PD Highlights - Dec 13, 2021

Professional Development

Additional PD highlights are posted to the PD Blog at https://www.wtulocal6.net/pdblog


WTU Tech Tuesdays Are Back!!!

Next session is tomorrow  Tuesday 12/14 @ 5:30-6:30pm, with PD Instructor Tameshia Henry for a session on Loom.

Register HERE.


Check out the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institutes HERE.

NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1300-$3450 for residential programs and $650-$1725 for virtual programs help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Applications for all programs close on March 1, 2022.


Black Lives Matter at School: December and January curriculum fairs

Learn more and register for the national Black Lives Matter at School Virtual Curriculum Fair on Saturday, January 8th from 10am ET - 12:30pm ET. Apply to present a workshop, here.

The fifth annual Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action is January 31st - February 4th, 2022. Learn more and sign up to participate, here.

If you’d like to participate in a 1 hour planning meeting around Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action on Saturday, January 22nd from 1pm - 2pm, RSVP here.


Math Alliance Announcements

The Park City Math Institute - July 17 - August 6, 2022 Summer Teacher Leadership Program applications are open until January 2022. The Teacher Leadership Program (TLP) at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) Summer Session is a three-week residential professional development program for school teachers in grades 3-12, held in Park City, Utah, as part of the larger PCMI program that involves all members of the mathematics community. The purpose of the TLP is to provide opportunities for teachers to experience and enjoy mathematics while participating in developing the art of teaching.  In addition, 6 quarter-credits of 400-level mathematics are available from the University of Washington for a modest fee. For more info and to apply, click: https://www.ias.edu/pcmi/programs/pcmi-2022-teacher-leadership-program

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2022 PCMI Teacher Leadership Program: https://www.ias.edu/pcmi/frequently-asked-questions-about-2022-teacher-leadership-program

To Apply for the 2022 PCMI Teacher Leadership Program: https://www.ias.edu/pcmi/apply-2022-teacher-leadership-program


Tensor Foundation/SUMMA Grants of up to $6,000 - proposals due Feb. 12, 2022 by 11:59pmET via online application.

For more information and link to apply, see: https://www.maa.org/programs-and-communities/outreach-initiatives/tensor-summa-grants

The Tensor Foundation has provided funding for the MAA to award Tensor SUMMA (Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement) grants for projects designed to encourage the pursuit and enjoyment of mathematics by students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in the field of mathematics. These include students who are African-American, Native American, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander. If your project will be targeted toward another group that you believe would qualify the project, you may wish to consult with us before submitting your proposal. Projects may be designed for middle school students, high school students, or college/university students.

To apply for an MAA Tensor SUMMA Grant you must submit an application through Amplifund, our online application portal. You will need to create a free account within the Amplifund system. If awarded, this account will be used to administer your award, so please be sure to enter all of your contact information correctly.The application portal will close on February 12, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. https://www.gotomygrants.com/Public/Opportunities/Details/5d368c4c-978c-4e13-9a75-3f7d9f99f328

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): https://www.maa.org/programs-and-communities/outreach-initiatives/tensor-summa-grants#FAQ



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