PD Highlights - January 31, 2022

Professional Development

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


Kudos to Nadia Torney who facilitated an AFT national training on Universal Design for Learning this past weekend at the AFT Winter Academy.


Wellness Series with Aetna 

Each session below is a one-hour “gift of self care” with unique perspectives and tools. Participants will find value in attending one, a few, or all the sessions to support yourself in creating a robust practice of Self Care. Starts Wed. 2/2; all sessions @ 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Each session includes different sets of:

  • Powerful physiological tools of the breath that can be incorporated into one’s day to instantly reduce tension;
  • Guided relaxation for deep restoration and quieting of the thoughts in the mind;
  • Cognitive tools for navigating thoughts and emotions as they arise.

Use this link to register for all or some of the five sessions: https://artofliving.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-mgrD0qEtfZQOKQy_UwiRpBfShnBeLC

  • February 2nd - Working Through Change & Uncertainty
  • March 2nd - Energy and Breath: Powerful Tools to Increase Your Resilience
  • April 6th  Supporting Your Mental Health and Preventing Burnout
  • May 4th - Making the Impossible, Possible - Setting and Achieving Your Goals
  • June 8th - Courageous Conversations: Healing Conversations about Systemic Racism


WTU Professional Learning - SPRING 2022 Course Offerings

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

Educating Low Vision Students (starts 2/7)

Managing Behavior in School Communities (starts 2/2)


FREE WTU Workshops

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (2 Part Series: 2/5 and 2/12)

The Social Practice of Literacy in Special Education [High School SpEd Educators ONLY] (Orientation on 2/16)


Learn more and register for ALL WTU Spring classes HERE.


Black Live Matter at School Week of Action is THIS WEEK!!!

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.

Thank You, Teaching for Change!!!


Math Alliance Updates

To sign up to receive the National Math Festival weekly math puzzle newsletter, click http://eepurl.com/bnKBpr


American Education Research Association Annual Meeting

“Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century”, April 21-26, 2022 San Diego, CA and virtual components - to register: https://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting

Video by AERA President, Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir, explaining the theme of the 2022 annual meeting: https://youtu.be/fgiYB4DiLz4


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. 

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 the main highlights; and a short explanation of your interest in the fellows program. Also include the slide deck of your presentation. If the file is too large for email (>10mb), please contact [email protected] for Dropbox information. 


Reminder: Tensor Foundation/SUMMA Grants

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


This page is password protected!