Published On: July 7, 2020
  • Closing the Literacy Achievement Gap in Elementary Education: August 17 – 18 us for this 2-day virtual workshop to close the literacy achievement gap. Learn how language and reading development can be supported and optimized for elementary school-age children. You will identify common brain and behavior myths, differentiate types of reading challenges, and apply your learning to real-world teaching scenarios. Engage in case study analyses, small group problem-solving, and self-assessment of classroom practices. See event page for agenda, faculty, program objectives & testimonials. We hope to make this virtual experience as interactive as possible!
  • Mass Department of Education Webinars
    The Center for Instructional Support is providing content-specific support to assist teachers, coaches and instructional leaders with implementation of remote learning building upon the Department’s remote learning guidance. These webinars are focused on the prerequisite content standards and share best practices. They are being recorded live and are in the process of being posted for you to access as needed.
  • Becoming Anti-Racist Series 2: August 4 – 25
    Due to the success of our July low-cost professional development series on white teachers’ responsibilities in racial justice work in schools, we are bringing back the same amazing presenters for another round in August. If you attended the first series, you’ll be exciting to know that each of the guests will be talking about something new in August, so it will be a build-upon rather than a repeat. If you missed series 1, your registration will include the four recordings from that session.
    Sessions in August will be August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 7-8:15 PM EST. Participants also will receive suggested readings and reflection-to-action prompts.
    Find more information at
  • TGH Summer Webinar Series: Through August 11
    Brush up on digital skills through our TGH Summer Webinar Series! The following webinars are free and open to the public and is geared toward beginner and intermediate learners. Please feel free to pass our webinar registration page along to family, friends, and colleagues.
  • AFT Share My Lesson Free Webinars and PreK-12 Activities
    Catching up on credits? Looking for summer learning ideas? Preparing for the new school year? Join us each Thursday through July 23 for our free Summer of Learning professional development webinar series.
  • Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership BPS Fellowship 2020-2021
    Founded by veteran BPS educators Linda Nathan and Carmen Torres, PSi is a leadership certificate program for working professionals that develops innovative, adaptive, and equity-focused leaders who integrate education, creative, and community-based resources to transform the lives of youth and families. PSi can lead to graduate credit from the University of Massachusetts Boston and provides extensive coaching to help you complete the Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL), a key requirement for principal licensure. PSi BPS Fellows will participate in PSi during the 2020-2021 school year and will receive personalized coaching support to prepare them to join BPS’s assistant principal pipeline.  There is a chance that these positions will be at no cost to the individual in the program. Learn more and apply at at: Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership.  Deadline is approaching in May.
  • Webinars Now on Demand
  • The African Studies Center Outreach Program
    View the flyer here. 
  • Teacher Leadership/Admin Licensure Certificate Programs

    Join a local cohort (Cambridge, Salem, Revere) of educators earning a graduate certificate in teacher leadership, or a CAGS degree in educational leadership (leading to principal or assistant principal licensure). Contact program coordinators at with questions!  See the flyer and program overview here.
  • Interim Assessments and Standards Committees – Stipended Roles
    Office of Data and Accountability is seeking teachers to review and provide feedback on the schedule of assessed standards (SAS) and interim assessment items for the upcoming school year (2020-2021). For SY20-21, we are reviewing and revising interim assessments in ELA and Math, and creating new History assessments. See here for more info and to apply.
  • Closing the Literacy Achievement Gap in Elementary Education: August 17-18
    Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to understand the role of language processes in word reading and reading comprehension and more. See the program page for featured speakers and more detailed information: CE Credit for Speech-Language Pathologists available. 14 PDPs for Mass educators
  • Debate-Inspired Classrooms Graduate Class: August 10-14
    Register for and attend the Boston Debate League’s weeklong Debate-Inspired Classrooms Graduate Class, August 10-14, 2020.  In an engaging, hands-on, collaborative learning community, you will work in Cross-Disciplinary Grade Level (Middle or High School) and Content Groups (ESL, Humanities, STEM) to explore the Debate-Inspired Classrooms teaching approach in which students:

    • build cross-disciplinary evidence-based argumentation skills;
    • engage in critical discourse, with their voices being central and valued in their learning; and
    • collaborate with and learn from one another.
  • M.A. in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators
    Expressly designed for high school teachers – as well as aspiring teachers and professors – this advanced degree nurtures your writing while giving you practical tools for using creative writing in the classroom and for teaching literature from a writer’s point of view.
    The program is fully online except for one 3-day on-campus residency in late June. You’ll never have to compromise your day job! Working at your own pace, you can finish the program in two years or take up to five.
  • The Flux Teacher Institute
    The Flux Teacher Institute will provide fresh and seasoned teachers with tools and collaboration to adapt best practices for remote learning. Flux was created by educators, for educators, the program will bring like-minded teachers from around the country together to share their skills and plan with educational equity in mind. Three independent modules meet twice a week each; registration is sliding scale. Register here:
  • Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program
    We are living through unprecedented times and most educators are totally absorbed right now by the challenge of supporting their students and maintaining their learning virtually.  But what will happen next year?  Classroom teachers will need to revise their curricula and instruction and who better to lead this work than teacher leaders?  This is an excellent time to apply to the Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program to gain the skills you need to work effectively with colleagues and administrators to strengthen your school. For more information go to:
  • Move events coming soon.
    Add your name to the invite lists or suggest future topics here.

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