Published On: November 2, 2020
  • AFT Member Benefit Virtual Workshops
  • Navigating our Democracy: A Forum on Promoting Democratic Ideals in the Classroom
    Join us for a forum that will provide tools and resources you can use in your classroom that foster civil discourse and support a critical understanding of voting rights and political polarization in the United States.
  • Creating Learning Environments in a Digital Space
    K-12 practitioner-friendly 2.5 week, fully online, facilitator guided course. In addition to creating lessons for remote learning, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and 15 Professional Development points to apply to their professional development plans. This engaging course will be hosted on Canvas, BC’s Learning Management system. Course completion requires participants to work independently and with classmates to complete the lesson assignments; it also requires participation in three virtual class meetings over Zoom.
    Register at
  • 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
  • Restorative Justice Practices

    Succeed Boston @ the Counseling & Intervention Center, in partnership with District Restorative Practices Coach Arthur Collins, is offering virtual professional development opportunities for BTU paraprofessionals and substitute teachers to learn more about restorative justice practices. These PDs will bring participants together to deepen their understanding of restorative justice practices, empower themselves as educators to implement restorative justice in their school community, and connect with other practitioners in BPS.
    Please click here for more information and to register
  • Civic Education and the 2020 Election
    Looking for new content to help engage students in civics and community issues this election season? Share My Lesson is featuring an all-new professional development webinar series through October on civic education in schools and communities.
    You can see all of the webinars being offered in the new Civic Education and the 2020 Election collection on Share My Lesson. More will be added as they become available.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Educator Series
    For the sixth year, the AFT has partnered with the Delta Research and Educational Foundation and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. to provide informative, engaging and in-demand professional development opportunities centered on our shared belief that public schools should be places where children are prepared for college, careers and life. A series of virtual professional development sessions will examine critical spaces where educators can make a difference in the lives of children that will lead to their success and bright futures. Session participants are eligible to receive professional development units.
  • Health and Safety Labor/Management COVID-19 Webinar Series
    The Road to Reopening Schools is a series of webinars designed to discuss promising nuts and bolts strategies for a return to brick and mortar school buildings based on the best available and most current scientific evidence, as outlined in AFT’s ”Reopening School Buildings Safely” recommendations. This report, details the very basic conditions needed to open schools,-critical safety and health guidelines, and instructional considerations. For this four-part series, we will be joined by local leaders, district administrators, and experts in their respective fields. First webinar: Physical Distancing
  • Not So Distant Learning Course
    The Not So Distant Learning course is designed to guide teachers step-by-step through planning for remote and hybrid instruction that is grounded in antiracist pedagogy. BTU member Jess Madden-Fuoco worked with  48 teachers from across the BPS to build the course out with examples for K-12; for all subject areas; and for all student populations. Join free scroll to “enroll now,” enter your BPS email, and use coupon code BPS2020.
  • African Studies Association Teachers’ Workshop
    The African Studies Association Teachers’ Workshop on Transnational Solidarities. On Saturday, November 14th, from 12 to 6pm EST, elementary and secondary teachers are invited to afternoon of engaging professional development sessions on a variety of themes, from Black Lives Matter, to Literature and Environmental Justice. Professional Development Points will be provided. For more information and registration, see:
    Teachers may visit our website HERE for more information and to apply.
  • 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.
  • WIDA Professional Development Update
    Many educators are being asked to complete the WIDA 15 Hour self-paced Language Objectives and Differentiation PD. Educators must be afforded contractual time to complete this PD. If contractual time is not provided and you are required to complete it, you may do so on your own time and be compensated at your real pro-rata rate.
  • Teacher Arguments and Agreement Writing
    5-week, fully online, facilitator-guided course for K-8 practitioners. In addition to learning how to teach arguments and procedures, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and 15 Professional Development points to apply to their professional development plans. Course completion requires participants to work independently and with classmates to complete the lesson assignments; it also requires participation in five virtual class meetings on Zoom. Register at
  • Regulation Strategies for Heightened Anxiety in School Environments
    This online workshop series has been designed as a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators. Whether you are working with individual students or entire classrooms, remotely or in-person, your team has most likely faced student anxiety and the need for regulation strategies in practice. During this 3-session workshop, drawing on participants’ experiences, we will apply a set of research-based principles toward understanding and responding to challenging behavior in the classroom, managing student and educator reactivity, and supporting educator well-being. Register at
  • Campus Without Walls
    Open Opportunity–Massachusetts (OOMA) is leading a collaborative effort to create a Campus Without Walls in partnership with the Boston Public Schools. We are seeking nominations for talented, trailblazing Lead Teachers across the city. Ready to get started or want to discover more? Click here to complete our Lead Teacher Nomination Form to nominate yourself or a talented teacher you know.
  • Observation and Feedback Course Year 8
    Date(s) 11/16, 11/30, 12/14 from 4-6 pm, plus 9 hours of online work. 15-hour asynchronous option available for those who cannot attend the Monday Zoom sessions.
    Participants learn ways of supporting teachers’ growth through observing & giving feedback, which will help them be strong evaluators, coaches, & colleagues. Register here and on TeachPoint. 1 ALC or 15 PDPs available. Taught by Leslie Gant, Mark Lonergan, and Jess Madden-Fuoco. Contact Jess @
  • BU Wheelock Master’s Degree Programs and Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
  • Move events coming soon.
    Add your name to the invite lists or suggest future topics here.

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