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!

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 08:00 AM

    Foundations: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning SECTION 2

    Instructor: JoAnn Cornish

    Saturdays, 8am-5pm | April 25; May 2, 9, 26, 30

    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.

     

    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, 2020
    • Non-members:
      • $300 per course
    • Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)
      • $375, in addition to the WTU Registration fees
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 08:00 AM

    Reading Comprehension Instruction

    Instructor: Eulyn Thomas

    Saturdays, 8am-5pm | April 25; May 2, 9, 30

    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.

     

    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, April 25, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Anacostia HS Teachers' Center in Washington, DC

    Creating and Managing a Successful Library Program

    Instructors: Nijma Esad & Sarah Elwell

    Saturdays 9am-5pm | April 25; May 2, 9, 30; June 6

    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, 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, May 13, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    WTU Teachers’ Center in Washington, DC

    Conversational Spanish - Session 3

    Instructor: Rejil Solis

    Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 7:15pm | March 4 and 18

       - Spanish Day Expose: Saturday, March 21 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    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 27 PLU’s.

     

    This is a free workshop.