National Board Certification: Support Starts Thursday!
BPS and the BTU are pleased to offer support sessions for National Board candidates to teachers who plan to complete components 1, 2, and 4. Courses for components 2 and 4 will be offered this fall and will follow a hybrid model using in person, self-study and online sessions. Component 2 starts this week! See our schedule and register here . Join our Network here . And see our website for details on the benefits of National Board Certification.
Deadlines for BTU Fellowships Approaching: September 16
Applications are open for our two empowering year-long professional learning experiences for the 2019-20 school year. Whether your focus is on policy or practice, these fellowships empower and inspire. The deadline is one week away! Priority consideration for early applicants.
Focused on Policy? AFT-BTU Teacher Leader Program
How can I advocate for my students and my profession? What is education policy and how does it work? How does policy affect me, my students and my school? Elevate your voice and grow our power in the AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Program. See our flyer for more details or apply by September 16 . Fellowship stipend: $1,500.
Focused on Practice? The BTU Inquiry Project: Renew, Reinvigorate, Research
Earn graduate credit in this teacher-led course by conducting action research into a question of practice connected to your identity and important to you and your students. Open to ALL BTU members. See our flyer or this FAQ for more information and to apply .
NEW — Student Feedback Working Group
The BTU seeks additional teachers to serve on a workng group on Student Feedback in the evaluation system. We are especially in need of an Elementary/Special Education teacher, but all are welcome to apply. The group, composed of students, teachers, and BPS administrators will review the first year of implementation, recommend improvements, and plan professional development to support the process in the future. Meetings will be held Monday evenings (9/16, 10/28 are confirmed; future meetings TBD). If you are interested, please email Paul .
NEW — Teacher Leadership Working Group
This working group of educators and BPS staff will be developing a Teacher Leadership strategy for the district, so educators can have equitable access to a range of dynamic leadership opportunities throughout their careers. In addition to monthly meetings, activities include conducting an inventory of leadership roles, interviewing teacher leader colleagues, conducting focus groups, and sharing the work with your networks and communities. See the full job description here and apply here . Stipend $3500 (through December 2020). Deadline: September 30.
NEW — Professional Learning Advisory Board (PLAB)
A working group of BPS educators dedicated to improving professional learning for all ill work on advising the Telescope Network, The Teacher Leadership Working Group, and more. See the full job description and meeting dates here , and apply here . Stipend $1,000. Deadline: October 6.
Those interested in being considered for either/both the Teacher Leadership Working Group and PLAB should apply only to the teacher leadership group and use the checkbox indicating your interest in both groups. Contact Paul with questions.
NEW — Program Coordinator and Tutor needed
Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YoFES) is seeking a Program Coordinator and Tutor to run our after school program for immigrant children during the 2019-2020 academic year. The program serves approximately 50 students and is located at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River Street and Cummins Highway, Mattapan. For more information, contact contact Mishella Etienne-Campbell .
Conant Fellowship Info Session: September 11
Join the Harvard Ed. Portal’s Public School Partnerships team and Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Admissions Office from 4:30-6:30pm for an info session. This fellowship funds one year of study at HGSE for admitted students and will be held at theHarvard Ed Portal , 224 Western Ave., Allston. Register here . Contact Paul with questions.
Sixth Annual Social Justice Mediation Institute: October 5-6 & 12-14
Vital Village Network is excited to offer the 6th Annual Social Justice Mediation Institute cost-free to selected applicants. Participants in the 40-hour training learn mediation skills to reduce conflict at home, in their neighborhood, with co-workers, and beyond. Find out more .
NEW — Stipended Facilitator Opportunity: Making Planning Manageable
The BTU seeks facilitators for Making Planning Manageable a coaching and support opportunity for educators in years 2 through five and beyond. BTU members will develop a sustainable weekly practice for planning standards-aligned units tailored to students, context, and content. Facilitators needed ASAP. View details and apply. Contact Paulwith questions.