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June 19-25, 2019
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2019-20 Start of School Campaign New Reminders Professional Development Opportunities Dates to Remember
2019-20 Start of School Campaign
Complete the 2019 Start of School Summit Follow-Up Survey  (reminder)

Thank you to the more than 200 LEA staff members from across the city who joined us on June 11 for the 2019 Start of School Summit! If you attended the summit and have not yet done so, please do not forget to take the 2019 Start of School Summit participant feedback survey by Friday, June 21 to let us know how we can improve this event in future years.
 
In addition, if you are interested in reviewing any of the presentations or materials shared in any of the summit's breakout sessions, please visit the Start of School Summit materials page.

Transportation Online Tool for Education (TOTE) Training  (reminder)

To ensure that all students who require transportation services are routed in a timely fashion, OSSE's Division of Student Transportation (DOT) will host training workshops on navigating the new Transportation Online Tool for Education (TOTE) platform.

This training is required for LEAs and special education transportation coordinators and is designed to provide information on entering school calendar information and transportation request forms (TRFs) into the TOTE system for students who require transportation for the 2019-20 school year.

Dates for the upcoming training sessions are listed below. All training sessions will be held at OSSE, 1050 First St. NE, Fourth Floor, Bill Nye Training Room 442, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
All attendees are asked to bring laptops. If you or someone within your LEA requires assistance, please contact the TOTE Helpdesk at (202) 576-5520 or DOT.Data@dc.gov.
New
Dual Enrollment Scholarship-Application Deadline Extension and Eligible Applicant Clarification
 
OSSE is extending the submission deadline for the Dual Enrollment Scholarship funding opportunity to Tuesday, June 25, 2019. A total of $150,000 is available for partnerships of institutions of higher education (IHEs) and DC LEAs to provide dual enrollment opportunities for DC public and public charter school students. Allowable expenses are tuition, books, transportation, and eligible dual enrollment fees. LEAs and IHEs must apply together, with the IHEs as the lead applicants.
 
OSSE has also clarified the eligible applicant description provided in the request for applications. This scholarship application is open to all eligible IHEs licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) that partner with at least one LEA. Eligible IHEs were determined based on nonprofit status, location in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia area within a 40-mile proximity to DC, and program offerings (associate and bachelor’s degrees). See OSSE’s website for a list of eligible institutions.

The partnership agreement must be submitted via email along with the application for scholarship funding. Applications without attached partnership agreements signed by all partner organizations will not be accepted.

The application opened May 10, 2019, and application details are available on the Dual Enrollment Scholarship’s website. Applications must be submitted via email to Nicoisa Jones at Nicoisa.Jones@dc.gov by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

For more information or questions, please contact Nicoisa Jones at Nicoisa.Jones@dc.gov.

Additional Furniture Available for LEAs from AppleTree – Pick Up by June 25

AppleTree will make available to LEAs excess furniture and student supplies on Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25 from its Democracy Prep location, 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE and its Southwest Campus, 801 7th St. SW, from the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All furniture and supplies must be picked up by Tuesday, June 25 at 3 p.m.

Please contact Tony Taylor, director of operations and compliance at Tony.Taylor@appletreepcs.org if you're interested.

Evening with Jacqueline Woodson, Author of 'Brown Girl Dreaming'

Join Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winner, to launch DC Public Library’s Summer Challenge in an event co-sponsored by the DC Public Library and Politics and Prose. Woodson, the 2018-19 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the author of numerous award-winning books, including "Brown Girl Dreaming" (2014 winner of the National Book Award), a mesmerizing memoir in verse about growing up as an African American girl in the 1960s and 1970s. This family friendly event will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Dunbar High School, 101 N St. NW. This event is free and open to the public; however, to attend, an entrance ticket is required. To view more details and reserve a ticket, visit the DC Public Library website.

For questions, please contact Aja Clark with DC Public Library at AJA.Clark2@dc.gov.

Notice of Final Rulemaking: Chapter 75 Alternative Program Designation
 
On Friday, June 14, 2019, OSSE released a Notice of Final Rulemaking, proposing a new chapter entitled “Alternative Program” to Subtitle A “Office of the State Superintendent of Education” of Title 5 “Education” in the DC Municipal Regulations. This chapter sets forth the eligibility criteria for a school or specialized program within a school to be designated as an alternative education program and establishes the application process.
 
The final rulemaking can be found in the DC Register and on the OSSE website.

For LEAs applying for alternative program designation for the 2019-20 school year, the application can be found on the OSSE website and will close on Monday, July 15, 2019.
 
For more information or questions, please contact Byra Cole at Byra.Cole@dc.gov.

Federal Grant Opportunities: School Climate, Violence Prevention

The US Department of Education has recently published Notices Inviting Applications (NIAs) for two grant programs that may be of interest to District LEAs. Eligible applicants for both are LEAs.

Project Prevent grants are intended to both prevent violence through the implementation of evidence-based violence prevention programs as well as provide mental health services to students in communities that are exposed to violence. The application deadline is Monday, July 15, 2019.

The LEA School Climate Transformation Grants program is the department of education’s major initiative to promote the use of multi-tiered behavioral frameworks. In conjunction with these grants, the PBIS Technical Assistance Center is provided funding from the department of education to provide expert technical assistance to the LEA School Climate Transformation grantees. The application deadline is Monday, July 22, 2019.

OSSE Releases the Healthy Tots Wellness Grant Request for Applications

OSSE’s Division of Health and Wellness is now accepting applications for the DC Healthy Tots Wellness Grant. The purpose of the Healthy Tots Wellness Grant is to support the dissemination of healthy eating, physical activity, and wellness programming in the DC early child care community. OSSE is awarding funding to entities that can provide technical assistance and help implement wellness programming at targeted community-based child care facilities in DC. The selected applicants will be required to build capacity and sustainable partnerships within the early learning community. The fiscal year 2020 grant is now available in the Enterprise Grants Management System (EGMS) and will remain open through Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. No late applications will be accepted.
 
Applicants will be awarded funding to implement programming in these six areas:
  • Gardening/Environmental Sustainability;
  • Farm to Childcare/Local Food Procurement;
  • Nutrition Education;
  • Physical Activity & Education;
  • Staff Wellness & Center Wellness Policy; and
  • Family-Style Dining. 
For more information on the Healthy Tots Wellness Grant, visit OSSE's website.
 
OSSE will host a pre-application session on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 2-4:30 p.m. at OSSE, 1050 First St. NE, Third Floor, Mary Church Terrell (Room 324). Register
 
For information regarding the grant, please contact Patrilie Hernandez at Patrilie.Hernandez@dc.gov.

College Board’s SAT School Day Coordinator Training

OSSE is pleased to announce it's partnering with College Board to offer a SAT School Day training for school coordinators for the 2019-20 school year. This training will be led by College Board staff in preparation for the upcoming senior SAT School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Topics will include:
  • Test ordering,
  • Bulk registration,
  • Implementing the test day,
  • An overview of College Board’s SAT School Day manual,
  • Benefits students receive for participating, and
  • College Board and OSSE will be on hand to answer any questions.
This training is highly recommended for any staff that are new to conducting or managing SAT School Day.

The training will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, from 1-3 p.m. at OSSE, 1050 First St. NE, Sixth Floor, Charles Drew (Room 622).

Please RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 1 by emailing Nicoisa Jones at Nicoisa.Jones@dc.gov. For questions, please contact Nicoisa.Jones@dc.gov.

Second Supplemental Payment Receipt for Charter LEAs Now Available

The second supplemental payment for the 2018-19 school year was deposited to public charter LEA bank accounts in May. These supplemental payments are for public charter schools that have students with new or increased individual education program (IEP) designations, new limited English proficient (LEP) designations, and/or new at-risk designations made after the October 2018 enrollment audit. The second supplemental payment is for new or increased designations between Feb. 11, 2019 and April 15, 2019. A statement with the specific demographic data associated with your second supplemental payment is posted in your school’s online, secure folder.

In order to access the supplemental payment receipt files in your LEA’s Box.com folder, you need to be designated as either the “Chief Financial Officer” or “LEA Finance/Grants Manager” in eSchoolPLUS. For help in adding or changing roles in eSchoolPLUS, consult OSSE’s LEA Points of Contact Guide or ask your LEA data manager for support.

For questions, please contact Ryan Aurori, special assistant for budget and finance, at Ryan.Aurori@dc.gov.
Reminders
Workshop for DC Students about Careers in the Humanities

Do you know a DC high school student, recent graduate, or out-of-school youth who might be interested in a career (or civic project) involving history, museums, preservation, cultural programming, documentaries, etc.? If so, please share this opportunity. The Charles Sumner Museum and Archives, the official museum and archives for DC Public Schools, is hosting a Public Humanities Career Workshop on Wednesday, June 19, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Museum, 17th and M streets NW.

The workshop is part of a Humanities DC-supported initiative to document the history of the Eastern High School Choir. In the first part of the evening, the students will participate in an interactive workshop over dinner with role model humanities professionals who work at major museums, produce cutting-edge social justice research and produce historical films, just to name a few examples. In the second half of the evening, the students will join a case study presentation about documenting the Eastern High School Choir legacy through a research collection and documentary.

For more information, please see the event flier.

Public Meeting for the DC Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Committee

OSSE will hold a public meeting for the DC Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Committee on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 12:30-2 p.m. at OSSE, 1050 First St. NE, Fifth Floor, Brookland (Room 540).         

The draft agenda for the meeting will be:
  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of agenda for the June 20, 2019, committee meeting
  3. Approval of minutes from May 16, 2019, committee meeting
  4. Review Conflict of Interest - Transaction Disclosure Checklist
  5. St. Paul on Fourth St., Inc. - $2 million direct loan extension
  6. Eagle Academy PCS - $1 million PACE subordinate debt approval
  7. Digital Pioneers PCS - $510,000 direct loan application
  8. Charter School Incubator Initiative (Birney School) - Update on $1,637,494 funded credit enhancement
  9. Charter School Incubator Initiative (Gibbs School) - 90-day forbearance of debt service
Any changes made to the agenda that are unable to be submitted to the DC Register in time for publication prior to the meeting will be posted on the public meetings calendar no later than two business days prior to the meeting.

For additional information, please contact Debra Roane at Debra.Roane@dc.gov or (202) 478-5940.

Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate: Upcoming Deadlines

The verification of the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) cohort is an annual process to ensure that OSSE can calculate the graduation rate accurately and efficiently in the fall. This year, the verification of the ACGR cohort is happening as part of the data validation process. 
 
All LEAs that have high schools should keep in mind the following key deadlines for the ACGR process:
  • Friday, June 21 - Certification day for current year enrollments;
  • Friday, June 28 - Last day to submit OSSE Support Tool (OST) tickets; and
  • Friday, July 12 - Certification day of four- and five-year ACGR cohort through data validation.
We’re off to a great start and we are here to support you along the way. OSSE will continue to communicate with LEA data managers throughout data validation. For additional information, please see our ACGR webinar, ACGR technical guide and ACGR policy guide.
 
For more information or questions, please contact Kelley Scholl at OSSE.ACGR@dc.gov.

Growing a Community of Excellent Educators: Talent as a Lever of Equity
 
OSSE's Division of Teaching and Learning and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders are pleased to offer a June talent event, Growing a Community of Excellent Educators: Talent as a Lever of Equity. The event will convene LEA- and school-level leaders of instruction and talent and provide opportunities to build skills, collaborate, network, and learn about best practices. It will also kick off OSSE’s new Talent Community of Practice.

The event will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the DCHR Building, 1015 Half St. SE, Ninth Floor. Please find an agenda for the day. To register, please first review the session breakout list. Once reviewed, please register for the event. For questions, please contact Rose Goff at Rose.Goff@dc.gov.

Nonpublic School Webinar

To help ensure that all nonpublic schools are able to plan for a smooth start to the 2019-20 school year, OSSE will hold a nonpublic school-focused webinar on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The webinar will center on the following topics:
  • DC Education Landscape;
  • Continuum of Special Education Services (least restrictive environment and continuum of educational placement);
  • OSSE’s Special Education Placement Process;
  • Incident Reporting Process;
  • Key Regulatory Requirements for Nonpublic Schools; and 
  • Other Key Topics: teacher certification, related service providers, OSSE monitoring activities, secondary transition, OSSE databases.
During the last portion of the webinar, OSSE will facilitate two smaller virtual breakout sessions where school staff will have the opportunity to receive more individualized technical assistance with their assigned OSSE monitors and an OSSE placement coordinator.

The webinar is intended for nonpublic school staff, including school data managers, special education coordinators, and school administrators. For more information and to register, visit the webinar's webpage.

For questions, please contact Edgar Stewart at Edgar.Stewart@dc.gov or Katie Reda at Katie.Reda@dc.gov.

2019 DC Data Summit

The 10th Annual DC Data Summit will bring together more than 300 public and public charter school leaders, teachers, and staff in DC with an opportunity to collaborate to find solutions to data problems, attend interactive workshops to expand data skills, and share latest trends and best practices for data-driven instruction, decision making, and performance management. Registration is free and open to all public charter and DCPS teachers, leaders, and staff, as well as non-profit partners and stakeholders in DC.

The Data Summit will take place at Carlos Rosario PCS, 1100 Harvard St. NW, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Register

For questions, contact Preety Patidar at Ppatidar@focusdc.org.

DC Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment
 
DC Health wants to hear from you! In partnership with the District of Columbia Hospital Association, DC Health is launching a community survey with the goal of understanding residents’ lived experiences, priorities, and opinions around their health and the health of their community. The information you provide will be used by DC government agencies, hospitals, and other organizations to help make decisions about programs, services, and policy to best improve the health of DC residents. 
 
The survey is open until Friday, July 12. It is completely anonymous and available in both English and Spanish. After taking the survey, respondents can enter for the chance at winning a $100 gift card.
 
We encourage all LEAs and child development facilities to distribute the survey to families and staff who are District residents. Please feel free to hang fliers around in your facility. Paper copies of the survey are also available.
 
For question, please contact Emily Putzer at DC Health, Emily.Putzer@dc.gov.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella Immunization Rates by School: Now Live on DC Health’s Website

DC Health has published school-level immunization rates for the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine on its website. The immunization compliance data is for the 2018-19 school year and was taken from the DC Immunization Information System (DOCIIS), as of June 5, 2019. It reflects the total number of students enrolled in public, public charter, private, and parochial schools, from pre-K to grade 12 who are compliant with the MMR vaccine.

Students in all DC schools are required to provide certification of immunization up to 26 years of age. Immunization compliance is a composite of vaccination compliance and approved exemptions – medical and religious.

The target community immunization rate for MMR is 90-95 percent. A school whose compliance rate is below 90 percent may be at increased risk of a measles outbreak.

DC Health and OSSE’s Health and Wellness Division are committed to ensuring safe environments for all District residents to learn and work, including with high rates of immunization. For more information about your school’s immunization rates, and to strategize regarding follow-up with families, schools participating in DC Health’s School Health Services Program should contact their school nurse.

For other resources, please visit DC Health’s measles webpage or contact the OSSE Health and Wellness Division at OSSE.Schoolhealth@dc.gov.
Professional Development Opportunities
(Unless stated otherwise, all trainings are held at OSSE, 1050 First St. NE)
Harnessing Student Collaboration for School Discipline

Student engagement is an effective and powerful way to incorporate restorative efforts into school culture. This workshop series will provide participants with strategies to implement youth voice to communicate school discipline standards, training, and community advocacy and involvement.
 
School leaders and behavior support staff serving students in grades 6-12 in public and public charter schools in DC are invited to attend. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend all workshops. Each workshop is two hours.
 
Workshop 1: Harnessing Student Collaboration in Communication of School Discipline Standards. Student leadership is an effective means to communicate and maintain school discipline standards. Workshop participants will work closely with high school youth to understand the importance of youth participation in the communication of school discipline standards and utilize youth voice as a sounding board to help guide their discussions regarding discipline communication in their own school communities. Workshop 1 will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at OSSE, First Floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton III (Room 110). Register

Workshop 2: Harnessing Student Collaboration in School-Wide Alternative Discipline Training. Student voice is a powerful tool in the positive shaping of culture and climate. This workshop allows participants to collaborate and design a student-led, restorative training model for their school environments. Participants pair their training model to a student-implemented discipline process or structure. Workshop 2 will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at OSSE, First Floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton I (Room 108). Register

Workshop 3: Harnessing Student Collaboration in Community Advocacy and Involvement. Student-led community advocacy is a remarkable mechanism to improve school culture and climate. Workshop participants will survey Youth Justice, Inc.’s student-led, restorative justice-based Peer Court program and its community advocacy efforts. Participants will identify potential student advocacy opportunities within their own unique school environments. Workshop 3 will take place on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at OSSE, Fifth Floor, Nannie Helen Burroughs (Room 523). Register

For questions, please contact Jessica Dulay at Jessica.Dulay@dc.gov.

Best Practices in Family Engagement, Pre-K through Grade 3  (reminder)

In this session, participants will review and compare elements of evidence-based family engagement models and create a family engagement plan for their own classrooms using the knowledge gained about programs. This training is open to educators serving students in pre-K 3 through grade 3 in public schools, public charter schools, Head Start Agencies, and community-based organizations in DC, with an aim toward increasing coordination between early childhood educators across all sectors through joint professional development. 
 
This full-day training will take place on Friday, June 21, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at OSSE, Fifth Floor, Nannie Helen Burroughs (Room 523). Participants will receive six OSSE professional learning units (PLUs). Registration is now open in the DC Early Learning Professional Development Information System (PDIS).

As a reminder, all LEA staff serving pre-K 3 through grade 3 may now create an account in PDIS and register for any relevant early childhood trainings available (instructions for creating an account, as well as a list of upcoming training opportunities, were announced in the May 1-7, 2019 LEA Look Forward).
 
For questions about this training, please contact Jenye Fletcher at Jenye.Fletcher@dc.gov. For questions about registering in PDIS, please contact the OSSE Early Childhood Education Help Desk at (202) 478-5903 or DCPDIS@dc.gov.

Reminder: To help children transition from Head Start and other early childhood programs, Title I LEAs have signed a citywide coordination agreement. Title I LEAs have committed to participating in at least two early childhood joint professional development events per year. Several trainings available in PDIS, including the one listed above, can help LEAs fulfill this requirement. For more information on ESSA early learning coordination, please visit OSSE's website.

Essential Understandings for Learning and Teaching about American Indians: Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom  (reminder)
 
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and OSSE invite English language arts (ELA) grades 3-12 teachers to the second session in a three-part series: Culturally Relevant Literacy Instruction.

This workshop session will be held Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. For more information about the event and to register, please visit OSSE's website.

For questions, please contact Ashleigh Tillman at Ashleigh.Tillman@dc.gov or Renee Gokey at Gokeyr@si.edu. Save the date for part three of this workshop series, Theory to Practice: Planning for a Culturally Responsive Literacy Classroom, on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; location TBD

Restorative Justice Summer 2019 Training Series  (reminder)

Restorative Justice is a culture and set of practices that engage a community in building relationships and repairing harm through mutual, inclusive dialogue, understanding, and cooperation. A whole-school approach to Restorative Justice is more than a set of interventions aimed at students, but rather a way of being that touches all members of the school community and their relationships with each other.

OSSE, is partnering with Restorative DC, a project of SchoolTalk Inc., to offer a series of trainings this summer on Restorative Justice. All sessions are open to educators, leaders and staff serving pre-K through grade 12 students in DC public and public charter schools (unless otherwise indicated in the session description).
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019: Restorative Schools Overview
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019: Restorative Communication
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, July 30-31, 2019: Restorative Discipline
  • Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019: Restorative Justice and Special Education
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019: Restorative Justice & Young Learners
  • Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019: Trauma Awareness & Resilience
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 13-14, 2019: Proactive & Active Circle Keeping
All sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at various locations throughout DC. Participants should register individually for each session they would like to attend. All registration links are found on the Restorative Justice Training and Resources page on OSSE 's website. For detailed training descriptions, prerequisite requirements, and locations, please view and share the Restorative DC Summer PD flyer. Participants will receive six OSSE professional learning units (PLUs) for each full day of attendance. For questions, please contact Jessica Dulay at Jessica.Dulay@dc.gov.
Become an MTSS Champion: Improving Schools by Improving Systems  (reminder)

Student behavioral challenges continue to be one of the biggest sources of stress within a school community. Learn how to align strategies and improve student behavior and relationships by using a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) approach with a focus on prevention and responding effectively. MTSS is a data-driven decision-making framework for establishing the social, culture, academic and behavioral supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for all.

OSSE is inviting school teams, representative of the school (all grades/departments, including an administrator) to join our team of early adopters of “MTSS Champions: Improving Schools by Improving Systems.” 

All support will be anchored to a valid and reliable measure of fidelity, the Tiered Fidelity Inventory. Space and resources are limited and priority for the full cohort participation will be offered to those schools with a representative school team that includes an administrator. Schools without this will be permitted to join the two-day Team Professional Learning and Facilitated Action Planning workshop if space is available.

This two-day workshop and cohort kickoff will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16-17, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First St. NE. Register

For questions, please contact Kristian Lenderman at Kristian.Lenderman@dc.gov.

Co-Teaching Now: Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities  (reminder)

OSSE’s Division of Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting LEAs to implement evidence-based practices that catalyze progress and dramatically shift the trajectory of growth for students with disabilities. This two-day professional development workshop will prepare general and special education teachers serving students with disabilities in grades K-12 to put contemporary, evidence-based practices to work in their co-taught classrooms.

This two-day professional development workshop was developed for general and special education teachers serving students in co-taught settings in grades K through 12. This training will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23-24, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, at OSSE, First Floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton I (Room 108). Register

For questions, please contact Jennifer Carpenter at Jennifer.Carpenter@dc.gov.

Fly By Light Social Emotional Learning Training Institutes  (reminder)

OSSE, in collaboration with One Common Unity (OCU), will host several Social Emotional Learning Training Institutes this summer for educators, leaders and staff. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children, youth, and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL transforms school cultures and power dynamics, affecting how students, teachers, staff, and administrators interact with each other both in and outside the classroom. SEL practices provide children and youth with equitable, supportive, and welcoming learning environments. This Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning skills and practices to embed within school classrooms and overall school cultures.

Participants can choose between attending a two-day foundational institute, or a three-day deeper dive institute. In both the two-day and three-day institutes, participants will journey through the CASEL SEL framework to learn about cultural competency and build self-awareness around their presence and role within their schools.

Participants in the three-day institute will also benefit from in-depth dialogue and discussion with their fellow educators as well as more one-on-one time with OCU’s expert facilitators.

These workshops are intended for educators, school administrators, teachers, social workers and counselors serving in public and public charter schools in the District of Columbia. Participants will receive six OSSE professional learning units (PLUs) for each full day of attendance.

The two-day foundational institute will be offered three times: Thursday-Friday, July 25-26, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8-9, and Thursday-Friday, Aug. 15-16, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Register

The three-day deeper dive institute will be offered twice: Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24 and again on Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 12-14, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Register

For questions, please contact Nakanya Magby at Nakanya.Magby@dc.gov.
Dates to Remember
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OSSE Key Points of Contact for LEAs
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