THURSDAY — Teacher Leadership Fund Fall Convening
The 25 teams awarded grants through last year’s round of the Teacher Leadership Fund invite the BTU/BPS community into their learning at our fall convening this Thursday, November 29 from 4-7 PM at the BTU. Teams will present their work in small group conversations and seek input and feedback from colleagues. The event is open to all members of grantee teams and all members of the community. RSVP using this form.
Fund for Teachers Applications Open!
As the weather turns cooler this season, take a minute to dream about your amazing summer fellowship with Fund for Teachers. Have you thought about applying, but aren’t quite sure how to develop a proposal? Start with inspiration from last year’s fellows. Looking for writing help? We can help you with 1:1 support or general information. Please email Paul for information on how to access these supports.The Boston program is open to BPS teachers who may apply for grants of $5,000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals.
NEW — BPS Observation and Feedback Course
The Observation & Feedback Course is running for the 6th year! In this course, participants learn ways of supporting teachers’ growth through observing and giving feedback. This course helps participants who are interested in being a stronger teacher, a stronger evaluator, a stronger peer leader, a stronger instructional coach, a stronger mentor to student teachers, or a stronger critical friend. Courses are November 29, December 6, and December 20 from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Bolling Building, and the facilitators are Leslie Gant (Principal, Tynan School), Mark Lonergan (BPS/BTU Networker and Instructional Coach at EMK), and Jess Madden-Fuoco (Director of Teaching and Learning, Boston Green Academy). Either 15 PDPs or 1 Academic Ladder Credit (equivalent to a grad credit for BTU members). Read more about the course and directions for signing up on My Learning Plan.