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Summer Institute 2022

WTU Professional Development Courses

Early Bird Deadline ($125): May 31, 2022
Regular Deadline ($150): June 27, 2022

As a member of the Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU), you are entitled to a deep discount in the fees for a variety of teacher leadership and adult

learning opportunities designed to enhance your professional growth. WTU’s professional development courses are all research-based, peer-to-peer and solution-driven. They all help teachers build content knowledge and mastery of pedagogical strategies. All WTU courses are aligned to the DCPS IMPACT Teaching and Learning Framework and Essential Practices Standards 1 through 5. Classes need at least 5 paid registrants to officially move forward.

Download Full List of Summer Institute Courses Here

WTU Member Registration Fees

Early Bird Deadline -- $125, per course: May 31, 2022

Regular Deadline -- $150, per courses: June 27, 2022

Non-Member Registration Fees

$300 per course

Trinity University Graduate Credit (3)

$375, in addition to the registration fees listed above. Payments must be made directly to Trinity University. To receive graduate credit, participants must submit the WTU registration form and the Trinity University registration form along with all applicable fees.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds.

Contact Jacqueline Pogue Lyons at [email protected] with any questions.

  • Reclaiming Assessments: Using a Balanced Classroom Assessment System to Strengthen Student Learning (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Renee LaRue

    Dates: June 28-July 1; 10am-2pm

    This course is designed to help you understand the power of assessment and monitoring student growth to inform instruction. All teachers want to know where their students start, how they progress, and the results of the teaching and learning process. Diagnostic, formative and summative assessments each play a role in monitoring student learning. Throughout this course, we will talk about using a balanced assessment system in your classroom to support instructional decisions for optimal student success. 

    Additionally, we will look at how assessment is important in helping students to take charge of their own learning. Finally, we will address the importance and power of culturally responsive pedagogy, curriculum and assessment to ensure students are engaged in authentic learning.

    Participants may earn 35 PLU’s.

  • Section 2: Social and Emotional Learning (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Dr. Persephone Brown

    Dates: June 28-July 1; 10am-2pm

    Are you looking for ways to assist your students in managing their emotions, building positive relationships with others and making responsible decisions? In this mini-course, participants will identify and share developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies that foster students’ social and emotional growth. In addition, we will examine best practices for creating and cultivating a positive beginning of the school year. This course is based on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s.

  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM through June 30, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Series #1 RSVP – Tuesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 30 @ 10am-2pm

    Instructor: Dr. Casey Collins

    Research suggests that students from diverse cultures may need to be engaged differently in ways that support their self-efficacy, esteem and their learning. In this 2-part session, we will establish the connection between culture and learning, and explore research-based strategies, such as cultural competency, high expectations and critical consciousness.

    These are two identical sessions. Participants will receive 8 PLU’s.

  • Strategies for Student Success (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Ebony Washington

    Dates: June 28-July 1; 10am-2pm

    Strategies for Student Success includes activities that require reflection on daily practice, debate over research and current practices, utilizing modeling, and experiential learning.

    Setting Measurable Objectives – June 28

    Tools for Teachers from Brain Researchers – June 29

    Activating Learning for All Disciplines – June 30

    Is My Teaching Effective? – July 1

    Participants will receive 4 PLU’s per session.

  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (VIRTUAL) - 2nd Session

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Series #2 RSVP – Wednesday, June 29 and Friday, July 1 @ 10am-2pm

    Instructor: Dr. Casey Collins

    Research suggests that students from diverse cultures may need to be engaged differently in ways that support their self-efficacy, esteem and their learning. In this 2-part session, we will establish the connection between culture and learning, and explore research-based strategies, such as cultural competency, high expectations and critical consciousness.

    There are two identical offerings of this session. Participants will receive 8 PLU’s.

     

  • Instructional Media Design and Production

    Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Sherri Jones

    Delivery method Virtual Asynchronous - 9-5PM

    Dates: July 5th-August 5th

    Asynchronous via Google Classroom (or other online learning management system)

    Course Description: School librarians support instruction by engaging students and collaborating with teaching partners in a variety of digital and educational media resources. This course will provide participants with an intensive review and skills development for the strategies that can be used for producing multimedia and digital products that support learning as part of the school library program. The class is all virtual with no fixed class meetings. There will be three optional class meetings that students may attend or watch the recorded video later and complete a rubric as part of the project showcase.  

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

  • The Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language I (VIRTUAL)

    Saturday, July 09, 2022 at 09:00 AM through August 06, 2022
    Virtual

    Instructor: Louis Blount

    Dates: July 9th (9am-1pm); 16th (9am-1pm); 23rd (9am-1pm); (July 26th OR Aug. 2- 6:30pm- 9pm); Aug. 6th (9am-1pm)

    In this course, emphasis is on oral conversation (listening and speaking skills) and basic Spanish literacy. An effort is made to give participants practice in using vocabulary and grammatical structures that will immediately be helpful in communicating and appreciating the culture of Spanish-speaking members in their school communities.

    (To accommodate some summer travel, students will have the option of selecting which Tuesday class to attend. Student must attend at least one of the Tuesday classes to receive full credit. A Tuesday class cannot substitute a Saturday class)

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

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