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!
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Instructor: Louis Blount
Saturdays, 9am-1pm; April 10th, April 24th; May 1st; May 8th; May 22nd
This 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, the participant 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, previous Spanish or professor’s permission.
After Registering below, you'll be directed to the payment page. Please ensure you complete the appropriate payment.
Instructor: Dr. Casey Collins
4-6pm; Mondays and Wednesdays.
Research suggests that students from diverse cultures may need to be engaged differently in ways that support their self-efficacy, esteem and their learning. In this 2-part session, we will establish the connection between culture and learning, and explore research-based strategies, such as cultural competency, high expectations and critical consciousness.
Participants will receive 8 PLU’s for attending the two-part sessions.
There is no fee for this course.
Instructor: JoAnn Cornish
9am-1pm; Saturdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
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.
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