Educators Spotlight: Adriana Costache of Fenway High School and Maya Taft-Morales Alicia of the Donald McKay K-8 School recently spoke to the Jamaica Plain News about what it means to be an Unafraid Educator, and the work they do on behalf of undocumented BPS students. Read the article.
BEJA Member Meeting: June 6
What is your agenda for BPS? What are your education priorities for your child? BEJA will meet from 5:30-7:30pm at the Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington Street, Dorchester. See the flyer in English and Spanish, call (617) 767-7829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW — Teaching Systems Lab Playtest: June 13
Come Dine and Play with TSL! Every other month we host a playtest and dinner at the Teaching Systems Lab. We invite you all to help us try new games, share your ideas, and engage in a conversation about education. We would love to have you join us from 4:30-7:30pm! RSVP on their website.
Stacey Isles-Brako’s and Jeanne Foster’s Retirement Party: June 14
Please join the Philbrick and Mozart communities at 7:00pm at Venezia in Dorchester. The cost is $65.00. Contact email@example.com for tickets.
Summer Fun Music Fundraiser: June 22
Compassionate Care Center, an organization supporting new arrivals to the United States with basic English instruction and help in citizenship tests, will host a fundraiser at the Second Church, 600 Washington Street, Dorchester. Funds will benefit services for recent immigrants, as well as a school in Haiti. See the flyer.
NEW — Critical Explorers Summer Workshop for Educators: August 6-8
This three-day workshop is open to K-12 teachers. Held in Cambridge, it is designed to help participants stretch their understandings of critical exploration. The distinctive teaching approach powerfully supports both original inquiry and democratic conversation, all while involving students in developing deep understandings of the subjects they study. The cost is $495. Apply on their website.
NEW — English Learner Summer Symposium: August 22-23
Build your toolbox for working with English Learners, including materials provided in some sessions. We are looking for teachers to facilitate sessions on best practices from their classrooms. See the flyer for more information, or contact the OEL Instruction team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NEW — Journey to Morocco: October 21-31
Over 11 days in this magical country, you will see dizzying experiences of a lifetime. Each city — Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh and Essaouira — is diverse and unique. Morocco has been and is home to many people. Each culture brings its unique music, food, architecture, and more. Ghana is rescheduled to August 12-22. Come explore West Africa! Email Maritza at email@example.com or Dana at Danaroybue02@gmail.com.