Published On: September 18, 2018

Empowering and Empathetic Classroom Management
Did you look at your class roster and worry about how to meet everyone’s needs? Do you think back on last year’s class and wonder how you ever made it through? In this new member-led offering from the BTU, gain useful and meaningful strategies needed to create that warm and welcoming classroom community needed to enrich and promote learning for all students. See our flyer and register today on My Learning Plan. Course begins next week.

High School Teachers: Help make Teacher-led PD a Reality
Supported by a Nellie Mae Education Foundation grant, The Telescope Network is a BTU/BPS effort to assess the needs of high school educators and empower them to drive their own professional learning. Please take our brief Needs Assessment Survey and help us connect you with colleagues who share your interests and challenges. See our one pager for more.

NEW — TFT Facilitators: Tips for Getting Started
For those new to the TFT (Teacher Facilitated Time) Facilitator role in Schedule A schools, here is a 35-minute webinar which includes an overview of TFT and the facilitator role, ideas to structure your first few TFT sessions, protocol examples, bright spot case studies, and additional resources. TFT is also a great time to place your $200 per teacher supply order.

NEW — Drop-In Support Sessions: Lesson Planning and Artifacts
The BTU offers a monthly series of drop-in support sessions to provide teachers with individualized supports in commonly requested areas. Peer Assistants and PAR Consulting Teachers will be on hand to help you plan lessons and answer questions about any and all things instruction. See our flyer for the list of topics and dates. Register soon on My Learning Plan.

PD Certificates from 2017-18 School Year
All educators should have received PDP certificates through My Learning Plan or hard copy at the end of last year. If educators in your school have not received certificates as required by contract, please contact your school administrator ASAP or your field rep if you need support.

Specialized Paraprofessional Trainings Beginning this Month
Please see this flyer for a full listing of upcoming Paraprofessional trainings — including a Behavioral and Instructional Skills Series to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainings. See the flyer for more.

NEW — BPS Resource on Social Emotional Learning
The SEL & Essentials for Equity document was created to provide educators with explicit Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) practices and characteristics for each Essential. It includes links to instructional resources and more. Read more about Social Emotional Learning in BPS.

NEW — Participate in School-Community Partnership Learning Network
The Office of Engagement’s School-Community Partnerships team invites you to participate in the 2018-2019 School-Community Partnership Learning Network. Please fill out this form by October 1 if you’d like to participate in any or all aspects of this network, and feel free to spread the word! Read more about the network and upcoming sessions. This opportunity is open to any school-based staff who manage partnerships and/or coordinate services within their school. Contact Miriam Rubin at or 617-635-6772 with questions.

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