Graduate Courses in Trauma and Resiliency
UMASS Boston announces a series of courses co-led by BPS teachers and UMASS faculty. Courses provide an awareness, understanding, and ability to foster safe and supportive, trauma-sensitive learning environments for recreational and therapeutic organizations, schools, youth, after-school and community-based organizations, and classrooms. Foundational to the program is an understanding of the impact that trauma can have on the: cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and language development of children and youth. Courses begin this summer.
Pre-Texts: Using Art and Creativity to Implement UDL and CDTs
Harvard Public School Partnerships, Boston Public Schools and Pre-Texts: Cultural Agents, invites grade three to five teachers to a five-week professional development designed to help you:
- Improve the implementation of a UDL approach in teaching Common Core literacy standards using Expeditionary Learning Modules.
- Understand how to build literacy skills through art making.
- Engage learners in cognitively demanding tasks through the pleasures of creative play.
Pre-Texts is a fun and flexible teacher training program that develops high order literacy and citizenship by using complex texts as prompts for making art.
Sessions will be led by Doris Sommer, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and founder of Pre-Texts at Cultural Agents, Harvard University, Hilary Shea, Inclusion Specialist in the Boston Public Schools and Paul Tritter, Boston Teachers Union, Director of Professional Learning. See a flyer here(attached). Register today at: http://edportal-pretexts.eventbrite.com
BPS Online Mentoring, Session 3 Begins April 6
Session 3 of BPS Online Mentoring (BPSOM) has been posted on www.mylearningplan.com. During Session 3 you will have an opportunity to explore resources related to Literacy in Action and Cultural Proficiency. BPSOM is an amazing opportunity for teachers with an initial license and at least 1 year of teaching experience to receive additional mentoring support. Massachusetts State Law [603.CMR 7.00] mandates that in order for teachers to obtain professional licensure they are required to complete an additional 50 hours of mentoring beyond the first year of induction. Read more and check out the flyer for more information.