Unafraid Educator Grant Lead (Stipended Position)
We are hiring three BTU members to be Grant Leads for this project. Upon completing the project, each Grant Lead will be paid a stipend of $1,795. Please apply here and reach out to email@example.com with questions.
Fund for Teachers Deadline: January 30
Still thinking about applying or Fund for Teachers? It’s not too late, but you’d better get started! Start your application here and learn more in the Application Learning Center or contact Paul for more information.
Boston Oracy Project Deadline: January 31
Join the Boston Oracy Project to make your classroom a place where oral language thrives. This exciting in-person and self-guided cohort experience runs from February through June.
National Board Certification Deadline: February 28
The deadline to register for National Board Certification components is approaching February 28, 2020. Be sure to register soon for NBCT and sign up for at no cost drop in candidate support for both new and renewal candidates. Learn more about National Board Certification here. Register for candidate support here.
Digital Well-Being Course: March 2 – April 27
How do you spot cyberbullying? Are students on phones too much? Does it seem like social media is listening to you sometimes? Join BPS’s Digital Well-Being course in March & learn effective digital citizenship strategies for schools/classrooms.”
Consortium Educator Learning Grants Deadline: March 6
The BU Wheelock Consortium Educator Learning Grants Program application is open. Completed applications are due March 6th. Educators can apply for grants of up to $5,000 for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more about the grant program on the BU Wheelock Consortium website and contact Theresa Garcia de Quevedo (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
BTU Paraprofessionals & School-related Personnel Annual Conference: April 4
Save the date for the annual conference! Planned workshops include why building positive relationships matters, OSHA protections, survival tips for PSRPS and member benefits. Learn more here!
Updates from the Telescope Network
What’s a Planning Group? A planning group is a hybrid professional learning experience. It starts with an in-person session where participants have a chance to share resources and make connections. It also includes monthly virtual check-in sessions. Participants are eligible to earn an academic ladder credit (ALC) if they create a portfolio of their work. Two groups are starting soon.
- Project Based Learning (PBL) Planning Group: Join colleagues on January 30 at Roxbury Innovation Center (Bruce Bolling Building 2nd floor) for a PBL teacher planning group. The topic for this group is, “How do we create authentic project-based learning (PBL) tasks that increase student engagement and ownership?” The first session will be facilitated by Katherine Petta (Burke High School) and Chris Madson (EMK Academy). Follow-up virtual sessions (via Zoom) also available. Best for Secondary Teachers (PBL novice to expert are welcome). (Flyer / RSVP)
- If you have ideas for other planning groups, contact us at email@example.com.
Differentiation Edcamp: Save the Date: BTU and BPS will be hosting an Edcamp on Saturday February 29. The theme of this Edcamp is differentiation: “How do we differentiate instruction for diverse learning needs without wearing ourselves out?” (flyer/RSVP)
Learning Site @ McCormack Thank You: Thanks to all who joined us for our Learning Site in Neema Avashia’s Grade 8 Civics Class. One participant quote: “I was really impressed with this learning session. The piece before the observation was well planned and thought through, the observation was excellent, and the time spent w/ the teacher after lunch was so powerful. I think this is an extremely effective way to do PD. Thank you for having me.” Check out bostonpublicschools.org/telescope in the coming weeks for more Learning Site sessions.