Equity Protocols Training
The Office of Equity offers monthly Equity Protocols Training (EPT) in the Bolling Building. EPT gives BPS employees vital information about their rights and responsibilities regarding preventing and responding to bias-based conduct involving employees or students. All BPS employees are welcome. Registration is open on MyLearningPlan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Observation and Feedback Course
The wildly popular Observation and Feedback course is for evaluators in BPS or those interested in becoming evaluators, including peer evaluators. BTU members can earn one ALC if they demonstrate the required competencies of the course. The facilitators are Leslie Gant, Jess Madden-Fuoco, and Mark Lonergan. The dates are April 10, May 1 and June 5 from 8 AM to 2 PM. Register on My Learning Plan. See the draft of thecourse outline and the flyer for more information.
NEW — Review Proposals for New District Formative Reading Assessments
The district has been collecting proposals from various vendors for new formative reading assessments across grades K-12 to ensure teachers have access to actionable data to inform instruction. We are looking for 3-4 teachers to read and review proposals (relevant to their grade span). You will be be provided with a stipend for roughly 4-5 hours of review time between March 27 and April 2. A mandatory call/webinar with the RFP Committee will be held during the last week in March to review the process. Please reach out to Mike Rubino at email@example.com and include your name, role, school, and a short statement as to why you want to be part of the district’s selection of a new reading assessment (a few sentences is fine).
NEW — Take the Teacher Climate Survey Today!
The Teacher Climate Survey is now open. This survey is designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment of which the BTU is a member and supporter. It is completely anonymous. BPS will not be able to see your email address nor be able to link your responses to your email address or employee ID. Your responses will be used to help you and the district understand and improve school climate. Please only complete the survey if you are a BPS teacher. If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Data and Accountability at 617-635-9450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Begin now!
NEW — Essentials Bright Spots
The Essentials are happening in your classrooms and we want to hear about it! Please visit bit.ly/essentialbrightspots to learn how to share your work with other teachers, and to get ideas for incorporating the Essentials into your school or classroom.