The Washington Teachers' Union School Year 2020-21 calendar is available here which 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!
Instructor: Maria Angala
4-8pm; Thursdays: October 29; November 5, 19; December 3, 17
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 45 PLU’s.
Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language 2November 7th, 14th, 21st, December 5th, 12th @ 9am-1pmInstructor: Louis BlountThis 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, participants 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 or Instructor’s permission.Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.