- AFT Member Benefit Virtual Workshops
- TGH Webinar Series
Brush up on digital skills through our TGH Summer Webinar Series! The following webinars are free and open to the public and are geared toward beginner and intermediate learners. Please feel free to pass our webinar registration page along to family, friends, and colleagues.
- UMass Boston Vision Studies Program
The UMass Boston Vision Studies program is currently holding informational sessions for the tracks of students of Teachers with Visual Impairments and Orientation and Mobility Specialists.
- AFT Health & Wellness Series
For so many of us, our stress is at an all-time high. That’s why we want you to be a part of AFT Share My Lesson’s first Health and Wellness Series! As part of our new Health and Wellness Community, this series features exercise, nutrition and self-care strategies to help you take care of you—and some strategies to help our students as well. Bonus: By signing up for a free wellness session, you can enter for a chance to win an Apple Watch 6!
- Wellness Wednesdays
It’s time to reclaim our Wednesdays for our minds and our bodies. And so, back by popular demand, we are restarting AFT Share My Lesson’s free Wellness Wednesday Webinar series. Join us as we collectively work out our minds and bodies.
- Living with Technology: Understanding our Digital Well Being
Remote learning is changing education: how we teach, engage our students, the time we spend online, and student interactions. With this increase of technology use, educators must be aware of topics such as screen time, security (exp. “Zoombombing,” “Spoofing”), cyberbullying, social media, misinformation and disinformation (fake news). The Living with Technology: Understanding our Digital Well Being self-paced course aims to examine the evolving role of technology in student learning and the educator’s growing role in this. The content of the course focuses on familiarizing teachers with the crucial and timely technology topics mentioned above while giving powerful strategies and tools to help students conceptualize the digital environment that is increasingly becoming part of nearly every aspect of their lives. Participants will develop school resources, lessons, or a community event to share with students, staff, and/or families as a final project. Sign up via Teachpoint! For more information click here.
Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership
The Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Cohort. By developing leaders from the perspectives of Educator, Artist, and Community Leader, PSi builds skills, capacity, and confidence to lead innovative, equitable, democratic schools and organizations that prioritize student agency and community partnership.
- Thinking Through Art at the Gardner Museum for 2021-22
Apply now for Thinking Through Art at the Gardner Museum for 2021-22. Thinking Through Art trains BPS teachers to develop students’ critical thinking skills and support social emotional growth through visual art. Thinking Through Art produces measurable growth in students’ abilities to reason with evidence and think flexibly. A yearlong program, it includes intensive PD; digital visual art curriculum for classroom use; and 2 guided visits to the Museum. All components are included in a $100 materials fee and teachers can earn Professional Development Points or graduate credits. Details and application at www.gardnermuseum.org/organization/education/thinking-through-art. Email ThinkArt@isgm.org with questions. Apply by July 1 to join us for the 2021-22 school year!
- Aspire Institute Mentor Program
The Aspire Institute at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development invites you to take part in our teacher support mentor program. As part of the program, new teachers will be matched with mentors to help increase classroom efficacy and retention.
These mentor/teacher relationships are non-evaluative, and their targeted collaboration offers a great opportunity to improve on critical areas of practice. They provide an opportunity for regular reflection coupled with timely feedback, enabling teachers to better meet student needs.
Teachers who join our mentoring program join a community of professional learners, opening up opportunities to network across specialization and district barriers, and to attend other professional development events offered by the Aspire Institute. CONTACT US AT ASPIRE@BU.EDU TO LEARN MORE.
- Add your name to the invite lists or suggest future topics here.