The Weekly Knot

Vol.4 Issue 22

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PD Opportunities


The University of Maryland Writing Project is partnering with the Smithsonian American Art Museum to provide FREE professional development for educators on Saturday, February 24th. This is an inspiring day of idea sharing with the fusion of art and writing! Sign-Up here by 2/5/18

6/25-29 or 7/9-13

Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute

Participants will:

  • Gain expertise from museum educators and curators through gallery talks, discussions and hands-on activities
  • Learn to use portraiture in the classroom by identifying and analyzing key components of a portrait and relating visual elements to relevant context and significance
  • Make interdisciplinary connections among portraiture, social studies and English language arts
  • Develop and share lesson ideas with colleagues

K-12 teachers may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to those who teach social studies, English language arts and visual arts. To learn more, click here.

Library of Congress Summer Institutes

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Click here for more information

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Teacher Week Schedule

B Week-Media Schedule

Monday, January 29th

WIDA Make-Ups and K Testing

Grade Level Chair Meeting, 2:15-3:15 in Ms. Hick's room

Tuesday, January 30th

WIDA Make-Ups and K Testing

Data Wise Meeting, 2:15

Wednesday, January 31st

WIDA Make-Ups and K Testing

Thursday, February 1st

WIDA Make-Ups and K Testing

Friday, February 2nd

WIDA Make-Ups and K Testing