Crip Camp Virtual Screening: August 6, 6:00 – 9:00PM
Join the Inclusion Done Right Campaign in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a virtual screening of the award-winning documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. RSVP to get the Zoom link to attend.
NEW- Haitian Educators/Nurses Town Hall: August 6, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Join the Haitian Educators Committee and a group of Boston Public Schools nurses for a Town Hall discussion to share your thoughts about the current plans for reopening schools in the fall. Zoom information is in the flyer.
NEW- Climate Change in All Classrooms: August 20, 4:00 – 5:30PM
Join the Boston Student Advisory Council as we embark on a student-led climate education workshop. The goal is to work together to find ways of weaving climate education into already established curriculum.
NEW- Back to School Fair: September 24 – 26
Join us for the 7th annual Back to School Fair, where we’ll be giving over 40,000 free books to Boston Public School families. You must pre-register in advance for a time slot to come by. Please also sign up to volunteer!
National Healthcare Workforce Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Training Initiative
APALA, BTU, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an infection prevention and control training initiative for frontline healthcare personnel. In order for this training to be as responsive to the needs of AAPI healthcare workers as possible, we are asking you to complete this survey on IPC training interests, needs, and preferences.
National Board Leadership Team Seeking Applicants!
The BPS/BTU National Board Leadership Team is seeking new teacher applicants to support program development efforts beginning immediately and continuing through SY 20-21. You can apply here and reach out with any questions.
Teachers as Scholars
The BTU is proud to renew the Boston partnership with Teachers as Scholars which provides short courses taught by leading professors and experts. Under this partnership, the BTU can provide tuition for up to 15 members to attend a course of their choice (space permitting). Please check out the 2020-21 course offerings, and the TAS website for more information. To enter to win a free course, please complete this form. We will conduct a random drawing in early September.
Growing Resilience BPS Schoolyards Project
Our volunteer members are growing food in school gardens and distributing through BPS food sites. Read up on their progress here.
SEL & Welcoming Communities Paraprofessional Professional Development: September 8 & 9
Join this professional development session to build your understanding of the SEL Competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social-Awareness, Relationship Skills and Decision Making and to learn strategies and skills to deepen relationships with students.
Students Help Students
Students Help Students is dedicated to providing fun enrichment classes for middle schoolers this summer. Learn more here.
Unafraid Educators’ Relief Fund for Boston Students & Families
Please donate to and share the Relief Fund with your networks. All BPS students and families are eligible to apply.
The Status of Teacher Leadership in Boston Public Schools
The Teacher Leadership Working Group has released its report 2020 Teacher Leadership Inventory — The Status of Teacher Leadership in Boston Public Schools. Read the report and recommendations and share your feedback.
Updates from the Telescope Network
Three reasons to visit our website this week: Sign up for virtual Teacher Summer Institute; read our June needs assessment report; and check out our 2020 Annual report.