Published On: August 11, 2016

What is education policy and how does it work? How can I advocate for my students and my profession? How does policy affect me, my students, and my school?

Learn about these and more in the AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Program!

Teacher Leader Fellows:

  • Engage with state and local education policy makers
  • Learn how to advocate for your students and your profession
  • Join a national network of teachers advocating for the policies we need
  • Conduct action research in their classrooms and schools to explore the real impact of education policy
  • Present their findings and policy recommendations to policymakers and colleague
  • Stipend: $1,500

This program meets on nine Saturdays across the school year. For more details and to apply: Contact Paul with questions or for more information.

Harvard Graduate School of Education Conant Fellowships Information Session
Save the Date: Tuesday, September 13 from 4:30-6:30 PM

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Harvard Ed Portal is excited to announce an upcoming information session on the Conant Fellowships to be held in the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston. The information session will shed light on the HGSE degree programs along with details pertaining to the generous Conant Fellowships available to teachers and administrators in the Boston Public Schools. This dinner meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss the application process for both the degree programs and the Conant Fellowships. In the meantime, you might want to read about the GRE process (and maybe study a bit) over the summer! Please RSVP to Alfred Ayoub.

Office of Special Education Professional Learning Conference
August 29-September 1

This is the first BPS summer conference focused especially on special education and will be a launching point for PD efforts throughout the year. Register here. (A BPS login is required).

Things are getting hot here at BPS Technology: Next week is our Learn Teach Lead Digital Summit!
LEARN TEACH LEAD is a free, one-day conference for the BPS community of educators and Boston tech innovators to learn, connect, share, and collaborate around digital learning. Attend workshops, demonstrations, and discussions to hone your digital skills, practice using new tools, and share effective instructional and professional approaches. Teachers will have the option to get PDPs and have the opportunity to win hardware for their classrooms. Lots to raffle away! Lunch will be provided. Register as soon as you can as space is limited. Please pass this along to any BPS colleagues that might be interested in attending as well and tweet #bpsltl16.

Free Workshop for K-12 Teachers
Interested in a free, two-day workshop for K-12 teachers in Massachusetts titled New Bostonians: The Latest Chapter in Boston’s Immigration Story? This free professional development opportunity is conducted by Boston Public School’s History and Social Studies Department and hosted at the Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) at 442 Main Street in Malden on August 25 and 26 from 9 AM to 3 PM. The ILC Public Education Institute as well as Primary Source, the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (formerly New Bostonians) and others will be presenting in this interactive and intensive workshop. Learn more and register today for this free workshop.

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