NOTE: All BTU in-person events are canceled for the duration of the school closures. Committee meetings will take place remotely when possible.  

CANCELED- Black Caucus Meetings
All Black Caucus meetings have been canceled until further notice.

BTU Toiletry Drive: Through April 8
During March and April, drop-off boxes will be available outside of the BTU office for Rosie’s Place and the Pine Street Inn toiletry donations.

Engaging Boston Public Schools for Earth Day!
If you are, or know someone who is, a teacher in the Boston Public School system and would like to engage your students and your school in climate justice and Earth Day 2020, please complete the following form.

UPCOMING DEADLINE- Workshop Proposals for 10th Annual BESJ Conference: March 20
The 10th Annual BESJ Conference will take place on Saturday, May 16 at the Dearborn. The theme this year is “To Thrive, Not Survive.” Proposals are due March 20 and presenters will be notified by March 31.  

AFT Share My Lesson’s 2020 Virtual Conference: March 24-26
As a BTU member, you are invited to the professional development event for 30+ free AFT webinars. Ideal for preK-12 teachers, faculty and school staff, you’ll hear from AFT President Randi Weingarten and more for a virtual professional development event that you can attend in your PJs. Learn more here.

CANCELLED- Pedagogical Framework Data Meeting: March 26, 4:30PM-6:30PM
In December and January, all educators were asked to review, discuss, and provide feedback on a variety of possible pedagogical frameworks for BPS. Join us to dive into the data, understand what themes emerged, and prepare to report back out to the BPS Community.  Please RSVP here, or contact Katina McClain or Paul Tritter with questions. 

 Teacher Leadership Fund: April 1
Teacher Leadership Fund a feature of our contract which grants teams of educators up to $15,000 to create and share solutions that improve the learning and well-being of our most marginalized students. For complete information about the program see here. Contact  tlf@bostonpublicschools.orgWe will have open office hours on March 4th from 4:30-6 pm at the BTU.

Paraprofessional Times Vol. 3 No. 2
Check out the latest version of the BTU Paraprofessional Times!

Family Engagement Taskforce: March

Are you interested in strengthening family engagement at your school site and across our community? Sign up here to be a part of the Family Engagement Taskforce.

Nominations for 2020/2021 BTU Election Committee: Deadline April 8
Any BTU or RTC member wishing to serve on the Election Committee must submit a written statement of interest to Jessica Tang by April 8. Click here for more information and a brief summary of responsibilities of members.

Look out for the Annual Teacher Climate Survey!
The annual Teacher Climate Survey opens on March 16! Keep an eye on your inbox for the anonymous survey designed by the Mass Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment.

Job Opportunity: Climate and Culture Specialist
Engaging Schools has launched a search for a full-time climate and culture specialist. See here for more information and to apply to this position.

School-to-Prison Pipeline Research Opportunity
A doctoral student at Northeastern University is looking to interview high school educators about their experiences as an educator as it pertains to the discipline of students. See here for more information.

DESE Requirement: Bilingual Educator Endorsement
As a part of the LOOK Act, DESE has established a new qualification requirement called Bilingual Educator Endorsement. Click here to learn more. 

Arts Education Survey
Please complete the Arts Education survey to let us know what is working well and what is needed at your school to provide high-quality arts education for all students.

Boston Educator Supports Program
The Boston Educator Supports Program will be hiring a Consulting Teacher (CT) for the 2020-21 school year. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Boston PAR website.