Published On: March 26, 2019

DEADLINE MONDAY — The Teacher Leadership Fund: What Challenge Do You Want to Solve?
Get your team together for year two of the Teacher Leadership Fund a feature of the BTU-BPS contract which grants teams of educators up to $15,000 to create and share solutions which improve the learning and well-being of our most marginalized students. See complete program information. Contact with questions. Applications are due April 1.

Attend the 2019 AFT TEACH Conference in Washington, July 11-13
Join thousands of educators from across the country to learn about professional issues, policy challenges, and classroom strategies. Join the BTU’s delegation and receive conference registration, shared hotel room in Washington, DC and reimbursement for travel. Priority is given to members who have not attended in the past. See the conference website for more information. And apply by the deadline of April 12! You can check out the flyer for more.

BPS-BTU National Board Leadership Roles
Announcing two leadership opportunities within the BPS-BTU National Board Program: Candidate Support Lead and Program Development Lead. Read complete job descriptions and apply using this form. The deadline for the lead roles has been extended to March 31.

Upcoming Learning Site from the Telescope Network!
In a Learning Site, you can spend a full day in a live classroom with real students and connect with colleagues across BPS. Sub coverage is available for participants. Check out our upcoming Learning Site, “CDT in the ESL Classroom” on April 11 or 23 at Charlestown High School, hosted by Caroline Smith. The topic/question is: How do we provide cognitively demanding tasks and also meet the diverse needs of ESL Level 1 and 2 students at the same time?” Register here, or read more information.

Career Development Supports from the BTU
We are happy to offer members supports in a variety of career planning and development areas. The Licensure and Career Development section under Professional Learning on the BTU website now has links to MTEL and Licensure InformationOnline Resume Consultations, and our new Portfolio Project.

NEW — Gender Matters Summer Workshop
The Global Studies Outreach Committee at Harvard University is now accepting applications for our 2019 summer workshop for K-14 Humanities educators (but open to all subjects). This four-day workshop will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge campus from August 5-8. The workshop will feature presentations by scholars and experts on global questions of gender identity and gender equity. Workshop Applications are due April 5. See more information on the workshop.

NEW — DIY Coaching: Application Open
DIY Coaching is all about teachers improving their practice through the use of video, self-reflection, and peer coaching – all while earning 3 free graduate credits. DIY Coaching connects like-minded teachers across Boston in content-based groups. The structure DIY Coaching provides gives teachers practical way to adjust and grow their practice through the regular use of classroom video. Ready to apply? Complete a brief application by April 26! Questions? Email or visit

NEW — New Teachers Retreat
The New Teachers Retreat is a weekend professional development designed specifically for new teachers in their first years of teaching. Join us at Keene State College July 12-14 for reflection, learning, and planning sessions as well as time to relax alongside mentors and fellow new teachers. Apply at Early Bird Deadline is April 15, regular deadline is May 31.

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