Ethnic Studies PD Opportunity: Friday, November 22 from 9 am-4 pm
This workshop builds on last year’s Ethnic Studies PD, where BPS educators came together to discuss a way forward for ethnic studies in their classrooms and across our district.
Fund for Teachers: Design Your Own Transformative PD
The BTU is a proud local partner of Fund for Teachers. Applications are now open for this year’s cycle. Use the Application Learning Center for help or contact Paul for more information.
2019 Professional Development Series for Teachers Announced from the Art Alliance
Learn more and ask about PD Points.
NEW – Update from the Teacher Leadership Working Group
The Teacher Leadership Working Group had their kick-off meeting on Thursday, October 17th. This group, composed of BTU educators, school leaders, and central office staff, will be meeting over the next 15 months with the goal of creating a coherent, equitable, and sustainable district-wide teacher leadership strategy for BPS. Click here for more information on the BPS Teacher Leadership google site. If you are interested in learning more about this work, please check the site for updates and email BPSTeacherLeadership@bostonpublicschools.org or Paul with questions.
Updates from the Telescope Network!
- Needs Assessment & Raffle Winner #4: This week, Rosemary Eger Peckham (ELA Teacher at Perry K-8 School) wins a $25 Amazon gift card for sharing her professional learning ideas. Only two more drawings for 2019! Fill out our quick survey to be included in the next raffle–and to share your suggestions for upcoming professional learning opportunities.
- Related Services Edcamp: More than 200 educators joined us on 10/22 for a Related Service Providers Edcamp. See event photos here.
- Edcamp Planning Team: We’re starting to plan upcoming BPS/BTU Edcamps (hopefully one in fall/winter and one in spring). If you’d like to join in planning a fun, engaging, adult learning experience, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most of the planning work happens via email with maybe one pre-event meet-up.
- More than 500 people visited bostonpublicschools.org/telescope last month. Come explore if you haven’t already. We’d love to connect.