Professional Development Highlights
October 25, 2021
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Join the Flagway League!
The Flagway League Launch is TODAY Monday, October 25 @ 4-5pm, led by coordinator Raphael Bonhomme. "The goal of The Flagway™ Game is to create environments where students can practice and celebrate learning math. There are many different ways to create a cultural context in which mathematics emerges naturally from students’ experience. One method used by the YPP and the Algebra Project is to create mathematically rich games and experiences." Find more info about the game here: http://www.typp.org/flagway.
Register HERE to become a Flagway Coach: https://www.wtulocal6.net/fall_2021_flagway_league_section_1
IMPACT Professional Development Workshop (FREE)
Part 2 (EP 3, 4 & 5): Saturday, November 6 @ 10am-1pm
In many ways, your career in DCPS is dependent upon the IMPACT scoring system. Learn what the system measures, how it works and much more. Participants will take a deep dive into the scoring systems used by DCPS which include the Essential Practices, Teacher-Assessed Student Achievement Data (TAS), Community School Commitment (CSC) and Core Professionalism (CP) Participants will receive 3 PLU’s.
DC Area Educators for Social Justice (DCAESJ)---Now Accepting Applications!
DCAESJ has three working groups in the D.C. area that provide experienced social justice educators an opportunity to deepen practice, gain moral support from peers, and engage in writing lessons or teaching stories for publication or workshop development.
Our early childhood, elementary, and middle/high school working groups are seeking to expand their membership. All three groups meet formally once a month on weekday afternoons or Saturdays for a structured reflection, discussion, lesson sharing, and workshops. There are occasional group outings and opportunities to participate in book studies and special events.
Announcement from Math Alliance
What We Were Trying to Do and Why: Freedom Schools and Liberation Schools in the 1960’s, with Charlie Cobb, Zoharah Simmons and Ash-Lee Henderson. Monday, October 25th, 2021, 7:00pmET - 8:30pmET. Register for this virtual panel at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcO2ppzgvGd3d3A65D3HfLp0WGpFqXVMV
- Charlie Cobb, “Organizing Freedom Schools,” in C. Payne and Carol Sills Strickland. Teach Freedom: Education for Liberation in the African-American Tradition. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008. https://cornwall.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/cobb.-freedom-schools.pdf
- Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, “On Being Black, Southern And Rural In The Time Of COVID-19, “ Essence Magazine, December 2020. https://www.essence.com/feature/black-southern-rural-covid-19-coronavirus/
- Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, “Veterans of Hope Interview,” https://www.veteransofhope.org/veterans/gwendolyn-zoharah-simmons/