NEW- 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.
REMINDER- AFT Plus
AFT Plus is a collection of member benefit programs available to AFT members and their families. Explore the site and learn more about services such as free back to school materials and member benefit video meetings.
NEW– AFT’s Summer Benefit
The AFT’s Summer benefit allows members to enroll for free in Summer’s web-based student loan management platform. Please complete this brief contact form to receive an invitation to Summer.
Apply to be a Summer Organizing Union Leader!
The BTU seeks up to SOU Leaders to take virtual/remote action this summer in engaging members and defending education funding. Learn more and apply now!
NEW- Tech Goes Home Classes
TGH Distance Learning Program is a FREE program that delivers at least 18 hour online courses focused on fundamental digital skills. There are beginner and intermediateclasses available.
Virtual Summer Organizing Institute: June 29 – June 30
Join for one session, two, or all three. Open to all members. The first 200 members to register will receive a free book and t-shirt in the mail! Learn more and register today.
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.
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.
Telescope Network: What do you need to learn next?
What do you and your colleagues need now with regard to remote learning? Take a minute to complete our June survey and share it with your colleagues.
NEW- Summer Listening: BTU Teachers on Teaching Podcast
As the year winds down, check out our interview with McKinley Teacher Dave Russell. Dave is retiring this year, and he reflects on the successes and challenges of a long career, and the emotion of leaving school suddenly due to the COVID shutdown. You can listen to all of our episodes on our website or by subscribing on your podcast app.