Published On: January 27, 2023
  • AFT Member Benefit Virtual Workshops
  • The Examined Life: Greek Travel and Study Opportunity
    Registration is now open for the 2023 THE EXAMINED LIFE: Greek Studies in the Schools program. The program includes a Study Tour of Greece, April 14-23, 2023, interesting and vibrant Saturday morning seminars, and the opportunity to earn 3 graduate credits through Framingham State University. Details can be found at or by contacting Mary Kemper, Executive Director, at Generous stipends are available for qualified educators.
  • Observation and Feedback Course
    Be a stronger evaluator, coach, and colleague by learning ways to support teachers’ growth through observing and giving feedback. 1 ALC or 15 PDPs. See flyer.
  • K1 Literacy Learning Site
    How do we embed literacy development in K1 classrooms? Join us for a Learning Site facilitated by K1 educators at Ellison Parks & Mildred Avenue K-8 that will address this question. It’s a half day professional learning experience where you can join together with colleagues, develop working theories towards a shared question, and see effective practices in action. There is also peer collaborative coaching post-learning site for an ALC credit or PDPs. In-person learning site on  2/3. RSVP–vvrW2uMjgNuww/viewform?usp=sf_link. Flyer
  • RETELL Instructors Needed
    OMME seeks additional DESE authorized trainers representative of the racial and linguistic background of our students and educators. To become certified by DESE, please email OMME BPS DESE RETELL liaison Margaret Arlauskas who will follow-up on the information DESE requires to become a certified RETELL trainer. Once DESE-certified, apply on TalentEd for OMME RETELL instructor opportunities.
  • Call for Part-Time Bilingual Education Practicum Supervisors
    Boston College’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education at Lynch School of Education and Human Development invites applications for part-time Bilingual Education Practicum Supervisors (BEPS) beginning in February 2023. BEPS support Bilingual Education Certificate (BEC) candidates virtually in receiving their Bilingual Education Endorsement. Full job listing can be seen here.
    Required Qualifications:
    •At least a Master’s Degree in Education or a related discipline;
    •Prior teaching and/or administrative experience at the PK-12 level in bilingual teaching instruction, such as dual language education, a two-way immersion program, or a transitional bilingual education program;
    •Minimum five years of teaching &/or administrative experience;
    •Experience with electronic management platforms (e.g., Google Drive, Google Docs) and video conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom, Google Meet) to foster professional collaboration.
    February 2023 through June 2023
    •$500 per BEC candidate supervised
    •Can supervise a maximum of 3 BEC candidates
    Any questions can be emailed to
  • BPS/BTU National Board Candidate Support
    Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher
    Are you interested in starting the process of National Board Certification? It is not too late!
    Please complete our registration form to enroll, or contact us at
    The BPS/BTU National Board Program currently has multiple types of support available including the following:
    1. Overview of National Board seminars
    2. Cohorts that are supported by NBCTs from BPS
    3. Candidate Drop-In Sessions
    4. Readers who are NBCTs help you review your final drafts of components 2-4.
    We hope that you decide to start the process of joining the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers in Boston Public Schools. Please complete our registration form to enroll, or contact us at Thank you.
    Google form :
  • Apply for 4 Free Graduate Credits!
    BPS 6-12 grade teachers will learn about equitable literacy & customize Boston University’s Certificate in Literacy Intervention for BPS teachers. Classes will take place in-person twice a month. Learn more and apply at
  • BRAVE Spaces for BIPOC Educators
    Students of diverse races need to see themselves reflected in their K-12 education, from the books they read to the stories that are told from the front of the classroom. They also need to see themselves reflected in people who hold positions of power in schools.
    Join us for a lively panel discussion with movers and shakers who are at the heart of the anti-racism in education movement in MA.
  • Thinking Maps PD
    Learn about Thinking Maps in this PDP-eligible training and apply these visual tools to your lesson plans in order to help students understand abstract academic concepts. The course will have differentiated sections for teams of teachers working in: elementary, secondary, and SLIFE. Sign up on Vector!
  • Middle Grades Edcamp
    Middle Grades Edcamp 2/2: Teaching grades 6-8 is full of unique delights and unique challenges. So many of us are doing our best to make it work, but we are stronger when we collaborate. Let’s join together for an Edcamp to talk about how to support middle grades students and their educators. On Thursday, February 2 the BPS/BTU Telescope Network is hosting a virtual Edcamp on Zoom from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Teachers, paras, and other middle grades educators can share your questions and challenges, connect with colleagues from across Boston, and discuss solutions. Participants will earn 2 PD hours. Register and help spread the word!
  • BPSTech Learning Series: Winter Tech Warm-Up
    New year, new skills! Come learn about exciting updates to Google Docs, Sheets & Calendar for all BPS staff and take a deep dive into available district literacy tools to use across all subject areas. Register here: Can’t attend a session? All sessions will be recorded and saved to the BPSTechnology website for later viewing.
  • STEM Professional Development: Storytelling by Coding
    In this virtual PD for teachers, we will explore how students can use visual coding languages to tell stories. They can express their ideas, points of view, or solutions. Teachers can adapt these activities to any subject area to deepen students’ understanding of the subject and give them another visual outlet.
    Recommended for all teachers of grades 3 and up. Link provided upon registration.
  • Maker Stations
    There is a standard set of skills that applies to every Maker module we designed: Storytelling, Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Creative Thinking, Interdisciplinary Thinking, Perspective Taking, and Sustainability. In this PD, educators will move through stations, learning to implement a series of hands-on creative Makerspace activities.
  • Restorative Practices ALC Courses, Levels 1 – 4
    Deepen and grow your restorative practices understandings, skills, and ways of being. See the flier for more information about all four courses:
  • BPS + Nearpod Equitable Literacy Sessions
    Boston Public Schools has invested in premium access to Nearpod for our staff. Please join BPS Technology and Nearpod for three upcoming professional development sessions designed exclusively for Boston Public Schools educators. Please view the series flyer for session descriptions.

  • Connect and Share: “Delivering AP Curriculum: Motivating and Engaging All Learners” Feb. 15th 4:30-6:00pm
    Join us on Zoom on February 15 from 4:30-6:00 pm where we will feature educators sharing elements of their practice that address the essential question: “How do we motivate and engage all learners participating in AP or other rigorous curriculum?”

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