TONIGHT- Radical Hope & Abolitionist Education with Dr. Bettina Love: July 22, 5:30 – 6:30PM
Join for a live zoom with Dr. Bettina Love and Dr. Yolanda Sealey Ruiz as they discuss Dr. Love’s book, We Want To Do More Than Survive. You can find more information and register here.
NEW- Sign up for First Book!
BTU, AFT, and First Book are working together to bring more than 35,000 brand new books to children and educators in Boston! To help make this happen, we need you to register now with First Book. Please register by Friday, July 31 so that BTU will qualify to receive books on September 23!
NEW- Education Meet & Greet with Joe Gravellese: July 31, 8:00 – 9:00AM
Join BTU-endorsed State Representative candidate Joe Gravellese (16th Suffolk District – Revere, Chelsea, Saugus) for a meet and greet on to discuss the important issues of education and equity, which Joe has made central to his campaign.
NEW- To Possess Freedom Once Again Events: Through July 27
We’re proud to be co-hosting these important workshops centered on BIPOC business, culture and social change, invites participants to practice freedom through political education, participatory decision making, social exchange and more. See here for a full list of events and registration information.
NEW- BTU Budget Forum on Fighting for Fully Funded Schools and Committees: August 3, 5:00 – 7:00PM
The forum will include presentations on the State and City budgets by Mass Budget & Policy Center and BPS parent Heshan Berents-Weeramuni, and discussion on how we fight for the funding our schools and communities need, now more than ever. For questions, please contact Ilene Carver.
NEW- 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- 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.
NEW- 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 and contact Lauren Ockene if you’re interested in participating.
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.