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 registrationpage 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!
Online TESOL / TEFL Certification Teach English Abroad – Are you interested in working as an English language teacher around the world? UNI-Prep’s online TESOL & TEFL Certificate program qualifies an individual to work as an English and ESL/EFL teacher internationally. The program is completely online and is 120-hours in length. Since the course is online, it allows you the option to study from anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer with an internet connection. In addition, there is no set schedule that you must follow, so you can study at your own schedule. Once you have registered in the course, you will be given a login and password allowing you accesss to the course 24/7 from any computer. Most students take 2-4 weeks to complete the full TESOL Certification program, but you can take more or less time than this depending on how often and quickly you will study. Once you have finished the course, you will choose whether to be issued a TESOL or TEFL certificate since our course meets the requirements of both qualifications.
Enter to win a free course from Teachers as Scholars
We are happy to renew our partnership with Teachers as Scholars which provides BTU members an opportunity to learn from leading scholars in their fields. This year we are able to offer BTU members up to 30 full scholarships. If you are interested in attending a course, please review the lineup of courses, and then enter the drawing. Winners will be selected at random in September. Important note: Many of the seminars take place during the school day. Should you enroll in one of these courses, you will need to make appropriate arrangements to be available to attend.
Equitable Literacy PD Session for Paraprofessionals Intro to Equitable Literacy in BPS: BPS will be focusing on shifting how we teach children to read, make sense of, and write texts. In this session, paraprofessionals will learn what these shifts are and how they can support them in the classroom. To register for Equitable Literacy PD, click HERE.
ALL Equitable Literacy PDs will be held virtually via Zoom on the dates below (links will be sent in the days prior to the event).
September 7th, 2021: 10:00AM- 11:15AM OR
September 8th, 2021: 10:00AM-11:15AM OR
September 8th, 2021: 1:30PM- 2:45PM
Mentoring in Action Courses
1-credit courses: Session A 9/24 – 10/17/21 and/or Session B 11/5 – 11/28/21 cost $250
EDU 713 Supporting Sped Students to be Successful
EDU 714 Building Relationships with English Language Learners
EDU 719 Social and Emotional Learning: Self-care for Educators
3 credits courses: cost $595
EDU 620 Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Leader 9/10-12/27/21
EDU 646 Refining Your Practice to Support Student Learning 9/24 -12/19/21
Mentoring for Professional Licensure (MPL) To be eligible for a professional teaching license, the Massachusetts Department of Education requires an additional 50 hours of mentoring beyond the first-year induction program. In this course, you will receive that required mentoring from veteran BPS Educators as you reflect on and grow your teaching practice. Register for one of the three posted sections (Grades K0-3, Grades 4-8, or Grades 9-12) The first Mentoring for Professional Licensure session will be held virtually on October 20th (4:30-6:30). Contact Ailis Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further assistance.
MAXCourage MAXCourage is a free social-emotional ELA curriculum for 6th grade classrooms, designed to empower students to discover the value of courage, culminating in a publication opportunity. Learn more about MAXCourage at www.maxcourage.org or email Liz Watson at email@example.com.
Boston Oracy Project Join the Boston Oracy Project to make your classroom a place where oral language thrives. This exciting in-person cohort experience runs from October through April. Apply by 10/8! For more information and to apply, click here or contact Josh Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mystery Science Please join the BPS Science Department and Mystery Science Team for a quick virtual overview of mysteryscience.com. Learn how to best navigate this K-5th grade supplemental science resource during the overview. The 30-minute overview will cover Mini-Lessons, Core lessons, Phenomena driven units, and hands-on step-by-step activities. Do not hesitate to come with questions. After school sessions are scheduled 9/27 3:30pm, 9/29 4pm, 10/5 3:30pm, 10/7 3pm. Look for it on Teach Point. Pick one at a time that works for you. A Zoom link will be provided after registration.
Legends of Learning Join the Math and Science Departments and Legends of Learning team for a comprehensive overview of the game-based platform: learn how to get students set up, create assignments and manage assignments, view student data, and more! The session also highlights best practices of using Legends and provides guidance surrounding how to best integrate Legends with existing resources. Four separate 75-minute virtual sessions have been scheduled on 9/28 4pm, 9/30 3:30pm, 10/4 3pm, 10/6 3:30pm. Look for it on Teach Point. Pick one at a time that works for you and register for a session! We look forward to seeing you there. A Zoom link will be provided to all those who register.
New Science Curriculum and Units
1st Grade Science Teachers FOSS Air and Weather: 9/23
Join us from 8:30-11:30 am in-person at Campbell Resource Center (15-person limit) as we dive into your FOSS Air and Weather curriculum! Experience a lesson as a student and internalize the pedagogy, focusing on student notebooks and sensemaking. Dive into your teacher resources and plan for your upcoming lessons. This 3-hr session is for New to FOSS teachers and we are excited to see you! Sign-up on TeachPoint.
5th Grade Science Teachers FOSS Earth & Sun: 9/23
Join us from 12:30-3:30 pm in-person at Campbell Resource Center (15-person limit) as we dive into your FOSS Earth & Sun curriculum! Experience a lesson as a student and internalize the pedagogy, focusing on student notebooks and sensemaking. Dive into your teacher resources and plan for your upcoming lessons. This 3-hr session is for New to FOSS teachers and we are excited to see you! Sign-up on TeachPoint.
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