Inclusion Done Right Campaign Meeting: March 5, 4:30PM-6:30PM
Join us at our next Inclusion Done Right meeting THIS THURSDAY, March 5, 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the BTU. Please RSVP here TODAY so we can plan for food, childcare and translation services. After filling the School Committee chambers with educators and parents, we now need to plan our next steps in advocating for More Teachers, NOT More Licenses and the Services our Students Deserve, and share important updates.
2019 Union Dues
2019 Dues for Teachers and other Group 1 employees are $1390.68.
2019 Dues for Paraprofessionals and Substitutes are $694.32.
Please check with your tax consultants for changes that may be applicable to dues.
Breathe For Change Wellness Workshop: February – April
BTU and Breathe For Change are excited to be co-sponsoring a Wellness Workshop for all BPS Educators at the Union Hall.
BTU Toiletry Drive: March 11 – 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.
NEW- WILD in the Winter: March 14, 9:00AM-12:30PM
Join us for a panel and discussion on how to keep ourselves healthy and avoid burnout in our workplaces in our lives as activists. See here for more info.
Job Share Information Meeting: March 16, 4:30PM-6:30PM
Join us for a Job Share Info Meeting. Please contact your field rep for more information.
NEW- 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.
UPCOMING DEADLINE- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We 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.
NEW- 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.
Excessive Classroom Heat Survey
Please fill out this survey on excessive heat and other environmental hazards in Boston classrooms, created by MassCOSH and the BTU. We want to know your concerns!
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.