PD Highlights - January 18, 2022

Professional Development

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Martin Luther King Day Resources

Monday, Jan. 17th, we celebrated Martin Luther King Junior day in recognition of the civil rights icon’s contributions to American society. See below for resources from DCPS Social Studies Department’s Scott Abbott to support teaching students about Martin Luther King well beyond the holiday.


WTU Educators’ Guide to Best Practices in Socially Distant Teaching

Please take 5 minutes to provide suggestions and resources HERE to be added to a WTU guide for what really works pedagogically in a socially distant classroom. Or simply email me any materials, websites, or ideas that have worked for you at [email protected].


WTU Professional Learning - SPRING 2022 Course Offerings

Sign up now for amazing, engaging, and informative virtual fall professional development with the WTU including these classes which start this month (1 FREE class for new WTU members):

English Language Learners 101 (Starts 1/22)

FREE WTU Workshops starting this month:

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (2 Part Series: 1/29 and 2/12)

Dimensions of Wellness (1/22)

IMPACT PD Workshop (2 Part Series: 1/29 and 3/5)

Learn more and Register for all classes HERE.


Math Alliance Updates

  • The University of Pittsburgh Center for Urban Education will honor the life and legacy of Robert “Bob” Parris Moses through an online panel discussion on January 27, 2022, from 12 noon-1:30 pm EST. Panelists include Maisha Moses, daughter and Executive Director, Young People’s Project; Cliff Freeman, Director of STEM Programs, Young People’s Project; and Albert Sykes, Executive Director, Institute for Democratic Education in America. For more information and to register: https://www.cue.pitt.edu/event/lunch-learn-remembering-bob-moses-his-life-and-legacy
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), call for applications for the Mathematics Teacher Learning and Teaching Fellows Program - due March 1, 2022. The MTLT Fellows Program consists of a series of training sessions that guide new journal authors in developing a manuscript for journal submission, receiving and responding to feedback on a manuscript draft (s), and submitting a vetted manuscript for potential publication in MTLT. The primary goal of the program is to support teachers and educators who have presented at an NCTM annual meeting or state conference and who wish to contribute an article to MTLT but have not published in a journal before. 

How to apply:

  • Email your application for the MTLT Fellows Program to [email protected]
  • An application consists of the following
    • A letter describing the meeting at which you presented and the meeting date; your presentation’s title and a short summary of hte main highlights; and a short explanation of your interest in the fellows program
    • The slide deck of your presentation. If the file is too large for email (>10mb), please contact [email protected] for Dropbox information.
  • Reminder: The Park City Math Institute - July 17 - August 6, 2022 Summer Teacher Leadership Program applications are open until January 15, 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
  • Reminder: 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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