PD Highlights - May 24

Summer Professional Learning!!!

Register TODAY for these exciting, engaging and informative summer professional development courses and workshops HERE.


Decolonizing the Curriculum

Join Washington Teachers’ Union and Teaching for Change as we host a Decolonizing the Curriculum summer series beginning July 27th. This six-session series will feature presentations disrupting the master narrative in classroom curriculum, by providing hands-on strategies with lessons to be used in-person and virtually.

Each session is standalone (2 PLU's per session) so attend one or all six Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST via Zoom.


Tuesday July 27th at 5:00 p.m. EST Decolonizing the Curriculum with Teaching for Change

Thursday July 29th at 5:00 p.m. EST Tackling Controversial Topics in Early Childhood Education with Laleña Garcia

Tuesday, August 3rd at 5:00 p.m. EST COVID Tribunal with Caneisha Mills

Thursday, August 5th at 5:00 p.m. EST Politics of Hair with Dr. Cierra Kaler-Jones

Tuesday, August 10th at 5:00 p.m. EST Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Role Play with Jessica Rucker and Judy Richardson

Thursday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. EST Teaching about Voting Rights with Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

2021 WTU Teacher Leader Symposium

Thank you so much to those who attended the 2021 WTU Teacher Leader Symposium...the presence, engagement, and questions from the audience are such key elements of this event's success. We are so proud of the immense dedication of our elite group of SY2020-21 teacher leaders. Their research papers are available here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/2021_teacher_leaders

Watch their presentations:

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Attention High School Educators

The United Planning Organization is providing an opportunity for students to explore alternatives to postsecondary education by examining career options in the construction trade industry focusing on these four areas: ❱ Professional Building Maintenance (PBM) ❱ Electrical Technician ❱ Broadband Telecommunications ❱ Plumbing Technician

Students will participate in 8 weeks of learning workshops, 4 Saturdays/month, 10AM-2PM. A stipend of $50 per session will be provided with lunch for each session. This opportunity is open to DC high school juniors and seniors.

For more information contact: Kenny Carroll 202 526-2646 | [email protected]


DCPS iDC Conference (June 29, 2021 @ 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. )

iDC Institute 2021 is a knowledge sharing conference on best practices for integrating technology.  DCPS is gathering educators and staff from around the District to collaborate, network, and learn together.  Join us for a virtual conference where you can connect, experience, and create! Participants will receive 7 PLUs for attending the full day.

Register Here: bit.ly/thriDC21

Sign up to Present: bit.ly/pstiDC


Opportunity from the National Math Alliance

  • Reminder: MSRI online Workshop on Mathematics and Racial Justice - June 9-11 & June 16-18, 2021 - Sessions will explore the role that mathematics plays in today’s movement for racial justice.
  • The Julia Robinson Math Festival is on May 29, on Gathertown – which is like video game/zoom. Enter into that space and participants will go to a Spanish or English section, and have four or five activities.  Later we’ll have other languages such as Arabic and Hebrew – there will be different spaces for a multicultural , multilingual experience.  You can find more information here: https://www.jrmf.org/math-festivals


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