PD Highlights - October 18, 2021
Sign up for “The Game Factor” (FREE)
Join Dr. Casey Collins on Saturday, October 23 @ 9am-12noon to explore an instructional design that works for both online and in-person instruction. Caution: We will talk about games, but this module will cover much more. Participants will receive 4 PLU’s.
RSVP HERE: https://www.wtulocal6.net/fall_2021_the_game_factor
Join the Flagway League!
The Flagway League will be launched on October 25 @ 4-5pm 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 7 @ 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.
RSVP HERE: https://www.wtulocal6.net/fall_2021_impact_professional_development
WTU Tech Tuesdays Are Back!!!
Next session is 10/26 @ 5:30-6:30pm, join PD instructor Tameshia Henry for a session on LOOM.
REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN---WTU Professional Learning - FALL 2021 Course Offerings
- Creating and Managing a Successful School Library Program (started 10/6; limited spaces still available)
- National Board Certification Support Classes (started 10/5)
Learn more and register for all classes HERE.
EmpowerEd Teacher Voice Summit
EmpowerEd invites you to attend their DC Teacher Voice Festival on Saturday October 23rd from 10 am to 2 pm on U Street- this is a fun and family-friendly opportunity to meet educators who care about the same things and want to make a difference and have a great time in the process! WTU will also be showcasing our teacher leader research at the event! We'll be joined by many DC council members and members of the DC State Board of Education. There will be live music, food trucks, face painting and balloon twisting and you can collaborate with educators working on issues from culturally responsive teaching to teacher diversity, retention, reforming school ratings, mayoral control and much more! It's outdoors and open to the public, but for covid protocols and issue interest PLEASE register in advance here to join!
WTU Professional Learning Abroad (only 1 space left!)
There is still time to sign up for the WTU Professional Learning trip to Morocco in July 2022, based on travel guidance. 5% discount through the end of September!!! Check out the itinerary here: https://geeo.org/tour/wtumorocco/.