Published On: September 4, 2019
BTU Fellowship Applications Now Open. Apply today for one of our empowering year-long fellowship opportunities:
Focused on Policy? AFT-BTU Teacher Leader Program
How can I advocate for my students and my profession? What is education policy and how does it work? How does policy affect me, my students and my school? Elevate your voice and grow our power in the AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Program. See our flyer for more details or apply by September 16. Fellowship stipend: $1,500.
Focused on Practice? The BTU Inquiry Project: Renew, Reinvigorate, Research
Earn graduate credit in this teacher-led course by conducting action research into a question of practice connected to your identity and important to you and your students. Open to ALL BTU members. See our flyer or this FAQ for more information and to apply.
The Aspire Institute Teacher Support Program: Mentor Program
The Aspire Institute at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development invites you to take part in their teacher support mentor program. As part of the program, new teachers will be matched with mentors to help increase classroom efficacy and retention. View the flyer.
Paraprofessional Facilitator & Mentor applications are now up!
The applications for Para Facilitator and Para Mentor are now up on Talent Ed. If you have any questions, please reach out to
Conant Fellowship Info Session: September 11
Join the Harvard Ed. Portal’s Public School Partnerships team and Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Admissions Office on Wednesday, September 11 at 4:30-6:30pm for an information session about the James Bryant Conant Fellowship opportunity. This fellowship funds one year of study at HGSE for admitted students and will be held at the Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston. Register hereContact Paul with questions.
Mass. PTA Summit: September 26
This year’s Massachusetts PTA Summit is focused on mental health issues in our communities. Workshops will include information on how to promote health and safety initiatives for schools and families, advocate more effectively for legislative issues that impact children and schools, and work with schools and community leaders to support the well-being of our students. Find more information about the summit and register.
Sixth Annual Social Justice Mediation Institute: October 5-6 & 12-14
Vital Village Network is excited to offer the 6th Annual Social Justice Mediation Institute cost-free to selected applicants. Participants in the 40-hour training learn mediation skills to reduce conflict—addressing power dynamics, privilege, and identities—at home, in their neighborhood, with co-workers, and beyond. For teachers, the values and skills which guide mediation will be applicable to fostering an inclusive, collaborative classroom environment, and can extend beyond to supporting conversations with parents and fellow educators by equipping teachers with communication strategies. Find out more.
NEW — Become a National Board Certified Teacher
BPS and the BTU are pleased to offer support sessions for National Board candidates to teachers who plan to complete components 1, 2, and 4. Courses for components 2 and 4 will be offered this fall and will follow a hybrid model using in person, self-study and online sessions. Additionally, monthly in drop in sessions will be offered at various locations. See our schedule and register for supportJoin our NetworkAnd see our website for more details on the benefits of National Board Certification.
NEW — Stipended Facilitator Opportunity: Making Planning Manageable 
The BTU seeks facilitators for Making Planning Manageable a coaching and support opportunity for educators in years 2 through five and beyond.  The course will help BTU members develop a sustainable weekly practice for planning standards-aligned units tailored to students, context, and content. Facilitators needed ASAP. See this job description for details and to apply. Contact Paul with questions or for more information.
The Eliot School 2019 Professional Development Workshops
The Eliot School professional development workshops this year focus on social, emotional and behavioral health and wellbeing— in teachers, in students, through art making. The class descriptions and registration form are available here.

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