Winter Educator Celebration: Saturday, December 3
Join the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston for a Boston-area winter educator celebration! Stay Healthy – Stay Happy with FREE activities for educators to promote health and well being. Join us on Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM until 1 PM at the BTU for:

  • morning refreshments, catered lunch
  • activities to promote health and well being
  • free classroom giveaways
  • a chance to connect with other Boston educators

There are limited spots, so sign up early! Please RSVP early online and email here with questions. See the flyer for more information.

The Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization run by and for educators and related personnel. Since opening its doors in 1980, it has continuously served teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators in all of Boston’s schools, including private schools and day-care centers. Visit the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center website to read more.

Seeking School and Teacher Teams to Rethink Assessment: Stipend Opportunities
The BTU and BPS have joined districts and unions across the state in the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Educational Assessment (MCIEA) in a an effort to rethink how we assess students and schools in our state. We are in search of school-based teams to develop, implement, and lead learning about high quality performance assessments. This opportunity includes professional learning for school leaders as well as teachers. If you and/or your colleagues are interested in participating in this work, please learn more. Please contact Mike Rubino or Paul Tritter with questions.

2nd Grade Curriculum Forum
Please join us at the BTU on Thursday, December 1 from 4:30-6:30 PM to help us think about a new second grade curriculum. As we begin to design and develop a new second grade curriculum, we need your expertise! What do you love about second grade and second graders? What would you like to change about second grade? What are your favorite topics to teach? RSVP here.

Inform New Climate Survey Selection Process: Deadline Soon
BPS is looking for a new climate survey vendor. Teacher voice is critical in shaping the survey itself, the survey administration procedure, and how the survey results will be reported. Participation will involve weekly meetings at Bolling, and review/feedback of submitted proposals. We plan to have our first meeting the week of November 28. Any teachers interested in participating should complete this Google form.

Design Your Own Transformative PD: Fund for Teachers Applications Now Open
The BTU is a proud local partner of Fund for Teachers, a national organization dedicated to enriching the personal and professional growth of teachers. Applications are now open for this year’s cycle. Teachers may apply for grants of $5000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design a professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals. More information sessions will be scheduled soon. If you have questions or would like support with your application, email Paul.