Published On: September 8, 2021
  • AFT Member Benefit Virtual Workshops
  • 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

    For more information or to register, visit:

  • 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 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 or email Liz Watson at
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