Allston-Brighton Meet and Greet
Finding it hard to make it to a regular membership meeting? Not to worry, a BTU Regional Meet and Greet is coming to your neighborhood soon! Come and share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get answers about the important issues in your classrooms and schools. Allston-Brighton Meet and Greet will take place on Jan 28th, 3:00-5:30pm at The Stockyard, 135 Market St., Brighton 02135. Appetizers will be served, beer and wine available for purchase and on site parking available. Download a flyer. Come meet your Allston-Brighton Building Representative Regional Leaders, Mary Ann Urban and Timo Philip, before our membership meeting this Wednesday (Jan 13th) at 3:30pm, get meet and greet flyers to share at your school, and learn about exciting things happening in your region and the district.
Visual and Performing Arts Organizing Committee
Please join us on Monday, January 25 from 4:30-6 PM at the BTU.
Restorative Justice Organizing Committee
Please join us this Thursday, January 14 from 4:30-6 PM at the BTU. The RJOC Committee will also be meeting with Amalio Nieves, the BPS Director of Social Emotional Learning, on Wednesday, January 20 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the Bolling Building. Plesae RSVP by emailing Shanika for both events.
Restorative Justice Practices: Professional Learning Opportunities for PDPs
Do you have questions about what Restorative Justice Practices are? Are you looking for opportunities to sharpen your circle conferencing skills? The Restorative Justice Organizing Committee of the BTU will be offering professional development opportunities for all educators and other interested individuals to answer these very questions. See the BTU website to download a flyer and for a registration link.
Less Testing More Learning Committee
Please join us on Monday, January 25 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU.
NEW: Immigrant Rights Organizing Committee
Are you interested in supporting immigrant rights? We are starting a new group to work with the Student Immigrant Movement and other immigrant advocacy groups. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 20 at 3 PM at the Community Academy of Science and Health. Please email Jonathan if you are interested in getting involved.
NEW: Call for Climate Justice Collaborators
How can we educate BPS students about climate change? The Boston Student Advisory Council is seeking teachers to participate in a focus group on climate education and strategies for creating a curriculum that captures the urgency of climate change while engaging students in STEM learning. Please email Jessica if you are interested in participating.
BTU Winter Conference for Building Reps and Members on February 27
Please save the date of Saturday, February 27 for the second annual Winter Conference, open to all Building Reps and all interested BTU members. Workshops will cover a range of topics including educational policy, enforcing the contract at traditional and non-traditional schools, organizing for school improvement, understanding school budgets, and more. Please email Jessica with questions.
Solidarity Action: Support Northeastern Adjunct Faculty
Like most universities, Northeastern’s mission is to educate students. But over half the teaching faculty on campus — adjunct professors — earn as little as $2,300 per course. Educators are working for an institution where tuition is more than $44,000 each year. We find this disparity unacceptable, and so do adjunct faculty at Northeastern. Read more, sign the petition, and check out the Facebook event for A Day Without Adjuncts.