NEW — The Teacher Leadership Fund: What challenge do you want to solve?
The Teacher Leadership Fund, a new feature of our contract, puts resources directly in the hands of BTU educators to address the challenges they see in their classrooms and schools, and across the district. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for teams of educators who want to create and share solutions to improve student learning and well-being. See complete information about the program, including application and guidelines. The application deadline is May 7. Note: This replaces the Lead Teacher program. There will be no centrally funded stipends for a lead teacher in each school next year.
NEW — 2018 BTU Fund for Teachers Fellows Announced
Last Thursday, 25 BTU educators were awarded a collective $80,000 in grants from Fund for Teachers to pursue self-designed professional learning projects. Our fellows will travel this summer to 17 countries on five continents. See the full list of grantees and their project descriptions. Congratulations to all!
NEW — DIY Coaching 1.0 Application for SY2018-19 is Now Live!
DIY Coaching brings together K-12 math and science teachers in the Boston area to engage in self and peer-to-peer coaching rooted in classroom video. This course has the 1.0 designation as we’ve built out a 2.0 course for alumni because we’ve gotten such encouraging feedback from our 28 current teacher participants. Apply by Friday, May 4.
Share Your Thoughts on the K1 & K2 Rubric: April 24
Please join us at the BTU from 4:30-6:30 to share your thoughts on the Observational Assessment System. See the flyer.
Take the Teacher Climate Survey Today!
The Teacher Climate Survey is now open. This survey is designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment of which the BTU is a member and supporter. It is completely anonymous. If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Data and Accountability at 617-635-9450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Begin now!