Find your people.
The Educator Exchange is an ongoing series of monthly in-person networking events for educators in Massachusetts. These free drop-in events allow you to meet other teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum directors, principals and other educators in an informal environment.
Along with general networking, choose as many of the following that interest you and have fun!
- Office Hours: 15-minute chats with local experts and innovators who can offer advice and inspiration
- Pop-Ups: start your own pop-up conversation on a topic that matters to you
- Take-Aways: grab handouts and resources that you can bring back to your school
- Pose a Question/Get an Answer: exchange ideas with each other--your best resource
- Business Cards: print your own business cards at a discount through our partnership with MOO printing
- Bonus: enjoy complimentary snacks, beer, wine, seltzer, soda, and door prizes
Next Educator Exchange
THEME: Culturally Responsive Teaching
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:00 - 7:00pm (drop-in)
Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St., Boston
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?
After you RSVP, sign up for an office hours session with local experts and innovators. This month's office hours sessions include the chance to chat with:
- Aaliyah El-Amin, practitioner and researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education committed to ensuring that educators have the knowledge and tools they need to disrupt systems of oppression.
- Randyl Wilkerson and Alison Mann, teachers at Gardner Pilot Academy in Boston Public Schools. They're leading PD on identifying racial bias in curricular materials and members of their school's Anti-Racism Task Force.
- Rachel Weinstein, Chief Collaboration Officer at the Boston Compact. Dedicated to better serving Black and Latino boys, English learners, and students with disabilities, the Compact brings together Boston Public Schools, charters, and Catholic school educators to problem solve around instructional and operational challenges.
- Ulana Ainsworth and Zoe Masters, teachers in Boston Public Schools and co-leaders of Boston Educators for Equity (BEE). BEE is a seminar style learning experience for educators focused on self-work and equity through which they create change across schools in the Greater Boston area.
All attendees will also have FREE entry to the Museum of African American History from 4:00-5:00pm (the museum closes at 5pm).
Bonus: Free beer, wine, seltzer, soda, and snacks will be provided! Door prizes awarded at 6pm. The first 25 RSVPs will also receive a free parking voucher.
As always, the Educator Exchange is free and open to all current MA PK-12 educators.
SAVE THE DATE: UPCOMING EDUCATOR EXCHANGES
As soon as we finalize logistics, we will post RSVP information for these events:
- May 10th, 2018: Teacher Leadership & Collaboration (Holyoke Children's Museum, 444 Dwight Street, Holyoke)
- Date change: May 16th, 2018 (it's a Wednesday!): Teacher Appreciation and the Teacher Passion Project (The Shah Family Foundation, 353 Newbury Street, Boston)
- June 7th, 2018: Blended Learning (Learn Launch, 281 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston)
- July: No Educator Exchange. But we're always up for a meet up! Be in touch.
- August 30th, 2018: EdTech, a joint event with the Venture Cafe (One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge)