Teacher Professional Development

  • Jul - 12 - 2021

FDR Memorial Legacy Committee & The University of the District of Columbia Virtual Teacher Professional Development Workshop July 19-21, 2021

Want to earn an extra $400? It's simple - attend our PD Workshop and it's yours. 

$200 if you attend and complete the PD

$100 if you run your own school PD

$100 of you pilot lessons

The FDR Memorial Legacy Committee and the University of the District of Columbia are looking for middle and high school teachers who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the disability rights movement, FDR and his disability, and the intersection of civil rights and disability rights. Preference is given to teachers from the Washington, D.C. area but all are welcome.

Spaces are limited. Register today!

Click HERE to register. 

To see the draft agenda click here

Graphic explaining Teacher PD - text is below.

Image Descriptions:

Top right: An image of the bronze statue of FDR seated in his wheelchair at the FDR Memorial.

Bottom left: The FDR Memorial Legacy Committee logo. A round logo with a dark gold illustrated version of the FDR wheelchair statue in the center. Above and below the graphic, white text on a curved navy-blue background reads: FDR Memorial Legacy Committee.

Bottom center: The Verizon Wireless logo, which is the word Verizon in bold capital black letters with a red check mark at the right. To the left of the logo, text reads, “Made possible in part with support from.”

Bottom right: The University of the District of Columbia logo. A red and gold image of a flame is in the center. The words “University of the District of Columbia 1851 1976 1966” surround the image in a circular shape.

Featured Speakers:  

Lead Presenters and Facilitators: 

Headshot of Arlene King Berry wearing a black shirt with a string of pearls

Arlene King Berry, M.Ed, J.D. ( Education) - UDC Professor and Chair of the UDC Faculty Senate;  Advisory Board Member FDR Committee

Headshot of Mary Dolan wearing a black collared shirt with white dots 

Mary E. Dolan, M.A. ( Education) M.A. (International Politics) – Executive Director and Co-Founder FDR Memorial Legacy Committee

 Headshot of Donna Catapano in a red shirt

 Donna Catapano, M.A. ( Education) – Educational Consultant, FDR Memorial Legacy Committee, NYC public school teacher


Other Speakers to include:

 Waist up photo of Carol Avila leaning against a wall with a light blue collared shirt

Carlos Avila - 6th Grade Social StudiesTeacher, Las Cruces, NM Public Schools;  NEA Board Member, Las Cruces, NM; featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt 

 Headshot of Jim Dickson in a suit and tie

Jim Dickson – Former Vice President, American Association of People with Disabilities; co-founder and Advisory Board Member FDR Committee 

 Selfie of Jen Epstein in her NPS uniform while wearing a hat

Jen Epstein – Education Specialist, National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks

 Headshot of David Woolner, Ph.D in a brown jacket and black turtle neck

David Woolner, Ph.D. –Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Professor of History at Marist College; Advisory Board Member FDR Committee

 Photo of Jeff Urbin sitting at his desk in a shirt and tie with FDR memorabilia in background

Jeff Urbin – Education Specialist, Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center, Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

 Headshot of Hanako Wakatsuki in NPS uniform with hat

Hanako Wakatsuki, Superintendent, Honouliuli National Historic Site,National Park Service (NPS) and former Chief of Interpretation Minidoka National Historic Site, NPS