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Summer Professional Learning!!!
Register TODAY for these exciting, engaging and informative summer professional development courses and workshops HERE. Early Bird Discount Expires 5/21!
2021 WTU Teacher Leader Symposium
Thank you so much to those who were able to attend the 2021 WTU Teacher Leader Symposium...the presence, engagement, and questions from the audience are such key elements of this event's success. We are so proud of the immense dedication of our elite group of SY2020-21 teacher leaders. We hope you enjoyed the symposium and that it was thought-provoking and inspiring for you as well. Teacher leaders and their research papers are available at https://www.wtulocal6.net/2021_teacher_leaders
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Ignite My Future in School Virtual TECHademy -- TONIGHT May 20
Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with Discovery Education to host a 2.5-hour immersive virtual Professional Learning session that focuses on engaging students in real world problem solving by leveraging computational thinking. You will receive a Digital Swag Bag with: GooseChase EDU, Breakout EDU Digital access, PearDeck Premium and an official Certificate of Participation upon completion of the TECHademy. Register HERE
WTU Tech Tool Tuesdays
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian Summer Sessions for Teachers: Interrogating the Stories We Tell
Session 1 (June 28-July 2): https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:SmithsonianX+SIED1.1x+2021_T3/about
Session 2 (July 12-16): https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:SmithsonianX+SIED1.2x+2021_T3/about
Summer Reading Challenge will begin in June 2021; check the website for updates
STEM Teacher Workshop: late July 2021; check the website for updates
2021 Global Teaching Dialogue
The 2021 Global Teaching Dialogue will bring together teachers, educators and global education experts to help teachers prepare students for the global economy. Alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s Teacher Exchange Programs and other global education leaders will share best practices for globalizing curricula, tips for implementing virtual exchanges, and reflections on innovative educational practices in other countries. Join us at this free virtual event, to gather practical information to help teachers bring the world into their classrooms!
For summer 2021 we’re excited to introduce three brand new offerings focused on supporting educators as they interrogate “standard” perspectives and materials and seek to incorporate more culturally inclusive and equitable practices in their teaching. All three of these offerings are live, interactive virtual professional learning opportunities.
July 13 - 15 Teaching for Equity and Justice Summit
July 20 - 22 Teaching Coming of Age in a Complex World
Goethe Virtual Study Tour
2021 Virtual White House History Teacher Institute
The registration deadline is July 8th at 11:59 PM. Register HERE.
STEMSS CRUISE English Learners Program Information
Apply HERE for our final cohort now! (stipend available)
American Federation of Teachers
The film A Trusted Space, Redirecting Grief to Growth is a unique and powerful respite for educators. Acknowledging teachers for their value, the unparalleled year they are having, and the extraordinary heart and effort they offer our most precious population, this film and discussion will fill your bucket and offer hope, while empowering self-care. As a gentle reminder, putting your oxygen mask on first is critical so that you are able to put them on the kids you serve.
In a world full of chaos and chronic busyness, it can be difficult to find a state of presence and clarity. Commonly reported benefits of mindfulness and meditation include reduced anxiety, improved focus, reduced blood pressure and pain management. In this follow-up session with Kelly Trautner, AFT director of Healthcare, attendees will learn how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into their self-care toolbox and try some new beginner-friendly techniques.
Opportunity from the National Math Alliance
Reminder: MSRI online Workshop on Mathematics and Racial Justice - June 9-11 & June 16-18, 2021 - Sessions will explore the role that mathematics plays in today’s movement for racial justice.
Decolonizing the Curriculum Summer Series
Join Washington Teachers’ Union and Teaching for Change as we host a Decolonizing the Curriculum summer series beginning July 27th. This six-session series will feature presentations disrupting the master narrative in classroom curriculum, by providing hands-on strategies with lessons to be used in-person and virtually.
Each session is standalone (2 PLU's per session) so attend one or all six Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST via Zoom. REGISTER TODAY
- Tuesday July 27th at 5:00 p.m. EST Decolonizing the Curriculum with Teaching for Change
- Thursday July 29th at 5:00 p.m. EST Tackling Controversial Topics in Early Childhood Education with Laleña Garcia
- Tuesday, August 3rd at 5:00 p.m. EST COVID Tribunal with Caneisha Mills
- Thursday, August 5th at 5:00 p.m. EST Politics of Hair with Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones
- Tuesday, August 10th at 5:00 p.m. EST Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Role Play with Jessica Rucker and Judy Richardson
- Thursday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. EST Teaching about Voting Rights with Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
General Resources: https://asianpacificheritage.gov/for-teachers/
Share My Lesson: https://sharemylesson.com/collections/aapi
Zinn Education Project: https://www.pbs.org/specials/asian-pacific-american-heritage-month/
Jewish American Heritage Month
General Resources: https://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/
National Endowment for the Humanities: https://edsitement.neh.gov/closer-readings/jewish-american-heritage-month