Published On: November 21, 2016

2nd Grade Curriculum Forum
Please join us at the BTU this Thursday, December 1 from 4:30-6:30 PM to help us think about a new second grade curriculum. As we begin to design and develop a new second grade curriculum, we need your expertise! What do you love about second grade and second graders? What would you like to change about second grade? What are your favorite topics to teach? RSVP here.

The BTU Artifact Lounge: All the Help You Need for Uploading Artifacts
Need help writing rationales, choosing artifacts, or with the technical aspects of uploading? Drop by the BTU Artifact Lounge! Members of the Peer Assistance program will be there to help teachers with any and all aspects of the process of getting your artifacts uploaded and putting your best foot forward in this critical aspect of the evaluation process. This is a drop-in event. Register on My Learning Plan or just drop in. Registration appreciated for planning purposes. Please join us on Monday, December 12 at the BTU. Elementary educators encouraged to attend between 3-5 PM. Secondary educators from 4-6 PM.

BPS Inclusion Edcamp! December 13 at the Harvard Ed Portal
The BPS Inclusion Edcamp is an educator-driven, educator-led gathering where educators share ideas, practices, and strategies around inclusive learning. Inspired by the “unconference” model of Edcamps, this event brings Boston Public Schools educators together to design their own professional learning around the theme of inclusion. 10 PDPs available. Sign-up on My Learning Plan. See the BPS Inclusion Edcamp website for more, and check out the flyer for details or to share.

Design Your Own Transformative PD: Fund for Teachers Applications Now Open
The BTU is a proud local partner of Fund for Teachers, a national organization dedicated to enriching the personal and professional growth of teachers. Applications are now open for this year’s cycle. Teachers may apply for grants of $5000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design a professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals. More information sessions will be scheduled soon. If you have questions or would like support with your application, email Paul.

Seeking School and Teacher Teams to Rethink Assessment: Stipend Opportunities
The BTU and BPS have joined districts and unions across the state in the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Educational Assessment (MCIEA) in a an effort to rethink how we assess students and schools in our state. We are in search of school-based teams to develop, implement, and lead learning about high quality performance assessments. This opportunity includes professional learning for school leaders as well as teachers. If you and/or your colleagues are interested in participating in this work, please learn more. Please contact Mike Rubino or Paul Tritter with questions.

Winter Educator Celebration: Saturday, December 3
Join the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston for a Boston-area winter educator celebration! Stay Healthy – Stay Happy with FREE activities for educators to promote health and well being. Join us on Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM until 1 PM at the BTU for morning refreshments, catered lunch, activities to promote health and well being, free classroom giveaways and a chance to connect with other Boston educators. There are limited spots, so sign up early! Please RSVP online today and email here with questions. See the flyer for more information. The Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization run by and for educators and related personnel. Since opening its doors in 1980, it has continuously served teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators in all of Boston’s schools, including private schools and day-care centers. Visit the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center website to read more.

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