A summer of learning and celebration
Dallas ISD is offering teachers summer learning opportunities that will celebrate the successes of this year and provide ways for teachers to work together to shape future learning experiences.
Training sessions will be available in person at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center and some will be available virtually. Sessions are open for registration. And teachers can sign up to attend a several sessions or just one.
Courses include dozens to help teachers hone their skills in the classroom, such as Advanced Placement strategies to help students succeed, exploration of authentic Spanish-language literature and resources to help emergent bilingual students, brain-based strategies to ensure learning takes root, Dallas Arboretum courses, strategies to boost learning with technology and many more.
Other session will offer teachers an opportunity to reflect on themselves. Reading Language Arts will host acclaimed author Kelly Yang, who will share her writing process and tips for helping cultivate a passion for writing in students and strategies to apply to their own writing.
Another session will create a culture of celebration and critical reflection to help participants reflect on and celebrate their professional progress with a digital portfolio.
And a self-care lounge session will help participants understand the importance of self-care, explore potential causes of stress and take an assessment that will help them develop coping strategies.
Teachers can sign up for these and dozens of other in-person sessions taking place June 6-9 and July 11 and 12, and virtual (live, synchronous) sessions taking place June 13-16 and July 13 and 14. The Summer Learning Catalog can be found here.