Winter Educator Celebration
Join the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston for a Boston-area winter educator celebration! Stay Healthy – Stay Happy with FREE activities for educators to promote health and wellbeing. Join us on Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM until 1 PM at the BTU for:
- morning refreshments, catered lunch
- activities to promote health and wellbeing
- free classroom giveaways
- a chance to connect with other Boston educators
The Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization run by and for educators and related personnel. Since opening its doors in 1980, it has continuously served teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators in all of Boston’s schools, including private schools and day-care centers. Visit the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center website to read more.
Design Your Own Transformative PD: Fund for Teachers Applications Now Open
The BTU is a proud local partner of Fund for Teachers, a national organization dedicated to enriching the personal and professional growth of teachers. Applications are now open for this year’s cycle. Teachers may apply for grants of $5,000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design a professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals.
Fund for Teachers Information Session
The BTU will hold an information session this Thursday, November 17 from 4:30-6:30 PM for those who’d like to learn more about the process. RSVP here or email Paul Tritter with questions.
Conference Just for New Teachers this Weekend
The Massachusetts Teachers Association has generously opened its “Just for New Teachers” one-day conference for early career educators to BTU members! The conference takes place this weekend. Read more and register.
Assessment Leadership and PD Opportunities: Stipend Opportunities
BPS, in collaboration with the BTU and districts and unions across the state in the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Educational Assessment seeks school-based teams to develop, implement, and lead learning about high quality performance assessments. There will be three paid tracks for assessment leadership. A committee will work on reviewing district interim assessments, one will work with the MCIEA on developing performance assessments and the last option is to join both committees. This opportunity also includes professional learning for school leaders as well as teachers. If you and/or your colleagues are interested in participating in this work, please learn more here. Please email Mike Rubino or Paul Tritter with questions.
Member-Led PD TOMORROW: Sensory-Motor Learning for Student Success: A Collaborative Approach
This session will present a case study of successful collaboration between the teacher of a substantially separate classroom for students with specific learning disabilities and an OT to build supports into classroom structure, routines and specific lessons to accommodate varied student learning needs. This collaboration gave each of these professionals the opportunity to think “outside the box” of their own training to pool their expertise and come up with solutions for students, as well as artifacts for many standards in the teacher performance evaluations. Please join us tomorrow, November 16 from 4-6 PM at the BTU. Sign up on MyLearningPlan.