Instructors: Nijma Esad & Sarah Elwell

    This course explores the visions and best practices for school library media programs to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and that the library is a creative and intellectual learning hub. School library media specialists empower students to be critical readers, thinkers, and researchers as well as knowledgeable consumers and creators of information. The school librarian works with the entire school community to support and propel the comprehensive school plan and embed the core tenets of social justice. This course is designed to provide support for school librarians with the knowledge, expertise, resources and professional learning community to create and manage effective programs.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.

     

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Virtual

    Foundations: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning SECTION 1

    Foundations: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning SECTION 1

    June 22-26, 2020 – 10am-2pm

     

    Instructor: JoAnn Cornish

    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.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.

     

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Virtual

    Managing Behavior In School Communities

    Managing Behavior In School Communities

    June 22-26, 2020 – 10am-2pm

     

    Instructor: Staci Adams

    The anti-social actions of a small number of students put their own academic success at risk and threaten others. This course presents research on emotional and behavioral problems of students who consistently act out. Participants will learn strategies to reduce and/or prevent the occurrence of disruptive outbreaks.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.

     

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 6 rsvps
    Virtual

    Reading Comprehension Instruction

    Reading Comprehension Instruction

    June 22-26, 2020 – 10am-2pm

     

    Instructor: Eulyn Thomas

    This course focuses on the research and instructional practices that help students acquire strong reading comprehension skills. It provides participants with research on comprehension instruction and vocabulary development. Participants examine, discuss and evaluate the application of a wide range of instructional strategies for teaching comprehension skills to use with both narrative and expository text and subject matter text books. It also demonstrates how students can monitor their own reading progress and apply appropriate strategies when comprehension is not achieved.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.

     

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Virtual

    Successfully Integrating the Arts In Your Classroom

    Successfully Integrating the Arts In Your Classroom

    June 22-26, 2020 – 10am-2pm

     

    Instructor: Vincent A. Pope

    Teachers learn how to successfully incorporate music into their lessons in order to improve outcomes and make learning come alive in their classrooms. Emphasis is placed on the historical periods of western music from the Baroque period through the 21st century. The research presented provides insight into the lives of the great composers and their compositions. We study the political, social, economic and cultural times in which the music was created. Participants learn about the compositional styles of famous figures of the musical periods while listening, viewing and discussing each musical piece. The course also presents a synthesis of research on arts integration in public schools in the United States, and the history of integrating the arts into teaching. Teachers gain knowledge of how the arts can play a vital role in the development of the whole child.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

    Please register below. After registering, you'll be re-directed to a payment page.