Join us for our last Inclusion Done Right meeting of this school year! Please register here to let us know you will attend.
Intent to Retire Fair: June 9 & 10, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Boston Retirement System and Health Benefits stff will be available at the Union Hall to help you file your intent to retire package. This is intended only for educators who wish to retire within the next four months. Please see here for more information.
LGBTQ+ BTU Committee Relaunch: June 10, 6:30-7:45PM
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Boston Pride by connecting with your fellow LGBTQ+ educators and enjoying a short film screening via Zoom. Register to attend!
National Board Certified Teacher Info Session: June 10, 5:00-6:00PM
Are you interested in becoming an NBCT next school year? Please join a virtual information session using this link, and please complete this interest form. For more information, please email the BPS/BTU leadership team at email@example.com. NEW- LGBTQ+ Sex Ed Workshop: June 11, 6:00PM
Join us for a LGBTQ+ sex ed awareness workshop this pride month; register here!
Due to recent federal legislation (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds) BPS is set to receive about $400 million in additional funding. How should those funds be spent? We’re coming together as BTU members to discuss and make sure our input is heard. RSVP here for the Zoom link.
NEW- Haitian Educators Meeting: June 15, 5:00PM
The last Haitian Educators meeting of this school year will take place in person on Tuesday, June 15th, starting at 5:00 pm. Please contact Bianca at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Racial Justice Town Hall Year in Reflection: June 16, 5:00-7:00PM
We’ve talked. We’ve listened. And just because this is the end of the school year, doesn’t mean it’s the end of our work. Join us for the last BTU Racial Justice Town Hall of the year so we can turn this year of purpose into a lifetime of practice. Whether it’s your first town hall or you’re a town hall regular, we hope to see you there! Register now.
Paraprofessionals End of Year Virtual Break Room: June 16, 5:30-6:30PM
Attention Paraprofessionals: Join your colleagues in a Virtual Break Room – END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR EDITION! Come in to say hello and play a game with your fellow Paras…and feel free to bring your own games as well! Just remember: no work/union talk allowed. Click HERE to register. A link will be sent to you in the days prior.
Summer Organizing Institute 2021: June 28-29
Join BTU members for our annual Summer Organizing Institute, where we will Freedom Dream together about the future of our schools. What can we win in our contract? How can we ensure stimulus money is spent where it’s most needed? How do we build solidarity to strengthen our education justice fights? This virtual conference will feature four sessions. Register now!
The BTU seeks Summer Organizing Union Leaders (SOULs) to engage members in taking action for a strong contract and the resources our students deserve. SOULs receive training and coaching in effective organizing practices, including how to build community, share stories, and escalate a campaign. Application deadline June 16. Learn more and apply now!
NEW- Donate to & Share Unafraid Scholarship Fundraiser
Hundreds of immigrants from all over the world graduate from the Boston Public Schools each year, but many face a huge obstacle: if they’re undocumented, they don’t qualify for federal financial aid. Since its inception in 2017, the Unafraid Scholarship has awarded $230,000 to 80 deserving BPS graduates. Help us support this year’s 49 applicants by donating and sharing the fundraisers on social media!
The BU Consortium is offering a voucher for a free 4-credit course at BU for BPS educators (.5 FTE or higher). Enter the lottery via this link by June 17. Two winners will be notified via email.
NEW- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Proctor Opportunity
Be entered to win a $25 bonus for yourself and a friend by referring them to the Tremont Credit Union. Find more information here.
Teacher Leadership Fund: What Challenge Do You Want to Solve?
Applications for the 2021-22 Teacher Leadership Fund are now open. Teams of educators within or across schools may be awarded up to $15,000 to design and implement solutions to challenges affecting students who have been marginalized. Full program information and application materials can be found here. Email email@example.com with questions or for support.
Check out the latest episodes of our Teachers on Teaching Podcast where we hear from Kennedy Omoly of CASH and Lea Serena of the Mather about their experiences in this unprecedented year, and how they draw upon their core motivations for teaching to make it through. Episodes on our website, or subscribe and play on iTunes.