Published On: May 22, 2018

School Instructional Focus due June 7: Consider MCIEA
As your school engages in an inclusive process to refine its instructional focus and creates a professional learning plan for next year (due from your principal on June 7), consider using this opportunity to center your work on designing engaging curriculum, embedded performance tasks, and project-based learning. We are seeking up to 15 additional schools to join the performance assessment component of the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment. See last week’s communication to school leaders and ILTs for more details on this opportunity, and email Paul for more info.

Teacher Policy Talks: May 31
Get a view of education policy as it really impacts students and schools. Join our 2017-18 AFT/BTU Policy Fellows as they share their research and recommendations on the issues that matter most in their classrooms and schools. This event is open to all. See our flyer with a full list of topics, and RSVP today.

Suffolk University Course Scholarships
Take advantage of a program for BPS educators to earn graduate credit at Suffolk University for FREE. Join Suffolk Admissions for a live informational webinar outlining courses offered on May 16 at 4 pm, or watch the recording. See the flyer and enter the scholarship lottery by May 31. Contact Shakera Ford Walker with questions.

Deadline for Paraprofessional Teacher Training Grant Program
The deadline to apply this year for the Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program is June 1. Please help us spread the word, particularly to Paraprofessionals without a bachelors degree!

BPS Seeks SEL Design Coach in Stipended Position
BPS seeks qualified individuals to provide instructional, curriculum and professional development expertise. The SEL Design Coach will create resource guides for teachers in grades K-12 that align the BPS SEL Standards with ELA, Math and content level curriculum. This will include creating developmental strands for the SEL Standards and mapping the standards to existing SEL curricula. Read more.

NEW — Apply to the BPS Innovation Incubator
The BPS Innovation Incubator, led by School Retool, will help seven teams of secondary school leaders & educators explore their Essential-aligned Instructional Focus through three months of training and designing. Grow your school’s capacity to support your students! Apply by June 1.

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