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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

 

During Office Hours, you can have a 15 minute chat with teacher leaders and other experts. Office Hours sessions are being finalized and will run from 5:00-6:00pm. Check back to sign up!

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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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! On the heels of the April Educator Exchange, we'll be offering some special treats and giveaways to honor the life changing work educators do each day. We'll also be announcing the finalists for the Teacher Passion Project--a career changing opportunity for educators to connect their passions outside of the classroom with the curriculum they teach each day. (Note: This Educator Exchange is on a Wednesday, that's not a typo.)

Office hours sessions are in the works and will run from 5:00-6:00pm. Check back to sign up!

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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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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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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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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Educator Exchange: Design Thinking for Collective Learning and Collective Impact
Feb
15
3:30 PM15:30

Educator Exchange: Design Thinking for Collective Learning and Collective Impact

Learn more and RSVP for our next Educator Exchange at La Fabrica in Central Square on February 15th. Meet other teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum directors, principals and other educators as we discuss design thinking and community leadership.

We encourage you to share ideas, learn about new resources, chat with experts inside and outside of the classroom, and enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks.

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Edcamp MA Leads
Feb
3
8:30 AM08:30

Edcamp MA Leads

  • 33 Forge Parkway Franklin, MA, 02038 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is Edcamp?

Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for leaders and their needs. What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, Edcamp has an agenda that's created by the participants at the start of the event.

We hope you reserve this date for a day of dialogue and professional development with district colleagues and leaders from all over Massachusetts. All preK-12 school leaders, directors, and coordinators, district leaders, teacher leaders, and state leaders are invited.

Register directly here: https://goo.gl/pHj3e3  

More info here: https://www.smore.com/mcayk-edcamp-maleads-is-coming

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

BEAN Issue Action Team Training

The Boston Education Action Network invites you to join our next Issue Action Team (IAT) training event on Saturday, January 27th! This training event focuses on one of our three key issue areas, social-emotional learning and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.

Goals of this meeting include:

  • Establish a common, shared mindset among current and interested BEAN members around power, SEL issues, and action that will allow effective research and campaign planning.
  • Develop relationships among members to strengthen BEAN.
  • Launch a campaign to initiate research actions in Boston schools and grow our constituency.

More info and RSVP here.

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Jan
16
8:00 AM08:00

Boston EdTalks Application Deadline

Apply for the 2018 Boston EdTalks, this year held in a new location: WGBH studios!

The EdTalks is a platform for you to share your idea and to celebrate with colleagues and friends during Teacher Appreciation Week. The Boston Foundation is seeking teachers with great ideas, interesting classroom practices, or creative solutions to a challenge teachers or the education community at large might face. 

More info and apply online at www.bostonedtalks.org 

Applications are due Tuesday, February 16th at 8am.

Save the date for the event: May 10, 2018.

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January 2018 EdEx: Teacher Leadership
Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

January 2018 EdEx: Teacher Leadership

This month's Educator Exchange is all about teacher leadership. Bring your questions, experiences, and ideas to share with colleagues from across Massachusetts. 

Along with general networking, you can sign up ahead of time for a mini "office hours" session with local teacher leadership experts. Spend 20 minutes chatting with the Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 MA and National Teacher of the Yearteacher-founders of DIY CoachingAuthor Elisa MacDonald, and the Teacher Collaborative founder, Maria Fenwick. Office hours sessions go from 5:30-6:30pm. 

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

RSVP here.

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Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

November 2017 EdEx: Launching the Teacher Collaborative!

Join us for the launch of the Teacher Collaborative at our first ever Educator Exchange--the kickoff of a series of monthly networking events for educators. You'll meet other educators from Massachusetts who are excited to "nerd out" and talk all about education. This is a drop-in event, so come for a bit or stay for the whole night. Along with general networking, there will be small group opportunities to connect with education experts by joining "office hours" sessions, listening to a speaker, and making use of the space for your own small group discussions.

Bonus: Free beer and wine, seltzer, soda, and snacks will be provided! The first 30 RSVPs will also receive a free parking voucher.

RSVP here.

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Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

EdVestors' School Solutions Seed Fund Application Deadline

EdVestors’ School Solutions Seed Fund has an open call out for good ideas from schools (located in Boston, serving a significant number of high needs students) to solve a challenge that’s standing between where their school is today and where they want to be.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 2nd, and the grants are for $10,000 to be spent January to June 2018 to pilot or test a solution in Boston school(s).  The focus is typically on the adult work in schools – supporting teachers and/or staff to change the way they work (whether by funding time for teachers to meet or to receive training or coaching, etc.) – as a means of creating sustainable change in schools.  Anyone who is considering applying can schedule a 30-minute phone call with Alison Stevens at EdVestors to talk through their ideas or see if a particular idea is a good fit by clicking here, or following this link https://calendly.com/alisonstevens/30-minute-phone-consultation.

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Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

Edcamp Malden

What: Edcamp Malden is a Saturday morning of teacher-led discussion in the edcamp tradition. Participants will create the schedule and choose to attend the sessions that interest them

Who: All are welcome

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Linden STEAM Academy in Malden, MA  from 8am-12:30pm (breakfast provided)

Cost: free

Register here: http://edcampmalden.weebly.com/

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Sep
12
to Oct 1

Join the Boston Compact's Teaching & Learning Committee

Looking for an easy way to have impact beyond your own classroom?  Consider joining the Boston Compact’s Teaching and Learning Committee!  This group of BPS, charter and Catholic school educators (previously all administrators) provides oversight and guidance for a few Compact efforts, including:

  • The Boston Educators Collaborative, our partnership with Teach Plus to bring trisector, teacher-led PD to hundreds of Boston teachers in BPS, charter and Catholic schools

  • A school partnership (one school from each sector) focused on better supporting Black and Latino boys

  • School visits by delegations of educators, parents and students to schools where Black and Latino boys and young men are thriving

What: Members of this committee commit to a quarterly meeting of 60-90 minutes with minimal advance reading.  

Who: open to all district, charter, and Catholic school teachers in Boston

How: For more information or to express interest, please email Rachel.Weinstein@BostonCompact.org.

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Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

The Total Teacher Project Teacher Leadership Summit 2017

The Total Teacher Project (TTP), a non-profit organization of educators, parents, and students, is conducting a personal professional development day, Teacher Leadership Summit 2017, on August 14th at Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Experts in personal and leadership development will present at the event, which is planned as an interactive experience that will build camaraderie among teachers and help them to maximize their leadership potential. RSVP and learn more at: http://www.totalteacherproject.com/

Open to: all teachers

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Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

DIY Coaching Opportunity for Math & Science Teachers

DIY Coaching is a teacher-led initiative to help teachers improve regardless of instructional coaching supports your school or district may (or may not) provide - you can get better at teaching by learning the steps in DIY Coaching's model and pledging to #watchyourself. (Learn more here: https://diycoaching.wordpress.com/)

The teachers who have built this initiative are seeking to expand during the 2017-18 by offering the opportunity to get high quality training and practice on self- and peer-coaching. They are seeking math and science K-12 teachers in the Boston area to apply. Applications are available here and are due 6/23. 

Have questions? Feel free to email them at DIYCoachingBoston@gmail.com.

Looking for a more personal interaction? DIY Coaching will be hosting a informational webinar and Q&A session using GoToMeeting on Thursday, June 15th, from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Directions are available at the top of the application.

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Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Boston Educators for Equity Meet-and-Greet

From the event organizers:

Who's invited? Boston-area educators, administrators, policymakers, parents, students and community members who care about equity in our schools

What's it all about? coming together with people from diverse school contexts, backgrounds and perspectives for sustained, honest, open dialogue

What will we explore? patterns of privilege and oppression; our own identities and relationships; interventions and action steps

What's this meeting? an informal meet and greet to enjoy each other's company, get to know each other, and have a role in shaping the vision for next year

Wait, what's happening next year? free, monthly 3-hour workshops on Saturday mornings! Everyone is welcome to the kickoff even if you're not sure whether you can make it to the workshops.

Learn more and RSVP here.

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