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October 2017

Restorative Justice Committee Meeting

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Join us at the BTU from 4:30-6:30 PM. RSVP to Shanika.

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SMART Plan Meetings

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2017 at 1:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Our SMART Plan Advisor, Marianne Cole, will be holding SMART Plan meetings at the BTU on Wednesday, October 18 in Room C and Wednesday, November 15 in Rooms A & B, from 1:30-5 PM. All are welcome to make an appointment, whether currently participating in the SMART Plan or not. To schedule a meeting, please RSVP to smart@empower-retirement.com, with location (BTU), time preference and whether you are currently in the plan. Meetings are by appointment only.

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BPS-BTU Professional Learning Grants Symposium

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Join us to celebrate and reflect on the first year of the BPS/BTU Professional Learning Grant program, where school-based teams were awarded $5,000 grants to pursue teacher-led learning projects. Representatives of the four grantees will share the progress of their work and give and receive feedback. This program is under consideration as a model for the newly established Teacher Leadership Fund. RSVP and read project overviews. Join us Wednesday, October 18 from 4:30-7 PM at the BTU.

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Committee on Teachers Assigned in SPC Roles

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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The next meeting of the committee on teachers assigned in SPC roles will be held on Thursday, October 19 from 4:30-6 PM here at the BTU. This meeting is for ALL members. RSVP by emailing Paul.

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Linda Darling-Hammond: Beyond the Bubble Test

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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American children are among the most tested in the world, but do the high-stakes standardized tests they take provide useful information? World- renowned education policy expert Linda Darling-Hammond, president of the Learning Policy Institute and Charles E. Ducommun Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, will describe how we should redesign tests as performance assessments and use them to inform and improve learning and teaching rather than to administer sanctions and punishments. Author of the best-selling The Flat World and Education: How America’s…

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Teachers Are Awesome! @ Haley House

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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The Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston, the BTU, and Haley House Bakery Café will co-host an evening in celebration of and open to all BPS teachers, paras, and related staff. Relax with friends, welcome new colleagues, learn about the good that Haley House does in Boston, meet RGTC Board members, become acquainted with our rich over-37-year history. Free appetizers, DJ, music, and dance lessons. Bring your friends! Join us from 5-7 PM on Friday, October 20 at Haley House…

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MTEL Drop-In Sessions

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2017 at 3:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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MTEL Drop-In Sessions Come by the BTU for a 1:1 consultation about your MTEL support needs and how you can best be supported. Drop-in sessions will be held on: Monday, October 23 from 3:30-5:30 PM Thursday, October 26 from 3:30-5:30 PM Whether you can make it or not to the drop-in sessions, please complete this short form to help us understand your needs, or email Paul.

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ELL / SLIFE Committee Meeting

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Please join us from 4:30-6:30 at the BTU. RSVP to Jonathan.

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Retirement Seminar

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2018 at 4:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Please join Michael McLaughlin, BTU Elementary Field Representative and a Trustee of the State-Boston Retirement, and representatives from the Boston Retirement System, Group Health and Social Security for a Retirement Seminar on October 24 and March 29. Both seminars will take place at 4:30 PM at the BTU Hall. Please sign up here. If you prefer, you can print out this flyer, fill out your information and fax it to 617-288-0024 to RSVP.

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Arts Committee Meeting

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Please join us from 5-7 PM at the BTU. RSVP to Shanika.

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MTEL Drop-In Sessions

October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2017 at 3:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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MTEL Drop-In Sessions Come by the BTU for a 1:1 consultation about your MTEL support needs and how you can best be supported. Drop-in sessions will be held on: Monday, October 23 from 3:30-5:30 PM Thursday, October 26 from 3:30-5:30 PM Whether you can make it or not to the drop-in sessions, please complete this short form to help us understand your needs, or email Paul.

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Please join FairTest and the BTU in honoring John H. Jackson & Barbara Madeloni

October 26 @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 3 Church St., Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA United States
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John Jackson and Barbara Madeloni

Celebrate John Jackson and Barbara Madeloni! Please plan to join us for a presentation and reception on Thursday, October 26 from 5:45-8:30 PM as part of the Deborah H. Meier Heroes in Education award. BTU President Jessica Tang will be among the night's speakers. Register today. Because of generous contributions, including from the BTU and other unions and foundations, FairTest has decided to open the presentation ceremony to the public for free. Please pre-register for the presentation.

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D. Watkins: Powerful Literacy for Authentic Change and Survival

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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The BTU is proud to partner with Boston Teachers Off Script to present an evening with D. Watkins, editor, professor, and author of books including The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir. Professor Watkins will use his journey from the streets of East Baltimore to the halls of academia to show the power of literacy and education as a positive agent of change in his personal life, and his…

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2017 AFT Massachusetts Annual Leadership Conference: Saturday, October 28

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Member involvement builds power! Join the AFT on Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM in Westborough. Workshops will include an emphasis on membership involvement, leadership skill building, the use of technology, and building union power in the workplace. RSVP by October 20 with your name and a non-work email address to Jennifer Daniel at jdaniel@aftma.net or call 617-423-3342. See the flyer.

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Community Forum: ELT Schedule

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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The BTU will be hosting a Community Forum on the Extended Learning Time (ELT) schedule on Monday, October 30 from 5:30-6:30 PM with a presentation from John Hanlon, BPS Chief Operation Officer.

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November 2017

Paint Night Party

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Please mark your calendars and plan to join us from 5-7 PM on Friday, November 3 for a Paint Night Party BTU Lounge. Find your inner, creative side. Unwind with a drink, free snacks & appetizers, raffles.… gotta come to enter!

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SMART Plan Meetings

November 15 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2017 at 1:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Our SMART Plan Advisor, Marianne Cole, will be holding SMART Plan meetings at the BTU on Wednesday, October 18 in Room C and Wednesday, November 15 in Rooms A & B, from 1:30-5 PM. All are welcome to make an appointment, whether currently participating in the SMART Plan or not. To schedule a meeting, please RSVP to smart@empower-retirement.com, with location (BTU), time preference and whether you are currently in the plan. Meetings are by appointment only.

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Informational Workshops for Paras and Subs Interested in Licensure and Careers in Teaching

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on November 16, 2017 at 4:30pm

One event on December 7, 2017 at 4:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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The BTU is sponsoring professional development workshops for non-licensed paraprofessionals and substitute teachers who aspire to become provisional teachers.  The workshops will cover MTEL prep, teacher licensure, and teacher employment: Thursday, October 12: MTEL Prep Workshop will focus on testing requirements for licenses, MTEL prep resources, and test preparation strategies. Thursday, November 16: Teacher Licensure Workshop will cover licensure types, the process for licensure applications and review, and BPS licensure pathways programs Thursday, December 7: Teacher Employment Preparation Workshop will include…

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December 2017

Informational Workshops for Paras and Subs Interested in Licensure and Careers in Teaching

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on November 16, 2017 at 4:30pm

One event on December 7, 2017 at 4:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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The BTU is sponsoring professional development workshops for non-licensed paraprofessionals and substitute teachers who aspire to become provisional teachers.  The workshops will cover MTEL prep, teacher licensure, and teacher employment: Thursday, October 12: MTEL Prep Workshop will focus on testing requirements for licenses, MTEL prep resources, and test preparation strategies. Thursday, November 16: Teacher Licensure Workshop will cover licensure types, the process for licensure applications and review, and BPS licensure pathways programs Thursday, December 7: Teacher Employment Preparation Workshop will include…

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March 2018

Retirement Seminar

March 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2018 at 4:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Please join Michael McLaughlin, BTU Elementary Field Representative and a Trustee of the State-Boston Retirement, and representatives from the Boston Retirement System, Group Health and Social Security for a Retirement Seminar on October 24 and March 29. Both seminars will take place at 4:30 PM at the BTU Hall. Please sign up here. If you prefer, you can print out this flyer, fill out your information and fax it to 617-288-0024 to RSVP.

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