NEW — Updates from the BPS/BTU Telescope Network
Learning Site Menu: In a Learning Site, you can spend a full day in a live classroom with real students and connect with colleagues across BPS. Check out our Spring Learning Site menu for more information and registration. Two upcoming Learning Sites:
- “EBA & Collaborative Discourse” Learning Site at Burke High School hosted by Kwame Adams on March 5. Register, and read more.
- “Computer Science: Teaching Beyond the Technology” Learning Site at Boston Latin Academy hosted by Ingrid Roche on March 11 or March 25. Register, and read more.
Needs Assessment Gift Card Drawing: Dozens of teachers across BPS have already taken the Telescope Network’s Needs Assessment Survey. If you haven’t taken it yet, please share your ideas and opinions with us — there’s still time! For the next three weeks, we will give out $25 Target gift cards to people who have completed the survey.
Teacher Leadership Fund: Call for Proposals
What challenge do you want to solve? We are excited to announce the call for proposals for year two of the Teacher Leadership Fund a feature of our contract which grants teams of educators up to $15,000 to create and share solutions which improve the learning and well-being of our most marginalized students. This year, we have two types of grants: Action Grants will support teams interested in designing and implementing an intervention to address a challenge impacting marginalized students. NEW Study Grants will support teams interested in learning more about the various dimensions of an identified challenge impacting marginalized students and developing an action plan based on that learning. See complete information about the program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Applications due April 1.
Online Resume Support
The BTU offers resume consultations and feedback via email. In order to take advantage of this service, send your resume as an attachment to email@example.com. In the body of the email, explain what types of jobs you are seeking, any specific questions you have, and any specific types of feedback you are looking for. We expect to be able to reply within 1-2 days, but demand fluctuates and we may take a bit longer.
Seeking Retired Educators to Support ELA and Science Teachers
BPS has a number of short term temporary coaching positions available for experienced former BPS educators and retirees. These positions are open now and compensation is $50/hr: Network ELA /Literacy Coach and Network Science Coach.
NEW — ELT Supplies Fund
Under the Schedule A ELT Agreement, each teacher in a Schedule A school is allocated $200 with which to purchase supplies. This year, those funds were loaded into each school’s budget in a line dedicated to this purpose. If you have yet to order your supplies, please inquire with your school leader or secretary as soon as possible. With questions or concerns, contact your field rep or Paul.