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1239 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE  |  Washington DC 20003
Phone 202-517-1477  |  Fax 202-517-0673  |

WTU Professional Development

Teachers’ Center

Washington Teachers’ Union Professional Development Services


To serve educators in the District of Columbia with ongoing access to high quality research based content, job-embedded professional learning opportunities and districtwide resource centers that address the professional needs of our educator members, and help them be even more successful in their careers; the union; the institutions in which they work; and in serving the students, families and communities they serve.


To increase educator effectiveness and strengthen the WTUs internal and external capacity to improve and advance student academic achievement in every classroom and school in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Program Components:

Instructional Coaching and Mentoring

  • Professional Development and Support for IMPACT
  • Model Lesson Delivery and Peer Coaching
  • Collaborative Instructional Planning

Professional Growth & Development

  • ShareMyLesson Resources: Developed by Teachers, for Teachers
  • WTU Teacher Leaders Program
  • Professional Learning Community for WTU Professional Development Instructors

Over the years, WTU has strived to strategically align its professional learning opportunities to support the below goals and systems within the District of Columbia Public Schools:

  1. IMPACT Teacher Assessment System
  2. Teaching and Learning Framework, Standards 1-9
  3. Differentiated Instruction
  4. Common Core State Standards
  5. Formative Assessments

Visit the WTU Teacher Center Locations:

New Elementary – Middle School Location to be determined

  • New High School Location to be determined
  • Washington Teachers’ Union, 1239 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; 20003 (Central Office)

Content-Specific and Pedagogical Course Delivery


  • Beginning Reading Instruction
  • Designing Units of Study Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
  • Designing Units of Study Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • English Language Learners Modules I, II, III
  • Foundations of Effective Teaching I: Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning
  • Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language I and II
  • Instructional Strategies that Work Across all Disciplines
  • Legal Issues in Education
  • Making Data and Classroom Assessments Work for You
  • Managing Antisocial Behavior
  • Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Reading Comprehension Instruction
  • School, Family, & Community: Partnership that Support Student Learning
  • Strategies for Student Success Program (Over 24 Teaching and learning modules)
  • Thinking Mathematics 3-5: Common Core Edition

For More Information:
Email: or
call: 202-517-1477