PD Highlights - March 21, 2022

Professional Development

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


Share My Lesson’s Virtual Conference Starts TODAY!

With nearly 50 free, for-credit webinars from trusted partners and education professionals, you’ll find engaging sessions that will help you feel re-energized, professionally supported, and set up for success with your students.

The 2022 Virtual Conference offers innovative sessions at no cost to participants—and you still get professional development credit! So, if you aren’t excited yet, check out these tips to ensure you get the most out of your sessions this year.

Choose Your Sessions

  • Share With Your School Team
  • Make Sure the Bottom Toolbar is Visible
  • Utilize the Group Chat Box
  • Ask Questions in the Q&A Widget
  • Do Your Technology Check
  • Answer the Poll Questions So You Don’t Miss Out on PD Credit
  • Rate Your Experience
  • Keep the Conversation Going

Register for All Sessions Now


Shout out to WTU PD Instructors!

Tina Bradshaw-Smith, Joy Newman, Eulyn Thomas, and Nadia Torney offered amazing, engaging PD sessions on the DCPS PD Day on 3/11 to approximately 350 DCPS educators. Thank you to our instructors and all our members who participated in their sessions.


WTU Professional Learning - SPRING 2022 Course Offerings

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

Free WTU PD Workshops:

Learn more and Register for all classes HERE.


Donors Choose Information Session (April 4 @ 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom)

Register HERE to attend a Donors Choose Information Session with Donors Choose Ambassador & DCPS Teacher Claire Battle who has gotten 87 projects funded!!!


Wellness Series with Aetna (all sessions are virtual @ 7:00pm-8:00pm)

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.

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

  • 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


AFT Civics Design Team

Meet three team members of the AFT Civics Design Team from the Washington Teachers’ Union: Raphael Bonhomme, Valerie Sewell and Rachel Thomas.


We the People Math Literacy for All Alliance

We the People Math Literacy for All Alliance, in conjunction with the Algebra Project, is excited to announce a virtual working conference scheduled for this July 28th and 29th! We have opened up a Call for Proposals and encourage all interested to submit. Submissions are due April 7th. Please see: https://mathliteracyforall.org/news/2022-we-the-people-math-literacy-for-all-conference-call-for-proposals/ We aim to design a multi-faceted, online conference to honor and explore Bob Moses’ legacy as well as to generate next steps for collaborative work with students and teachers centered in the struggle for K-12 mathematics literacy.

2022 We the People Math Literacy for All national conference, call for proposals due April 7th, for online conference Thurs/Fri., July 28th-29th. Please see flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nQ_Cu_iKm3pmzGi5Bza_1VqTS53-HHZC/view?usp=sharing

Direct Link to 2022 national conference Call for Proposals on Google Forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEbJ9S6syjtnzugHwyrd_-zBJpBfbLOGjQi-6Yx3PYuI4TLA/viewform


OSSE is searching for the 2023 DC Teacher of the Year!

We are seeking nominations for outstanding teachers who:

  • Inspire and accelerate growth for all students
  • Build strong partnerships with families and communities
  • Champion the teaching profession

Administrators, colleagues, LEA and school staff, parents, students, and community members can all submit nominations. Self-nominations are also acceptable. Please complete the 2023 DC Teacher of the Year Nomination Form during the nomination window of Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 - Saturday, April 30, 2022. Learn more about eligibility here. Help spread the word using this link:  bit.ly/2023DCTOY


OSSE Professional Development Opportunities


Math Alliance Updates

Reminder: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) Critical Issues in Mathematics Education workshop March 16-18, 2022, https://www.msri.org/workshops/1028, Initiating, Sustaining, and Researching Mathematics Department Transformation of Introductory Courses for STEM Majors. (Hybrid - in person in Berkeley, CA and online)


Reminder: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Indianapolis Regional Conference and Exposition, March 16-18, 2022,
In-person event - to register: https://www.nctm.org/indy2022/#Rates 

Attendees must preregister. No on-site registration.


Reminder: 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


Submissions to Present Now Being Accepted for National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Baltimore Regional Conference and Exposition, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2022. Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2022, 11:59 PM PDT

Proposal Submission Instructions

2022 Baltimore Regional Conference Strand Titles & Descriptions

Speaker proposal submission form


Center for Black Educator Development

The Center for Black Educator Development runs a Freedom School Literacy Academy in the summers, offering jobs to high school and college youth. There are online and in-person (Philadelphia) literacy jobs with grades 1-3 youth available for high school age youth in the Junior Servant Leaders program and college students in the Servant Leader Apprenticeship program.  


Robert Parris Moses Congressional Gold Medal Act

Action needed now! Math-literacy & civil rights advocate Bob Moses--Congressional Gold Medal Act: Karen Saxe, of the American Mathematical Society, worked with Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY District 13), including his DC staff Monica Garay and Francesco Arreaga, to prepare a “Robert Parris Moses Congressional Gold Medal Act”, which Rep. Espaillat introduced in Congress during the last week of February. Read the text of the bill and see more details here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/6836/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22moses%22%2C%22moses%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=3

Read a press release here: https://espaillat.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-espaillat-wilson-raskin-lead-push-posthumously-honor-civil-rights

Maisha Moses of the Young People’s Project joined Rep. Espaillat during his virtual Black History Month town hall to speak on the legacy of her father, Bob Moses: https://espaillat.house.gov/media/videos

Please click the link below, and write your own Congressional member urging them to sign on to this bill (290 members of the U.S. House of Representatives must approve the bill for it to pass): http://www.ams.org/government/getinvolved-dc#/


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