- AFT Member Benefit Virtual Workshops
- The Examined Life: Greek Travel and Study Opportunity
Registration is now open for the 2023 THE EXAMINED LIFE: Greek Studies in the Schools program. The program includes a Study Tour of Greece, April 14-23, 2023, interesting and vibrant Saturday morning seminars, and the opportunity to earn 3 graduate credits through Framingham State University. Details can be found at www.teachgreece.org or by contacting Mary Kemper, Executive Director, at email@example.com. Generous stipends are available for qualified educators.
- Observation and Feedback Course
Be a stronger evaluator, coach, and colleague by learning ways to support teachers’ growth through observing and giving feedback. 1 ALC or 15 PDPs. See flyer.
- K1 Literacy Learning Site
How do we embed literacy development in K1 classrooms? Join us for a Learning Site facilitated by K1 educators at Ellison Parks & Mildred Avenue K-8 that will address this question. It’s a half day professional learning experience where you can join together with colleagues, develop working theories towards a shared question, and see effective practices in action. There is also peer collaborative coaching post-learning site for an ALC credit or PDPs. In-person learning site on 1/27 or 2/3. RSVP
- Spanish for BPS Educators
The Office of World Languages is offering an introductory Spanish course entitled, “Spanish for BPS Educators.” This free course will be taught by a senior lecturer at Boston University and the BPS Director of World Languages and will run on a weekly basis from 1/18/23 to 4/12/23, Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. The goal of the course will be to communicate with BPS Spanish-speaking students and families at a Novice Level with an emphasis on intercultural competency. We will use Google Classroom as a platform to offer live sessions. 11 PDPs will be granted. Limited to 100 participants. To sign up, please fill out this Google Form by 1/13/23. Questions? Contact: Julie Caldarone, Director of World Languages firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RETELL Instructors Needed
OMME seeks additional DESE authorized trainers representative of the racial and linguistic background of our students and educators. To become certified by DESE, please email OMME BPS DESE RETELL liaison Margaret Arlauskas email@example.com who will follow-up on the information DESE requires to become a certified RETELL trainer. Once DESE-certified, apply on TalentEd for OMME RETELL instructor opportunities.
- BU Consortium Grants Program Launch Event
Join the BU Consortium to learn about an opportunity to apply for an educator learning grant up to $5,000, Wednesday, January 25th 4:30-6:00pm on Zoom. Please register in advance.
- Call for Part-Time Bilingual Education Practicum Supervisors
Boston College’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education at Lynch School of Education and Human Development invites applications for part-time Bilingual Education Practicum Supervisors (BEPS) beginning in February 2023. BEPS support Bilingual Education Certificate (BEC) candidates virtually in receiving their Bilingual Education Endorsement. Full job listing can be seen here.
•At least a Master’s Degree in Education or a related discipline;
•Prior teaching and/or administrative experience at the PK-12 level in bilingual teaching instruction, such as dual language education, a two-way immersion program, or a transitional bilingual education program;
•Minimum five years of teaching &/or administrative experience;
•Experience with electronic management platforms (e.g., Google Drive, Google Docs) and video conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom, Google Meet) to foster professional collaboration.
February 2023 through June 2023
•$500 per BEC candidate supervised
•Can supervise a maximum of 3 BEC candidates
Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- UMass Boston Instructional Technology Specialist Licensure Program
This online program is designed as a cohort model of 8 specialists like yourself, starting summer 2023 for one academic year. You will get the latest skills and competencies in the areas of computer technology in education, e-learning design, assistive technology plus an internship experience where you will work closely with a colleague(s) from your own school/district on a mutually agreed upon project.
We will be hosting a virtual open house on January 30, 2023, from 4-5 p.m. Eastern to talk more about this exciting opportunity that will enhance your career!
If you are interested in attending our open house, contact Fran Keefe, Coordinator, Admissions, Instructional Design at: Fran.Keefe@umb.edu She will send you the zoom link.
- BPS/BTU National Board Candidate Support
Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher
Are you interested in starting the process of National Board Certification? It is not too late!
Please complete our registration form to enroll, or contact us at email@example.com.
The BPS/BTU National Board Program currently has multiple types of support available including the following:
1. Overview of National Board seminars
2. Cohorts that are supported by NBCTs from BPS
3. Candidate Drop-In Sessions
4. Readers who are NBCTs help you review your final drafts of components 2-4.
We hope that you decide to start the process of joining the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers in Boston Public Schools. Please complete our registration form to enroll, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Google form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesPYAdqEJrKHI-Nq9E03AQurkB_BVa7r3-mUiYGOIyGBsOOg/viewform
- Apply for 4 Free Graduate Credits!
BPS 6-12 grade teachers will learn about equitable literacy & customize Boston University’s Certificate in Literacy Intervention for BPS teachers. Classes will take place in-person twice a month. Learn more and apply at bit.ly/EquitableLiteracyCourse
- BRAVE Spaces for BIPOC Educators
Students of diverse races need to see themselves reflected in their K-12 education, from the books they read to the stories that are told from the front of the classroom. They also need to see themselves reflected in people who hold positions of power in schools.
Join us for a lively panel discussion with movers and shakers who are at the heart of the anti-racism in education movement in MA.
- Thinking Maps PD
Learn about Thinking Maps in this PDP-eligible training and apply these visual tools to your lesson plans in order to help students understand abstract academic concepts. The course will have differentiated sections for teams of teachers working in: elementary, secondary, and SLIFE. Sign up on Vector!
- Middle Grades Edcamp
Middle Grades Edcamp 2/2: Teaching grades 6-8 is full of unique delights and unique challenges. So many of us are doing our best to make it work, but we are stronger when we collaborate. Let’s join together for an Edcamp to talk about how to support middle grades students and their educators. On Thursday, February 2 the BPS/BTU Telescope Network is hosting a virtual Edcamp on Zoom from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Teachers, paras, and other middle grades educators can share your questions and challenges, connect with colleagues from across Boston, and discuss solutions. Participants will earn 2 PD hours. Register and help spread the word!