- Mass Department of Education Webinars
The Center for Instructional Support is providing content-specific support to assist teachers, coaches and instructional leaders with implementation of remote learning building upon the Department’s remote learning guidance. These webinars are focused on the prerequisite content standards and share best practices. They are being recorded live and are in the process of being posted for you to access as needed.
- BU Consortium Credit Voucher: Enter Lottery by June 18
The BU Consortium is offering a voucher for a 4 credit course at BU for BPS educators (.5 FTE or higher). Enter the lottery via this link by June 18. Two winners will be notified via email. Contact Theresa Garcia de Quevedo, email@example.com with questions.
- Teacher & Principal Advisory Cabinet
We are actively recruiting educators for the 2020-2021 cabinet, which will bring teachers and school-level administrators together to share input related to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and leading, and collaborate on creative, culturally responsive approaches to professional learning and educator evaluation In support of our focus on equity and culturally responsive teaching and leading, we seek participants who are:
- Committed to using evaluation as a tool for professional growth and learning
- Dedicated to disrupting cycles of historic racism and inequities in education
- Solutions-oriented and embody a growth mindset
We seek a group of educators representing urban, suburban, and rural districts and reflecting the diversity of Massachusetts’s students. In addition to classroom teachers and principals, the Teacher & Principal Advisory Cabinet is open to all educators who work with students across grade levels and content areas, including specialists, coaches, specialized instructional support personnel, department chairs, and assistant/vice principals. In an effort to center voices from communities that have been historically marginalized in public education, and in light of the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Black and Latinx communities, we strongly encourage educators of color and members of other historically marginalized groups to apply.
We encourage you to apply using the online application by midnight on Monday, June 15th. For more information, please see the detailed description in the online application or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership BPS Fellowship 2020-2021
Founded by veteran BPS educators Linda Nathan and Carmen Torres, PSi is a leadership certificate program for working professionals that develops innovative, adaptive, and equity-focused leaders who integrate education, creative, and community-based resources to transform the lives of youth and families. PSi can lead to graduate credit from the University of Massachusetts Boston and provides extensive coaching to help you complete the Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL), a key requirement for principal licensure. PSi BPS Fellows will participate in PSi during the 2020-2021 school year and will receive personalized coaching support to prepare them to join BPS’s assistant principal pipeline. There is a chance that these positions will be at no cost to the individual in the program. Learn more and apply at at: Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership. Deadline is approaching in May.
- TGH Job Readiness Webinar Series: May 20 – June 8
Check out their COVID resource page for a series of webinars.
- Webinars Now on Demand
- The Big 7: Healthy Emotion Regulation During Uncertain Times with Marc Brackett
- 40+ Hours of Professional Development from AFT’s Share My Lesson
- Bonus: Read this blog on 25 important resources and ideas shared by webinar attendees last month.
- The African Studies Center Outreach Program
View the flyer here.
- Teacher Leadership/Admin Licensure Certificate Programs
Join a local cohort (Cambridge, Salem, Revere) of educators earning a graduate certificate in teacher leadership, or a CAGS degree in educational leadership (leading to principal or assistant principal licensure). Contact program coordinators at email@example.com with questions! See the flyer and program overview here.
- Interim Assessments and Standards Committees – Stipended Roles
Office of Data and Accountability is seeking teachers to review and provide feedback on the schedule of assessed standards (SAS) and interim assessment items for the upcoming school year (2020-2021). For SY20-21, we are reviewing and revising interim assessments in ELA and Math, and creating new History assessments. See here for more info and to apply.
- Restorative Justice Practices ALC Course: Through June 15
Join educators from across the Boston Public Schools to deepen and expand our use of Restorative Justice practices! This course is facilitated by Jess Madden-Fuoco, Instructional Coach at the English High School. The course is a combination of 8 in-person sessions and online learning. The in-person sessions are on Mondays at English High School from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: February 24, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 27, May 11, June 1, and June 15. Earn 4 ALCs or 48 PDPs – if you successfully demonstrate competency in course competencies. ALCs can be used toward a salary lane change for BTU and salary differentials for BASAS members. The cost of the course is $320 ($80/ALC). This course is designed to support the learning of those who are new to Restorative Justice practices and those who are experienced practitioners. For information and to sign up, visit leadwithlovelovetolead.com.
- Closing the Literacy Achievement Gap in Elementary Education: August 17-18
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to understand the role of language processes in word reading and reading comprehension and more. See the program page for featured speakers and more detailed information: https://info.mghihp.edu/closingtheliteracygap. CE Credit for Speech-Language Pathologists available. 14 PDPs for Mass educators
- Debate-Inspired Classrooms Graduate Class: August 10-14
Register for and attend the Boston Debate League’s weeklong Debate-Inspired Classrooms Graduate Class, August 10-14, 2020. In an engaging, hands-on, collaborative learning community, you will work in Cross-Disciplinary Grade Level (Middle or High School) and Content Groups (ESL, Humanities, STEM) to explore the Debate-Inspired Classrooms teaching approach in which students:
- build cross-disciplinary evidence-based argumentation skills;
- engage in critical discourse, with their voices being central and valued in their learning; and
- collaborate with and learn from one another.
- Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program
We are living through unprecedented times and most educators are totally absorbed right now by the challenge of supporting their students and maintaining their learning virtually. But what will happen next year? Classroom teachers will need to revise their curricula and instruction and who better to lead this work than teacher leaders? This is an excellent time to apply to the Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program to gain the skills you need to work effectively with colleagues and administrators to strengthen your school. For more information go to: go.brandeis.edu/TeacherLeadership.
- Observation and Feedback Course
The Observation and Feedback Course is running for the 7th year! If you have current or potential evaluators or coaches who might be interested, please share this e-mail with them. In this Office of Human Capital course, participants will learn ways of supporting teachers’ growth through observing and giving feedback. This course will help participants who are interested in being a stronger teacher, a stronger evaluator, a stronger peer leader, a stronger instructional coach, a stronger New Teacher Developer, a stronger mentor to student teachers, or a stronger critical friend.
Blended synchronous option: meets in Zoom on 5/27, 6/3, and 6/10 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. + online work
Asynchronous option: all 15 hours online/independent work (for those who can’t attend the Zoom sessions on the Wednesdays)
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For more information about the course: https://sites.google.com/bostonpublicschools.org/evaltools/home
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