WTU 2018 Summer Institute Registration

Register online by June 15.
WTU 2018 Summer Institute
Accelerated Professional Learning Courses
• Research-based • Peer-to-Peer • Solution-driven • IMPACT Aligned: Essentials Practice 1-5
Earn 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs) OR – for some courses—earn 3 recertification units through Trinity University
Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22
8am to 5pm
Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, N.E.

  • Full members pay $125
  • President’s Special (members ONLY) is $100. To encourage collaboration and team learning, you and a colleague can take a course and enjoy President Davis’ special – $25 off the regular registration fee! ON THE REGISTRATION FORM, JUST SELECT “PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL” and write in the name of your colleague. You pay a total of $100 each.
  • Agency fee /Non-members pay $300
  • For some – but not all – courses, for an additional $375, earn 3 recertification credits through Trinity College. DOWNLOAD THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM HERE. Bring it with the $375 tuition to your first class.

Certificates for free tuition cannot be used for online registration. If you have a certificate for free tuition, DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE. Scan completed registration form and certificate and return them to support@wtulocal6.net.

If you don’t want to register online, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM. Complete the form and write check or money order to the Washington Teachers’ Union. Bring completed form and check or money order to your first class or mail them to 1239 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003.

PLEASE NOTE: NO REFUNDS PROVIDED.


 

COURSE OFFERINGS

REGISTER ONLINE BY JUNE 15 BY CLICKING THE COURSE YOU WANT TO TAKE BELOW.

All courses are Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22, 8am to 5pm, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20002

Earn 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs) for each course.
Some courses offer 3 graduate credits from Trinity University. DOWNLOAD THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM HERE and bring it with $375 to your first class.

Beginning Reading Instruction

Instructor: Kim Bigelow
Beginning Reading Instruction (BRI) focuses on how children learn to read and the best ways to teach beginning reading from kindergarten to the end of primary grades. This course contains considerable information on how students develop basic decoding skills. It is also helpful for educators working with older students who still are having difficulty with decoding and fluency. The course presents research-based instructional strategies.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM TO REGISTER MANUALLY
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM – 3 RECERTIFICATION HOURS IN CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

Accessible Literacy Framework (ALF)

Instructors: Laurine Kennedy and Natalie Porter-McCuiston
In this course, participants gain knowledge about providing reading instruction to students with developmental or intellectual disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy or Down Syndrome. ALF is grounded in the premise that reading is at the center of most activities in and out of school. The essential components of reading instruction — phonological awareness, sound blending, initial phoneme segmentation, letter-sound correspondence, decoding and shared reading — are covered and framed to address the emerging literacy needs of students with complex communication needs.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE No graduate credits offered.
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Successfully Integrating the Arts in Your Classroom

Instructor: Vincent A. Pope
In this course, teachers learn how to successfully incorporate music into their lessons in order to improve outcomes and make learning come alive in their classrooms. Emphasis is placed on the historical periods of western music from the baroque through the 21st century. The research presented provides insight into the lives of the great composers and their compositions. We study the political, social, economic and cultural times in which the music was created. Participants learn about the compositional styles of famous figures of the musical periods while listening, viewing and discussing each musical piece. The course also presents a synthesis of research on arts integration in public schools in the United States, and the history of integrating arts into teaching. Teachers gain knowledge of how the arts can play a vital role in the development of the whole child.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE No graduate credits offered.
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Instructional Strategies that Work Across All Disciplines

Instructor: Sarah Elwell
This course provides a cognitive, research-based approach to lesson planning and design. To develop a comprehensive instructional plan, participants consider the concepts of standards, curriculum and a course map as they generate unit and lesson plans that promote independent learning for students. In this course, instructional strategies are taught in the context of purpose and appropriateness for supporting student learning. The information in this course can be applied in K-12 settings and is particularly helpful for students with special needs.
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM – 3 RECERTIFICATION HOURS IN PEDAGOGY AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

Foundations: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning K-2

This module is for Early Childhood Educators, K-2
Instructor: Glen Calhoun
This core course addresses fundamental aspects of teaching and learning relevant to all educators. This course examines proven practices for establishing and maintaining classroom management, maximizing use of learning time and questioning and feedback skills. It also examines the roles of homework, interactive, guided instruction strategies and scaffolding techniques.
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM – 3 RECERTIFICATION HOURS IN PEDAGOGY

English Language Learners (ELL) 101

Instructor: Maryann Oudheusden
These modules are targeted to pre-K-12 educators of ELLs and are designed to provide research-based information on second language acquisition research to enable participants to provide students with equitable access to standards-based academic content and validate the instructional practices for ELLs while also equipping participants with differentiation strategies. Information in this course enhances the instructional practices of mainstream educators of ELLs who are currently implementing and expanding their repertoire by introducing new research-based strategies. This course engages participants in learning about second language acquisition, ELL student literacy development, content-based literacy, and ELL access to the Common Core State Standards.
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Integration of Computer Technology

Instructor: Lori Alexander, M.Ed.
This course focuses on the research and instructional practices of Pre-K to 12 educators utilizing educational technology and provide participants with an opportunity to implement best practices. The technologies to be included are, but are not limited to, iPads, iPods, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Smartboard, Promethean, blended learning, and Flipped Classroom. Participants create platforms to implement blended learning in their classrooms. Participants examine, analyze, and discuss websites and articles, and the impact on student learning. Participants create a grant for educational technology and a website for their classroom. Participants must bring a laptop to access course materials and complete learning activities.
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM – 3 RECERTIFICATION HOURS IN PEDAGOGY

Thinking Mathematics, Grades K-2 Common Core Edition

Instructor: Denise Brown
This beginning Thinking Math course focuses on research about how children learn mathematics and the implications of these findings for the classroom. Ten principles capture practices that lead to a better understanding of math for all students and are applicable to all grade levels. The principles which deal with ideas such as tapping what students know, helping them visualize problems and building the expectation and ability to justify their work-are exemplified through the research on counting, addition and subtraction.
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM – 3 RECERTIFICATION HOURS IN PEDAGOGY

Foundations: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning

Instructor: Dianne Moore Williams, M.S.
This core course addresses fundamental aspects of teaching and learning relevant to all educators. This course examines proven practices for establishing and maintaining classroom management, maximizing use of learning time, questioning and feedback skills, homework, interactive guided instruction strategies and scaffolding techniques.
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM – 3 RECERTIFICATION HOURS IN PEDAGOGY

Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children

Instructor: Dr. John Taylor
This course is designed to provide opportunities that address the concerns of special needs educators and other school personnel. Participants acquire knowledge regarding the psychological development and characteristics for children and youth. They explore the principles of special education, paying particular attention to the appropriate role of the special educator in a variety of settings. The origin and philosophies of special education are traced and attention is given to issues that currently influence the field of special education, including the Transactional Programs for Adolescents with Disabilities and the present Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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Reading Comprehension Instruction – Common Core Edition

Instructor: Eulyn Thomas
This course focuses on the research and instructional practices that help students acquire strong reading comprehension skills. It provides participants with the synthesis of research on comprehension instruction and vocabulary development. Participants examine, discuss and evaluate the application of a wide range of instructional strategies for teaching comprehension skills to use with both narrative and expository text, including subject matter text books. It also demonstrates how students can monitor their own reading progress and apply appropriate strategies when comprehension is not achieved.
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Thinking Mathematics, Grades 3-5 Common Core Edition

Instructor: Lyn Flanagan
Participants examine the differences between multiplicative and additive structures, including the new role numbers have as they begin to represent not only single objects but also composite units. Participants also review the variety of problem types in the multiplicative structures. Representations to help students understand include diagrams, charts, and t-tables as well as arrays and area models, which receive strong emphasis in Common Core. Use of the distributive property and the beginnings of proportional reasoning are stressed as well as the various treatments that may be required for division remainders in contextualized problems. Stress is placed on the importance of matching language to situations.
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