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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):
- Reclaiming Assessments (new start date: starts 3/19)
- Successfully Integrating the Arts (starts 3/19)
Free WTU PD Workshop:
- Flagway Math League (next session 3/14)
DMV Black Educators Story Lounge
D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and EmpowerEd are co-hosting a DMV Black Educators Story Lounge on Thursday, March 10th from 6pm - 8pm at Tsehay Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar (3630 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20010)! Register to attend and D.C. area Black educators, sign up to tell your story.
The Center for Inspired Teaching March Institute, “What Else Might Be Possible?”
Over the course of this FREE program, participants will learn techniques to balance achieving students’ academic goals with nurturing their inquiry, imagination, and integrity. Along with renewed motivation, participants will leave the Institute with four student-led projects ready for implementation in their classroom.
We’re offering three sessions of “What Else Might Be Possible?”:
- Wednesday, Mar. 9 at 4 PM (ONLINE)
- Wednesday, Mar. 9 at 7 PM (ONLINE)
- Saturday, Mar. 12 at 10 AM (IN PERSON | NATIONAL ARBORETUM)
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:
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
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
Ignite My Future Spring Global Innovations Project
This spring our Global Innovations Project will focus on Green Infrastructure using the Ignite My Future lesson Resilient Cities as a basis for the project. Students will use computational thinking to design solutions to enhance their communities leveraging green infrastructure. Please reach out if you have any questions. More details and info session meeting links will be shared with teachers that register for the project.
- (Optional) Info sessions - March 10th and March 16th
- Kickoff Meeting for Teachers- March 22nd
- If you're interested in joining us for this project please register here
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
- 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