LEARN TEACH LEAD: A BPS Digital Learning Summit
The BPS Technology Department will be hosting LEARN TEACH LEAD, a digital learning summit, on August 10 from 8 AM to 4 PM at English High School. LEARN TEACH LEAD is free for the entire BPS community of educators and school and district leaders to connect, share, and collaborate around digital learning solutions. All skill levels are welcome! Participants can select from a variety of workshops, demonstrations, and discussions on topics like Google Apps for Education, instructional approaches using Universal Design for Learning (UDL), navigating Aspen/SIS, and basic and intermediate coding. Register to attend or volunteer.
Are you a digital learning champion or have a practice you’d like to share? Apply to present.
Instructional Apps Pilot Opportunity for SY16-17!
School teacher teams can apply to participate in SY16-17 pilot opportunities to select, implement and evaluate instructional applications to blend and enhance learning. Learn more and apply by June 24.
From BPS: Clarification about changes in PDP requirements for renewing professional licenses
The expiration date of professional licenses, not the date of the renewal application, controls the required distribution of PDPs for the renewal of professional licenses.
Professional licenses with expiration dates that fall prior to July 1, 2016 require 150 PDPs for the designated Primary Area for renewal. At least 120 of the PDPs must be in the content area of the license or in pedagogy directly related to the educator’s primary license, with at least 90 of these PDPs in the content area of the educator’s primary license. (The license must be renewed before July 1, 2016. If renewed after July 1, 2016, the new PDP distribution listed below will obtain.)
Professional licenses with expiration dates that fall on or after July 1, 2016 require 150 PDPs including:
- At least 15 PDPs related to SEI or English as a Second Language.
- At least 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.
- At least 90 PDPs in the content area of the license or in pedagogy, with no less than 60 PDPs in or related to the content area of the educator’s primary license.
For questions or concerns, please call 617-635-9036.