BTU/BPS Collaborate to Offer School-Based Professional Learning Grants
Does your school community have a challenge to tackle or a new idea that can make the difference for your students? Does your team of educators need funding to support professional learning to realize the vision? Submit a proposal for a grant co-sponsored by the BTU and BPS to support the leadership of educator teams. Applications are due on March 1, and decisions will be returned on or before April 1. Access the grant description and application! Please contact Paul Tritter, Shakera Walker or Doannie Tran with questions. See the full announcement.
Tell Us What Makes a Good School
The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA), a collaborative of seven school districts including Boston, is currently developing ways to more fairly and accurately measure school quality, going beyond MCAS or PARCC scores and addressing factors like school culture and teacher satisfaction that matter to a broad spectrum of education stakeholders. Teacher voices are critical in this work. The BTU is hosting a focus group on Tuesday, February 7 from 4:30-5:30 PM. In this focus group, you will have the opportunity to provide input about what should be included in a measure of school quality. If you are interested in participating, please email Paul Tritter ASAP and please include your school and role. Space is limited.
BTU Lesson Planning Lab: UDL
Need a little help with lesson planning, or just want to collaborate with colleagues to share ideas? Join us for the second of two BTU Lesson Planning Labs led by our team of Peer Assistants and Consulting Teachers on Thursday, February 9 from 3-6 PM for “Incorporating UDL into Your Planning.” This is a drop-in session with a focus on secondary from 3-5 and elementary from 4-6 with a brief presentation and individualized support. Bring a lesson or unit plan you’d like to work on. Register on MyLearningPlan.
Personalized Learning Info Session
Curious about personalized learning? Please join us for an interactive informational session about the topic on Wednesday, February 1 from 4-6 PM in the Community Room on the 6th floor of the Bolling Building.
- Interactive Exploration: 4 to 4:45 PM
- Presentation and Q+A: 4:45 to 5:30 PM
- Interactive Exploration: 5:30 to 6 PM
Middle and high school students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff: all are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.