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!

 

Dec 2020

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    WTU Teachers' Center in Washington, DC

    Accessible Literacy Framework: Literacy Readiness to Support Special Needs Instruction

    Instructor: Natalie Porter-McCuiston

    Saturdays, 8am-5pm | January 25; February 8, 15, 22, 29

    This course covers how to provide reading instruction to students with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The essential components of reading instruction—phonological awareness, sound blending, initial phoneme segmentation, letter-sound correspondence, decoding and shared reading—are framed to address students with complex communication needs.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s.

     

    Spring 2020 Professional Development Course Fees

    • Members:
      • Early Bird Deadline ($125) through December 20, 2019
      • Regular Deadline ($150) through January 6, 2020
      • $25 Late Registration Fee after January 6
    • Non-members:
      • $300 per course
    • Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)
      • $375, in addition to the WTU Registration fees
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    WTU Teachers' Center in Washington, DC

    The Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language I

    Instructor: Louis Blount

    Saturdays, 8am-5pm | January 25; February 1, 22, 29; March 7

    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.

     

    Spring 2020 Professional Development Course Fees

    • Members:
      • Early Bird Deadline ($125) through December 20, 2019
      • Regular Deadline ($150) through January 6, 2020
      • $25 Late Registration Fee after January 6
    • Non-members:
      • $300 per course
    • Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)
      • $375, in addition to the WTU Registration fees
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Anacostia Teachers' Center in Washington, DC

    Restorative Circles - Session 1

    Instructor: Stephanie Beer

    Session 1: Saturday, 8am-4pm | January 25th (@ Anacostia HS)

    This workshop will introduce circles as a way of building community and relationships as well as responding to harm when it occurs. Participants will experience and learn different applications for using circles in the classroom with students. In addition, there will be time to practice facilitating different uses of circles with other attendees.

    Participants will receive 10 PLU’s.

    This is a free course.

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Varies

    Strategies for Student Success

    Instructors: Various Certified Instructors

    Saturdays, 8am-5pm | January 25; February 8; March 21; April 25; May 16

    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 this fall: Setting Measurable Objectives, Is My Teaching Effective, Activating Learning for All Disciplines and Tools for Educators from Brain Researchers. Stress is inevitable.

    Participants will receive 10 PLU’s for each Saturday session.

    This is a free course.

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Amidon-Bowen ES in Washington, DC

    Making Equity Work in School, Part 3

    At the heart of our work is the knowledge that Equity is a Workplace Issue for All Students and Employees.

    In this session entitled Making Equity Work in School, Part 3 designed and facilitated by Enid Lee, we will continue to develop approaches for addressing inequity and promoting equity in the domains of Climate, Content, Pedagogy, Assessment and School and Family Relationships.

    Please bring your set of educational cards, Checking and Changing My Systems for Equity

    You will leave the session with:

    • Solutions to scenarios
    • Strategies to implement in your classroom
    • Short research articles and videos
    • Strength from learning of the struggles and successes of colleagues .

    One participant at our November session described the experience in the following words “I appreciate the opportunities to confront racism and inequity in a solution-conscious environment. Enid creates a hope -inspiring space that allows for grappling with engaging questions related to real-world scenarios”

    Join us on January 28,2020 for an enriching experience.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 04:00 PM
    WTU Teachers’ Center in Washington, DC

    Math: The Struggling Learner

    Instructor: Urlkia Randolph

    Wednesdays, 4pm-7pm | January 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27

    This course focuses on strategies and skills needed for students struggling in math at the elementary and beginning middle school level. Topics include: building mind set, Common Core Standards, Mathematical Practices, differentiation and high expectations, interventions, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and word problems. This course enables practitioners to review new concepts and try them out in the classroom.

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

     

    Spring 2020 Professional Development Course Fees

    • Members:
      • Early Bird Deadline ($125) through December 20, 2019
      • Regular Deadline ($150) through January 6, 2020
      • $25 Late Registration Fee after January 6
    • Non-members:
      • $300 per course
    • Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)
      • $375, in addition to the WTU Registration fees
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 04:30 PM
    WTU Teachers' Center in Washington, DC

    PRAXIS I Math Preparation Course

    Instructor: Donald Thompson

    Wednesdays, 4:30pm-7pm | January 29; February 5, 12; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27

    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.

    This is a free course.

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 05:30 PM

    Integration of Computer Technology

    Instructor: Melanie Wiscount

    In-class schedule: Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7pm | February 5; March 25; May 13

    Online virtual participation and assignments are required!

    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 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

    Spring 2020 Professional Development Course Fees

    • Members:
      • Early Bird Deadline ($125) through December 20, 2019
      • Regular Deadline ($150) through January 6, 2020
      • $25 Late Registration Fee after January 6
    • Non-members:
      • $300 per course
    • Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)
      • $375, in addition to the WTU Registration fees
  • Thursday, February 06, 2020 at 04:30 PM
    Bard Early College HS in Washington, DC

    Managing Behavior In School Communities

    Instructor: Staci Adams

    Thursdays, 4:30pm-7pm | February 6, 13, 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21

    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.

     

    Spring 2020 Professional Development Course Fees

    • Members:
      • Early Bird Deadline ($125) through December 20, 2019
      • Regular Deadline ($150) through January 6, 2020
      • $25 Late Registration Fee after January 6
    • Non-members:
      • $300 per course
    • Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)
      • $375, in addition to the WTU Registration fees
  • Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Savoy Elementary School in Washington, DC

    Thinking Mathematics 6-8 Grade: Common Core Edition

    Instructor: Joseph Martin

    Saturdays, 8am-5pm | February 8; March 7, 14, 21, 28

    The middle school course is redesigned to allow teachers to reflect on and connect, Common Core Mathematics Standards to research on how students learn mathematics. The Ten Principles of Thinking Math and the Standards for Mathematical Practice are linked, and attention paid to how concepts and skills develop. Using geometry as a starting point, participants explore ways to help students understand linear functions and rate of change with emphasis on linking various ways of seeing the same problem. 'Practices such as reasoning, constructing viable arguments, precision and looking for mathematical structure combine with Principles of Thinking Mathematics such as helping students visualize problems, requiring them to discuss and justify their mathematical thinking, using situational problems to connect mathematics to life, and balancing conceptual and procedural knowledge to develop such understanding.

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

     

    Spring 2020 Professional Development Course Fees

    • Members:
      • Early Bird Deadline ($125) through December 20, 2019
      • Regular Deadline ($150) through January 6, 2020
      • $25 Late Registration Fee after January 6
    • Non-members:
      • $300 per course
    • Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)
      • $375, in addition to the WTU Registration fees