Check out our upcoming events.

The Washington Teachers' Union School Year 2021-22 calendar is available here. 

The WTU calendar includes our WTU committee and organizational meetings as well as DCPS Holidays and events.

Below in our Upcoming Events, you'll find a variety of teacher leadership and Professional Learning opportunities designed to enhance your 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 01, 2021 at 06:00 PM Liquid error: undefined method `day' for nil:NilClass

    Summer 2021 - Strategies for Student Success Section 1

    Instructor: Kadijah Kemp 

    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­TBD; 10am-2pm

    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 section: Teach Them to Think and Students With Challenges.

    Participants will receive 8 PLU’s for each session.

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 04:30 PM

    Fall 2021 - PRAXIS I CORE Preparation Course

    Instructor: Nadia Torney  

    Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm; September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 11, 3, 10, 17; and December 1, 8, 15

    This class is based on the exact ETS Praxis content specifications for the Core Math, Core Reading, and Core Writing exams. Participants will review all the key subject matter knowledge on both 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.   

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 05:00 PM · 15 rsvps

    Fall 2021 - Managing Behavior in School Communities

    Instructor: Staci Adams

    Wednesdays @ 5pm - 7:30pm: September: 22 & 29, October: 6,13, 20, & 27, November: 3, 10, & 17

    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 the 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.

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 08:30 AM

    Fall 2021 - Successfully Integrating the Arts In Your Classroom

    Instructor: Vincent A. Pope

    Saturdays: September 25; October 23 and 30; November 13 and 20; 8:30am-1pm.

    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.

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Fall 2021 - The Game Factor

    Instructor: Dr. Casey Collins

    Saturdays: September 25 and October 23; 9am-12noon

    Explore an instructional design that works for both online and in-person instruction. Caution: We will talk about games, but this module will cover much more.

    Participants will receive 4 PLU’s.

  • Saturday, October 02, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Fall 2021 - English Language Learners 101: Planning for Success

    Instructors: Noel Emilius 

    Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; 9:00am-1:00pm.

    These modules are targeted to educators of pre-K-12 ELLs and are designed to provide information on second language acquisition research to enable participants to provide students with equitable access to standards-based academic content and to validate the instructional practices for ELLs while also equipping participants with differentiation strategies. Information discussed in this course enhances the instructional practices of mainstream educators of ELLs who are currently implementing and expanding their repertoire by introducing new research-based strategies. This course engages participants in learning about content-based literacy and ELL access to the Common Core State Standards.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s.

  • Saturday, October 02, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Fall 2021 - Instructional Strategies That Work for All Disciplines

    Instructor: Tiffany Dyson

    Saturdays, October 2, 16 and 30; November 13 and 20; 9:00am-1:00pm

    This course is designed to provide participants with instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students at all grade levels, preK-12. Emphasis will be placed on cognitive challenges and contextual circumstances that either support or impede learning. The implications of brain research and digital literacy will be central to the learning.

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

  • Saturday, October 02, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Fall 2021 - Social and Emotional Learning

    Instructors: Dr. Persephone Brown 

    Saturdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 9:00am-1:00pm

    Are you looking for ways to assist your students in managing their emotions, building positive relationships with others and making responsible decisions? In this mini-course, participants will identify and share developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies that foster students’ social and emotional growth. In addition, we will examine best practices for creating and cultivating a positive beginning of the school year. This course is based on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s.

  • Saturday, October 02, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Fall 2021 - Integration of Computer Technology

    Instructor: Julian King

    Saturdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 10am-2pm

    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.

  • Saturday, October 02, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Fall 2021 - Reading Comprehension Instruction

    Instructor: Eulyn Thomas

    Saturdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; 10am-2pm.

    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.