Wonder of Learning
Jun
21
to Nov 15

Wonder of Learning

Boston has been selected to host The Wonder of Learning 2018  — an international traveling exhibition, conference, and professional development series highlighting best practices in early childhood education. Check out the robust calendar of events and register today! 

https://wonderoflearningboston.org/

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Apply for a Mass IDEAS Planning Grant
Sep
18
to Nov 5

Apply for a Mass IDEAS Planning Grant

Are you interested in bringing a completely new approach to “school” to your community? Mass IDEAS is offering planning grants—up to $150K & 15 months of support—to turn your bold ideas into real-life public schools. Apply by Nov. 5th to create the great public schools that all Massachusetts students deserve with grant support from Mass IDEAS. Teams interested in designing schools in any K-12 grade span, using any public governance type (district, charter, turnaround, pilot, innovation) are encouraged to apply. Learn more at their website.


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Apply for the 8th Annual Boston EdTalks
Oct
10
to Nov 13

Apply for the 8th Annual Boston EdTalks

Boston EdTalks is an evening of celebration where great educators get a platform from which to share their innovative ideas, classroom practices and solutions to challenges they face in their schools.  Tell us your ideas for the opportunity to share them with an audience of local education and civic leaders at Boston EdTalks on May 9, 2019. 

Applications to present are due 11/13/18.

Apply here.

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Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship
Oct
19
to Nov 26

Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship

JFF’s Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative will select six leaders who are currently serving as classroom educators or school administrators in the New England area to comprise its next cohort of Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows. Selected Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend over the course of their tenure, as well as access to an “impact fund” of up to $5,000 per year to support school-related efforts to apply student-centered learning research in practice. Applications are due November 26, 2018.

Learn more.

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Final EDX Summit
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Final EDX Summit

The final summit for the EDX Teaching Fellowship is Wednesday, Oct 24th. Join students, parents, and administrators as the EDX fellows share recommendations on improving student achievement across all of Boston's school sectors.

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School on the Move Prize
Oct
31
8:00 AM08:00

School on the Move Prize

Each fall, EdVestors hosts the School on the Move Prize Ceremony to recognize the hard work of teachers and school leaders and highlight the bright spots in Boston Public Schools. The $100,000 Prize is made possible through the generosity of corporate sponsors and individual supporters like you. Please consider sponsoring this year's prize and the high-profile event. 

Donate to support the prize and register here to attend the 13th Annual School on the Move Prize Ceremony!

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EdTech Teacher Summit
Nov
5
to Nov 7

EdTech Teacher Summit

The EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is a unique learning experience that brings together tested and practical edtech strategies for the classroom, as well as thought leaders to explore what is next in education and edtech. From iPads & Chromebooks to Project Based Learning, Gamification, Virtual Reality and Coding, the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is the ideal event to learn, connect and share.

Whether you are interested in and focused on learning more about specific edtech tools and strategies or want to explore bigger ideas and approaches to edtech, the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is the ideal event.

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Educator Exchange: Wellness & Self-Care for Teachers
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Educator Exchange: Wellness & Self-Care for Teachers

This month's Educator Exchange is all about helping you take a deep breath and giving yourself permission to be a whole person. Come learn about mindfulness and self-care techniques that you can use inside and outside of the school day.

RSVP

Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville

Free and open to all PK-12 educators in MA. Includes snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and door prizes.

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Teacher-powered Schools Conference
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Teacher-powered Schools Conference

Be part of an effort to reimagine education from the inside out. Use the conference to inspire and energize your team around collaborative leadership. Leave with tangible ideas and practices. Build relationships with educators from across the nation and be part of the growing teacher-powered network. Register today!

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Educator Exchange: Wonder of Learning: Early Childhood Education & Student-Centered Learning
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Educator Exchange: Wonder of Learning: Early Childhood Education & Student-Centered Learning

  • Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come experience the Wonder of Learning exhibit--a world traveling showcase of best practices in early childhood education. Explore the exhibit and chat with local teachers about its applications across PK-12 classrooms.

RSVP

Sign up for Office Hours and learn more about this month’s Pop-Up PD.

Free and open to all PK-12 educators in MA. Includes snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and door prizes.

 

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Educator Exchange: The Hunt for What Matters
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

Educator Exchange: The Hunt for What Matters

We want to hear from you about what your needs are for the 2018-19 school year. What topics do you want to learn more about? What supports do you need? What are you focusing on in your classroom, with your students? Share your ideas to help build the Teacher Collaborative's programs and topics for the year. You'll also have a chance to share them with the new MA Teacher of the Year, Barr Foundation, and others TBA.

RSVP & Learn More.

Free Donors Choose gift cards for all attendees, along with snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and great company. Free and open to all PK-12 educators in MA.

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2018-19 Massachusetts Learning Excursions Application
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

2018-19 Massachusetts Learning Excursions Application

Next Generation Learning Challenges and the Barr Foundation invite you to apply to participate in an immersive exploration of bold schools that have redesigned their entire learning model in answer to the questions above. The 2018-19 Massachusetts Learning Excursions, open to Massachusetts-based public school teams, include three trips to ColoradoSan Diego, and Portland, Maine. These trips are not your typical site visit observation. They are opportunities to examine practice, connect with innovators—teachers, school leaders, and students, and explore ways to bring inspiring new ideas to your school. 

Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about each learning excursion and the school host sites, and access the application from the Mass Learning Excursion Overview.

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Apply: Boston Educators for Equity Cohort 2
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Apply: Boston Educators for Equity Cohort 2

BEE writes: "The application is now open for the second cohort of Boston Educators for Equity starting in fall 2018. BEE is a monthly workshop series for a small, diverse group of teachers to get to know each other, investigate our racial and other identities, and talk about how systems of power and oppression play out within our schools and larger community. For more info, check out our website or email bostoneducatorsforequity@gmail.com. "

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Teacher Leadership Summit
Aug
20
8:00 AM08:00

Teacher Leadership Summit

For $49, enjoy a day of learning practical approaches to positively influence others, overcome challenges, and ultimately accomplish both your personal and professional goals.

Includes an Interactive Leadership Workshop on The Influence Equation with Stevenson Carlebach, a Teacher Panel Discussion, Colleague Circles, workshop materials, continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and cocktail reception.

Register here.

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CURATE Fellowship
Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

CURATE Fellowship

The Rennie Center writes: "CURATE is an opportunity for teachers to participate in a review of curricular materials. The Rennie Center and Teach Plus are working with DESE to coordinate a set of 3 panel conversations this fall focused on curricular alignment and implementation.  The three panels will focus on: 1) early ELA/literacy (grades PK-K), 2) elementary ELA/literacy (grades 1-5), and 3) middle school math (grades 6-8), so we’re looking for educators with experience in one of those subjects to participate.

Applications are live now and will be open through July 30th.  Panelists will receive a $1,000 stipend and 30 PDPs for participating in the project, and it’s a great opportunity to build their skills in reviewing curricular materials."

Learn more here: http://teachplus.org/massachusetts-curate-curriculum-fellowship

 

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Teach Plus Policy Fellowship
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Teach Plus Policy Fellowship

Teach Plus is currently recruiting a diverse cohort of teachers from across the state of MA to participate in the Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellowship. They write: "We are in the process of selecting teachers who are passionate and committed to working on education policy issues and engaging in leadership opportunities. Check out our website for more information about our organization and application process. Participants may apply on the website and/or nominate great teachers to join. Applications are due June 30th."

http://teachplus.org/commonwealth-policy-fellowship

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BTR's Joyful Learning Symposium
May
31
4:30 PM16:30

BTR's Joyful Learning Symposium

Reconnect with BTR friends and colleagues. Be inspired by successes in BTR classrooms. Come celebrate teaching and learning successes, eat good food, and recommit to another year of joyful teaching and learning.

Interested in presenting work you've done this year? Complete this form.
Interested in facilitating a conversation about another teacher's joyful work? Complete this form.

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5DP Educator Showcase
May
24
4:30 PM16:30

5DP Educator Showcase

The 5DP Educator Showcase is an in-person event where educators from across all five districts of Chelsea, Revere, Everett, Malden and Winthrop come together to celebrate great teaching, awesome ideas, and inspiring stories. It’s a celebratory evening where you will be entertained, learn something new, and make new connections. Learn more and RSVP here.

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Educator Exchange: Teacher Appreciation and Teacher Passion Project
May
16
4:00 PM16:00

Educator Exchange: Teacher Appreciation and Teacher Passion Project

RSVP to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation week in the company of greatness--your fellow educators! We'll be offering some special treats and giveaways for all attendees to honor the life changing work educators do each day. We'll also be announcing the finalists for Passion to Teach--a career changing opportunity for educators to connect their passions outside of the classroom with the curriculum they teach each day (learn more by signing up for Office Hours). Note: This Educator Exchange is on a Wednesday, that's not a typo.

Bonus: Free beer and wine, seltzer, soda, and snacks will be provided! The first 25 RSVPs will also receive a free parking voucher.

 

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Educator Exchange: Teacher Leadership and Collaboration
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Educator Exchange: Teacher Leadership and Collaboration

RSVP to The Educator Exchange is coming to Western Mass! Launched in November 2017 in Eastern Massachusetts, the Educator Exchange is a monthly series of free networking events for all PK-12 educators. Connect with like-minded educators, learn about how educators are collaborating across districts, and learn more about the teacher leadership work happening in the central and western part of the state (sign up for Office Hours!).

Attendees will also have FREE access to the museum exhibits. Bonus: Free beer, wine, seltzer, soda, and snacks will be provided! Door prizes will be awarded at 6pm.

 

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Boston Compact School Visit Day
May
8
8:00 AM08:00

Boston Compact School Visit Day

Boston High School leaders and teachers: Gather a small team from your school to visit three high schools in Boston on Tuesday, May 8th, to observe classrooms and have Q&A with school leaders, teachers, parents, and students at three schools: Cristo Rey Boston, New Mission High School, and Academy of the Pacific Rim. The day includes time for observation, conversation, reflection, and planning all with a focus on practices that best support Black & Latino boys. Fill out this interest form to reserve your spot:  https://goo.gl/forms/PHSbFrvtK3ySJCTk1

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Online Graduate Courses for  Available for Mentor Training, Mindful Teaching, and Mindful Leadership
May
4
to Jun 15

Online Graduate Courses for Available for Mentor Training, Mindful Teaching, and Mindful Leadership

Mentoring in Action is offering several online graduate courses in Summer 2018 and Fall 2018:

  • Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Leader
  • Mindful Teaching: Refining Your Practice to Support Student Learning
  • Mindful Leadership in Action: Supporting and Retaining Effective Teachers
  • Maintaining Your Balance: Becoming an Effective Teacher

Learn more.

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Apply for the 2018-19 Education Policy Fellowship Program
May
3
to Jun 8

Apply for the 2018-19 Education Policy Fellowship Program

The Massachusetts Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a professional development program for individuals who seek to enhance their knowledge and develop their skills in leadership and public policy. The ten-month program is run by the Rennie Center for Education and is organized around three major elements that shape the EPFP experience for fellows: Leadership, Policy, and Professional Networking.

Applications are selected on a rolling basis from now until June 8, 2018. Learn more and apply. 

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Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership Application
May
1
11:00 AM11:00

Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership Application

Applications are now being accepted for the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSi). Founded by veteran educators Linda Nathan and Carmen Torres, PSi is a leadership certificate program that develops creative, innovative, adaptive, and equity-focused leaders who integrate education, artistic, and community-based resources to transform the lives of youth and families. PSi can also lead to principal licensure and/or graduate credit from the University of Massachusetts Boston. The program immerses leaders in school settings and community-based organizations and employs a design thinking approach to leadership development.  Learn more and apply at: Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership

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Brown Boys of Boston EdCamp
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Brown Boys of Boston EdCamp

The Brown Boys of Boston EdCamp is an innovative meeting of the minds. Educators, 
entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, coaches, mentors, community leaders, parents, and teens of all hues, nationalities, and experiences are all invited to participate in a progressive "Thinktank" in which the incubation of knowledge and ideas drive us to change how we think about our work with Black and Latino male youth.

Michael J Perkins School, 50 Rev Burke Street, Boston, MA 02127

Learn more and RSVP.

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Educator Perspectives and Promising Practices in Personalized, Student-Centered Learning
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Educator Perspectives and Promising Practices in Personalized, Student-Centered Learning

  • Central Massachusetts Collaborative (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All Massachusetts and Rhode Island educators are invited to attend and learn from fellow classroom educators and practitioners about promising practices in creating personalized, student-centered learning environments in our classrooms, schools and districts. Formal agenda to follow. 

Learn more and RSVP here.

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2018 O'Toole Nomination/Application Open
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

2018 O'Toole Nomination/Application Open

The O’Toole Awards honor New England public high school teachers who have served as advocates for and champions of student-centered learning, and who have advocated for student-centered approaches to learning not only in their classroom, but at scale. The Nellie Mae Education Foundation will award up to 12 grants of $15,000 each to advance a teacher’s advocacy for student-centered approaches to learning at scale. From now until Friday, April 27th, at 12:00 PM EST, we are accepting nominations for teachers who have met the eligibility criteria below to receive an O’Toole Award. Learn more: https://studentsatthecenterhub.org/resource/2018otooleaward/

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Educator Exchange: Culturally Responsive Teaching
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Educator Exchange: Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Museum of African American History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSVP to April's Educator Exchange explores culturally responsive teaching. How can educators' learn about and model practices that affirm all students' cultures and backgrounds to create environments in which all students are successful?

Check out this month's office hours sessions and sign up for a 15 minute chat with local experts and innovators! 

All attendees will also have FREE entry to the Museum of African American History from 4:00-5:00pm (the museum closes at 5pm).

 

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Apply for a Grant to Support SEL Innovation
Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Apply for a Grant to Support SEL Innovation

Open now through April 20th, Education First is proud to once again seek applications for teacher-led projects that foster social and emotional learning (SEL) skills in students in grades PK-12 through the NoVo Foundation Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund.

Check out the link for more information on requirements, rewards, and the application process.


 

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Tuning People, Birds, and Flowers: A Performance Lecture
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Tuning People, Birds, and Flowers: A Performance Lecture

Over the last 20 years, musicians and educators Paulo Maria Rodrigues and Helena Rodrigues have studied the ways in which arts and education intersect, creating and touring various projects with Companhia de Música Teatral, their music/theatre company in Lisbon, Portugal. Working with infants and their parents, artists, educators, schools and communities, Helena and Paulo believe that artistic expression through music improves people's lives. 

Check out more information and RSVP.

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Educators 4 Excellence Petition
Mar
27
to May 31

Educators 4 Excellence Petition

Research has clearly shown that trauma disrupts learning, and that school counselors and psychologists can play a vital role in supporting students coping with trauma.

Educators 4 Excellence currently has a petition urging MA lawmakers to increase funding for mental health professionals in schools. Check out more information on the link if you're interested in signing it.

 

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Apply to Host an ECET2 Conference in MA
Mar
20
to Apr 13

Apply to Host an ECET2 Conference in MA

The Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) initiative is looking for educators to host a convening in 2018. ECET2 has always been built on the premise of empowering teachers to grow, collaborate, and lead.

Letters of intent are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 13th. (We're happy to help with this and provide support if you're selected!)

Learn more: and Checkout this video to learn more about ECET2 (and see some MA educator cameos)

 

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