Published On: January 4, 2017

Fund for Teachers Deadline Approaching
The deadline for applications for Fund for Teachers is Tuesday, January 31. Begin your application and design the professional learning experience that’s just what you and your students need. Teachers may apply for grants of $5,000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design a professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals. The BTU is a proud local partner of Fund for Teachers, a national organization dedicated to enriching the personal and professional growth of teachers.

More Info Sessions Scheduled

  • Monday, January 9 at 4 PM at McKinley South End
  • Wednesday, January 11 at 4 PM at McKinley South End
  • Monday, January 16 at 4:30 PM at the BTU

Please RSVP.

Forum on the Future of National Board in BPS and BTU
All National Board Certified teachers or those interested in the program are invited to a forum to and think about how NBPTS and NBCTs can play a leadership role in the BPS and BTU vision for teacher leadership. Join us on Tuesday, February 28 from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Boston Teachers Union. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP so that we can plan appropriately. Contact Paul or Shakera with questions.

Creating a Classroom of Experts: Opportunity to Earn Credit for Lane Advancement
Are all of your students reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning like mathematicians, scientists, historians, artists, and authors in culturally relevant ways? Join us on Saturday, January 28 at the Frederick for “Creating a Classroom of Experts: Strategies for Writing and Talking in the Content Areas.” Sign up on MyLearningPlan!

There are two ways to participate in the conference:

  • Option 1: Attend the conference only. Spend a day learning with and from colleagues, district leaders, and national presenters.
  • Option 2: Attend the conference and extend your learning by enrolling in one of the connected courses. Connected courses will allow educators to deepen their knowledge and skills, access support for implementation, and earn one Academic Ladder Credit.

What is an Academic Ladder Credit?
The learning opportunities at this conference represent an important milestone for the BTU-BPS collaboration in professional learning because of the availability of Academic Ladder Credits (ALC). See the OHC Circular with ALC frequently asked questions, and please contact Paul with questions.

OELL to Host Professionaly Learning Community
OELL is hosting Long Term ELs Professional Learning Community for teachers of English learners across BPS. We have students with “arrested” development who plateau at one ELD level for three or more years with little to no progress. Through analysis of student work products, reflective case studies, and the interpretation of targeted responses to interventions, students will try to break the code for our stalled LTEL students. Please RSVP at MyLearningPlan. For more information, please email Rachel Chen.

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