Find your people.

The Educator Exchange is an ongoing series of free, monthly in-person networking events for PK-12 educators in Massachusetts. Come share ideas, learn about new resources, and build relationships with educators across different schools. Each month focuses on a different topic the Teacher Collaborative community has suggested and offers unique resources and access to local experts and innovators.

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: mini professional learning sessions on rotating topics (storytelling, ed policy, grantwriting, etc.)

  • 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

What’s coming up at the Educator Exchange…

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The Hunt for What Matters

Thursday, September 20th

4:00 - 7:00pm (drop-in)

Shah Family Foundation, 353 Newbury Street, Boston

It's a new school year and we're on the hunt for what matters most to teachers and their students! We want to know how you’re planning to take the 2018-19 school year from good to magical. Come share your ideas, interests, and thoughts on how this awesome community of educators can support you.

Sign up for a 15 minute chat with our office hours guests to share your ideas, ask questions, get advice, and learn more about their work:

  • Jamil Siddiqui, Massachusetts 2019 Teacher of the Year.

  • Meagan Comb, Director of Educator Effectiveness at the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • Kate Dobin, Senior Program Officer for Education at the Barr Foundation.

  • Alison Stevens, Senior Director of School-Based Investments at EdVestors.

New! This month, we’re also piloting something new at the Educator Exchange—check out the Storytelling Pop-Up led by 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee. Similar to bite-sized PD, Pop-Ups are intended to be quick, collaborative learning opportunities at the Educator Exchange.This 30 minute drop-in learning session will share tips and strategies for effective storytelling along with a chance to practice your story and take-away resources to share back at your school. No sign up required, just RSVP for the Educator Exchange. The Pop-Up session runs from 6:00-6:30pm.

All attendees will receive a Donors Choose gift card to jump start a need in their classrooms. As always, free snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The first 25 RSVP's will also receive a free parking voucher.

Join the Hunt for What Matters online! Fill in the blank: “I really wish I knew a teacher who is good at ______________”

SAVE THE DATE! 

Upcoming Educator Exchange events. RSVP links will be added as event details become finalized.

  • Thursday, October 18th: The Wonder of Learning: Early Childhood Education & Student-Centered Learning (Wheelock College, Boston)

  • Thursday, November 15th: Wellness & Self-Care for Educators (Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville)