Published On: November 14, 2017

Teacher Leadership Fund Committee Application
In the recently ratified BTU-BPS contract, the $300,000 of funding for the Lead Teacher Program was shifted to the new Teacher Leadership Fund. The BTU seeks two members to serve on the six-person committee that will administer the fund. To apply, please complete this form. The application requires that you review the BTU-BPS School-Based Professional Learning Grant Program which is a model for the fund and this memo about next steps as we prepare to scale it up. The deadline is Sunday, December 3.

Fund for Teachers Info Sessions — Thursday
Our first informational session for those interested in applying to Fund for Teachers will be held Thursday, November 16 from 4:30-6 PM at McKinley South End Academy (parking in lot off Dartmouth St.). Additional info sessions will be posted in this Google doc. For more information or application support, please contact Paul or visit the new Learning Center.

BTU Informational Workshop on Teacher Licensure — Thursday
DESE has recently changed its regulations covering the Provisional License (formerly Preliminary License) and the Initial License. This workshop will provide information about types of teacher licenses, changes in licensure regulations, and the process for applying for and reviewing teacher licenses. Open to Paraprofessionals, Substitute Teachers seeking a first license or teachers seeking to advance or add licenses. Read more and register. Thursday, November 16 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU.

National Board Summit: November 20
Join NBCTs and candidates from across the district to learn about and give feedback on our emerging new model for candidate support and contribute to plans to build and celebrate our National Board network of teachers. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

MTEL Support and Info Session: November 27
Attend an MTEL supports and information session at the BTU on Monday, November 27 from 4:30-6:30. Sign up on My Learning Plan. If you can’t make it, please complete this short form to help us understand your needs, or email Paul.

BTU Artifact Lounge: Save the Date of November 28
Join other educators to get support with choosing artifacts, writing rationales and uploading for evaluation in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Register on My Learning Plan or drop in.

Recommend a Great Colleague as a Peer Model
Take a moment to recommend and celebrate a colleague who would be a great model for others to observe and learn from with this short Peer Model survey.

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