Published On: December 14, 2020
  • AFT Member Benefit Virtual Workshops
  • Remote Teaching & Learning Modules Series

    On September 2nd, the Center for Instructional Support will release the Remote Teaching & Learning Modules Series. This is a free, 5-part series of self-guided modules for teachers and other school-based educators who will be engaging in remote teaching and learning this coming year, whether through a hybrid or fully remote model. Each module includes specific instructional practices, tips, and strategies for remote teaching in key areas such as Curriculum & Planning, Learning Environment, Family Collaboration, and Professional Collaboration. Educators will also have the opportunity to dig deeper into content-specific strategies aligned to MA curriculum frameworks, reflect on culturally responsive practice, and explore digital tools and resources supportive of both live and asynchronous instruction.
    Each module includes a learning and exploration section, followed by recommended reflection activities and applications to a teacher’s specific school and classroom. If possible, we encourage educators to experience the modules in pairs or teams to maximize collective knowledge and take-aways.
    The modules will be available through the CIS website on September 2nd. No registration is necessary. If you’d like to be notified upon their immediate release, please share your contact information here. Please direct any additional questions to
  • Ph.D. in Education at UMass Lowell
    Join Us for a virtual open house! Learn about the Ph.D. in Education at UMass Lowell. On-campus degree (60 credits) Leadership in Education (K-12 and Higher Education Track) and Research and Evaluation. DECEMBER 3, 2020, 5:00-6:30 P.M. Doctoral informational presentation at 5:00 p.m., followed by Q&A. RSVP to by Monday, November 30. ZOOM LINK:
  • TGH Webinar Series
    Brush up on digital skills through our TGH Summer Webinar Series! The following webinars are free and open to the public and are geared toward beginner and intermediate learners. Please feel free to pass our webinar registration page along to family, friends, and colleagues.
  • UMass Boston Vision Studies Program
    The UMass Boston Vision Studies program is currently holding informational sessions for the tracks of students of Teachers with Visual Impairments and Orientation and Mobility Specialists.
  • AFT Health & Wellness Series
    For so many of us, our stress is at an all-time high. That’s why we want you to be a part of AFT Share My Lesson’s first Health and Wellness Series! As part of our new Health and Wellness Community, this series features exercise, nutrition and self-care strategies to help you take care of you—and some strategies to help our students as well. Bonus: By signing up for a free wellness session, you can enter for a chance to win an Apple Watch 6!
  • Substance Use and Misuse Seminar
    Succeed Boston @ the Counseling & Intervention Center is excited to announce this opportunity for BPS STAFF to learn more about substance use and misuse. Marijuana is a common drug of choice for young people and altogether too easy to obtain. Throughout this workshop, education will occur surrounding updated statistics and the ways of consumption typically used by BPS students. This psycho educational workshop will review marijuana in its many forms (i.e. vaping, edibles, flower bud). In addition, participants will be presented with ways an adult can address marijuana use with a student and specific examples of how to navigate difficult conversations. The SUP workshop will provide treatment options for adolescents and families and introductory assessment tools to determine a student’s level of treatment need. We will make room for discussions throughout as well as answer any questions that may arise. We look forward to your participation and feedback!
  • The War to End War

    As a service to member schools, TAS, in partnership with 4QM Teaching, would like to offer your teachers a free after-school seminar called “The War to End War”: How to Think and Teach about the First World War on Tuesday, February 23rd from 4:15 – 5:45.
    Gary Shiffman and Jon Bassett, the founders of 4QM, are long-time history teachers, who bring their intellect, humor, and passion to the enterprise of teaching history well. Even if teachers are not teaching about WWI, this workshop introduces and models a method to teach any historical event.
    Please pass this invitation along to any teachers in your school or district who might be interested.  They can find more info and register for the workshop here.
  • Supporting Students with Grief and Loss
    Monday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. EST
    Childhood bereavement is common—and educators have an important role to play in supporting learning through grief. Still, being a grief-sensitive educator is not easy. In this webinar with AFT’s Chelsea Prax, participants will learn five strategies to support students who are experiencing grief and loss. Register now.
  • Virtual Bullying Prevention PD

    Succeed Boston @ the Counseling Intervention Center is offering a Virtual Bullying Prevention PD on January 26th from 4:00PM-6:00PM. In this PD, we will review the definition of bullying and its types and modes. We will cover cyberbullying & social media and biased based bullying as well as how to report & investigate bullying in the BPS School District.  Please click HERE to sign up. 
    Succeed Boston @ the Counseling & Intervention Center is also providing a virtual circle of care experiences- workshops and the upcoming dates as well as themes can be found here. Lastly, Succeed Boston @ the Counseling & Intervention Center is excited to announce the opportunity for BPS STAFF to learn more about substance use and misuse. To sign up for both of these events, please visit TeachPoint.
  • Move events coming soon.
    Add your name to the invite lists or suggest future topics here.

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