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October 2018

Education Town Hall with Councilor Essaibi-George

October 23
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

This fall City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George is holding a series of Town Halls across the city. See a full list. Please plan to join us for a special Town Hall for Educators with Councilor Essaibi-George at the BTU on October 23. Contact BTU Political Director Johnny McInnis with questions at jmcinnis@btu.org. Stay tuned for details.

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SMART Plan Meetings

October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2018 at 1:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

Are you on track for retirement? The SMART Plan offers tax-advantaged savings to help you build a more secure retirement. Our SMART Plan Advisor, Marianne Cole, will be holding SMART Plan meetings on September 24 from 1-4 PM and October 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the BTU. All are welcome to make an appointment, whether currently participating or not. Please RSVP to smart@empower-retirement.com.  For those participating in the plan, we are offering Retirement Readiness Reviews.  As a Retirement Plan Adviser, Marianne is…

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Retirement Seminar

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2019 at 4:30pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

Please join us for a Retirement Seminar with Michael McLaughlin (BTU Elementary Field Rep and Trustee, State-Boston Retirement) along with Boston retirement System, Group Health and Social Security. Please RSVP using this form. Download flyers for posting: October 2018 seminar and March 2019 seminar.

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BuildBPS Community Forum

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

MA United States

Boston Public Schools (BPS) released the proposed second phase of the BuildBPS educational and facilities master plan to the Boston School Committee on October 17, 2018, in anticipation of a vote on aspects of the plan in early December 2018. A crucial part of BuildBPS is a robust community engagement process in every neighborhood in Boston to provide information and collect feedback on the proposals, which include new construction, major renovations, and transformation of schools, as well as fewer school transitions for…

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Drop-In Lesson Planning and Support Session

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on April 4, 2019 at 4:00pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

The BTU is pleased to offer this series of drop-in support sessions designed to provide teachers with individualized supports in commonly requested areas. Peer Assistants and PAR Consulting Teachers will be on hand to help you plan lessons and answer questions about any and all things instruction. All sessions are at the BTU. Bring your laptop, and drop in anytime from 4-6 PM. Download a flyer. Thursday, October 25: Facilitating Cognitively Demanding Tasks: Lesson Planning for Cognitive Demand Revise and plan…

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BuildBPS Community Forum

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

MA United States

Boston Public Schools (BPS) released the proposed second phase of the BuildBPS educational and facilities master plan to the Boston School Committee on October 17, 2018, in anticipation of a vote on aspects of the plan in early December 2018. A crucial part of BuildBPS is a robust community engagement process in every neighborhood in Boston to provide information and collect feedback on the proposals, which include new construction, major renovations, and transformation of schools, as well as fewer school transitions for…

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College Access Workshop: Applying as an undocumented student

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MA United States

Join the Student Immigrant Movement and MIT Admissions on Friday, October 26 from 6-7:30 PM at the MIT Campus. The event is free, and dinner will be provided. Read more and register online.

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Fund for Teachers Info Session

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
Fund For Teachers Logo

The BTU is a proud local partner of Fund for Teachers. Applications are now open for this year’s cycle. The Boston program is open to BPS teachers. Teachers may apply for grants of $5,000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design a professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals. We will be hosting an info session on October 29 from 4:30-6 PM at the BTU. If you are unable to make this session, you can use the Application…

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Superintendent Search Forum

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

Please join us for a Superintendent Search Forum at the BTU on Tuesday, October 30. For the upcoming superintendent search, we have created a member survey to get your input. The survey was created from the initial brainstorm and survey at our membership meeting last week. You can fill out the survey by visiting the member portal at members.btu.org.

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November 2018

BTU All-In Food Drive

November 1 - November 14
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

Please join us in taking part in the BTU All-In Food Drive! You can drop off your non-perishable items at the BTU Office. We will be delivering to Greater Boston Food Bank. Our most desired non-perishable food items are: Protein: Tuna fish, chicken, salmon, beans, peanut butter, low-sodium soups & stews, nuts Vegetables: Low sodium vegetables, tomato products, spaghetti sauce Fruit: Dried fruit, applesauce, any canned fruit in its own juice Whole grains: Crackers, oatmeal, whole grain rice, pasta, low…

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Professor Yong Zhao at Wellesley

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

We invite you to Wellesley College to hear Professor Yong Zhao, University of Kansas, discuss his new book, What Works May Hurt: Side Effects in Education, for the fourth annual Diane Silvers Ravitch Lecture. The lecture will take place in Tishman Commons in the Wang Campus Center at Wellesley. The talk is free and open to the public, with parking available nearby. See the flyer for more.

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BuildBPS Community Forum

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

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One event on November 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

MA United States

Boston Public Schools (BPS) released the proposed second phase of the BuildBPS educational and facilities master plan to the Boston School Committee on October 17, 2018, in anticipation of a vote on aspects of the plan in early December 2018. A crucial part of BuildBPS is a robust community engagement process in every neighborhood in Boston to provide information and collect feedback on the proposals, which include new construction, major renovations, and transformation of schools, as well as fewer school transitions for…

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BuildBPS Community Forum

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

MA United States

Boston Public Schools (BPS) released the proposed second phase of the BuildBPS educational and facilities master plan to the Boston School Committee on October 17, 2018, in anticipation of a vote on aspects of the plan in early December 2018. A crucial part of BuildBPS is a robust community engagement process in every neighborhood in Boston to provide information and collect feedback on the proposals, which include new construction, major renovations, and transformation of schools, as well as fewer school transitions for…

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Paint Night! November New Educators Social

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

Since many of us said we were interested in paint & sip, on Friday, November 2, we invite you to join a paint & sip at the BTU hall sponsored the Rollins-Griffith Teacher Center (a great organization to know about!). Register to save your spot! And download a flyer. Please save the dates now for our December New Educators Social: We will be having some kind of holiday/ end of semester party, with date/ location TBD! If you would like to help…

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BuildBPS Community Forum

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 16, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

MA United States

Boston Public Schools (BPS) released the proposed second phase of the BuildBPS educational and facilities master plan to the Boston School Committee on October 17, 2018, in anticipation of a vote on aspects of the plan in early December 2018. A crucial part of BuildBPS is a robust community engagement process in every neighborhood in Boston to provide information and collect feedback on the proposals, which include new construction, major renovations, and transformation of schools, as well as fewer school transitions for…

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Ethnic Studies Now Meeting

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

Join a group of BPS educators working to bring Ethnic Studies curricula to BPS. Our next meeting will take place on Sunday, November 4 from 2-4 PM. To learn more and RSVP please contact Natalia at ncuadrasaez@btu.org. Ethnic Studies PD for BPS Educators: Interested in taking PD on Ethnic Studies? The AEP Ethnic Studies Institute scheduled for November 16 from 8-4 is the first in a yearlong series of interactive institutes that aims to prepare and support BPS educators to grow and nurture…

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BuildBPS Community Forum

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

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One event on November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 16, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

MA United States

Boston Public Schools (BPS) released the proposed second phase of the BuildBPS educational and facilities master plan to the Boston School Committee on October 17, 2018, in anticipation of a vote on aspects of the plan in early December 2018. A crucial part of BuildBPS is a robust community engagement process in every neighborhood in Boston to provide information and collect feedback on the proposals, which include new construction, major renovations, and transformation of schools, as well as fewer school transitions for…

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Telescope Network Learning Site Session EMK Academy

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 14, 2018 at 8:00am

Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, 110 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Join us on November 7 or November 14 for our first Learning Site session. Learning site will be hosted by Chris Madson, 12th grade ELA teacher at EMK Academy. The topic/question is: How do we implement aspects of project-based learning in a traditional classroom setting to increase student ownership? Register here. See the Telescope Network website to learn more and to see upcoming Learning Site topics, and take our short survey so we can create learning experiences that meet your needs.

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Drop-In Lesson Planning and Support Session

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on April 4, 2019 at 4:00pm

BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

The BTU is pleased to offer this series of drop-in support sessions designed to provide teachers with individualized supports in commonly requested areas. Peer Assistants and PAR Consulting Teachers will be on hand to help you plan lessons and answer questions about any and all things instruction. All sessions are at the BTU. Bring your laptop, and drop in anytime from 4-6 PM. Download a flyer. Thursday, October 25: Facilitating Cognitively Demanding Tasks: Lesson Planning for Cognitive Demand Revise and plan…

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Academics Committee Meeting

November 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BTU, 180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States

Our Academics Committees (Inclusion, ELL, Climate Change, Early Ed, PLAB, and Arts) usually meet throughout the year on the FIRST Tuesdays of the month (special exception this month because of election day). To learn more and to RSVP please contact Natalia at ncuadrasaez@btu.org. We decided that our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 8 from 4:30-6:30, so we don't conflict with election day. Please help us spread the word to grow our groups and our power. We are also looking into having…

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