Published On: August 18, 2015
Stay Informed About Professional Learning in BPS
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The BTU Inquiry Project: Graduate Credit for PD that Matters
We are now accepting applications for the second cohort of the BTU Inquiry Project. In this teacher facilitated inquiry program, fellows conduct rigorous scholarly research on a question that is important to you and your students. The course begins in October. FAQ.  Application info.  Flyer.
AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Program: Be the Change!
What is education policy? How can I influence policy to advocate for my students and my profession? Learn about this and more in the AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Program. Teacher Leader Fellows engage with state and local policy makers, conduct action research to explore the real impact of education policy and join a national network of teachers advocating for the policies we need. See the flyer for more information. The stipend is $1,500. Find out more details and apply.
Professional Learning Grants: Apply Today!!
Grant winners receive a $500 stipend to share their learning in blog posts on the BTU website and by presenting a workshop at the 2016 BTU Professional Learning Conference. See the flyer and the application. See previous grant winners’ work here and here.
Innovate K-8 ELA with BPS and Learn Launch
Boston Public Schools is collaborating with Learn Launch Institute to provide teachers an exciting opportunity to pilot and evaluate ELA personalized learning tools in their classrooms. This opportunity aims to 1) increase student engagement and performance 2) build the skills of our educators to implement blended and personalized learning and 3) to create an an efficient, reliable, and transparent method for BPS to evaluate efficacy of currently used (and future) products. Learn more and apply. (That link is only accessible from BPS accounts.) The stipend is $1,500, and the deadline is August 21.

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