NEW — Join the Student Feedback Working Group
The BTU seeks three teachers to serve on a working group on Student Feedback in the evaluation system. The group, composed of students, teachers, and BPS administrators will review the first year of implementation, recommend improvements, and plan professional development to support the process in the future. Meetings will be held on Monday evenings (May 20 and June 10; future meetings TBD). If you are interested in serving, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW — Hiring and Job Search Supports Workshop – May 14th
If you are in the market for a new position and would like more information and supports with the process, join us at the BTU for this members-only workshop which features targeted supports in: identifying the jobs that are right for you, navigating Talent-ed, writing a great resume and attention getting portfolio, and other inside tips to give you a leg up. RSVP so we ensure proper supports.
AFT/BTU Teacher Policy Fellowship Symposium: May 15
All are welcome from 5-7 PM to learn from BTU educators who have spent the year researching the impact of education policy on their classrooms and schools. Hear their findings and recommendations on critical issues like special education services, supports for ELs and more. See our flyer and RSVP.
Telescope Network Learning Sites
Calling all secondary teachers! Want to visit elementary school classrooms with other secondary teachers and discuss ways to bring some of these elements to the upper grades? Join our last Learning Sites of the year, you can spend a full day in a live classroom with real students and connect with colleagues across BPS. Sub coverage is available for participants. “(Re)Developing Groups That Work” will be held May 3 at the Mather Elementary School, hosted by Lea Serena. The topic is: “How do we help secondary students work collaboratively, productively, and independently – like they did back in elementary school?” Register here, or read more. Additionally, “Making Math Joyful: Elementary Math for Secondary Teachers” will be held May 23 at the McKay Elementary School, hosted by Katy Briggs. The topic is: “How can secondary teachers fuel the spark that seems to light primary classrooms?” Register here, or read more.
NEW — Genetics and Social Justice: July 10
In this 1-day interdisciplinary professional development workshop offered by Harvard Medical School’s Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd), we will explore the various ways in which personal genetics impacts our lives. Attendees will learn how to include discussions of the ethical, social, and legal implications of personal genetics in their classrooms. Registration is free and participants will receive a $75 stipend. Register online and view the flyer for more info.