Telescope Network

The Telescope Network's mission is to connect BPS educators to resources, opportunities, and each other in order to improve student learning. First we find out what educators want and need to learn next in order to best serve the needs of their students. Then we seek out and magnify the bright spots: successful teachers, effective practices, and models of teacher-driven professional learning.


Connect & Share Series

(February 2021) Join us for series of teacher-led and educator-led panel discussions:

  • On Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:00, we are co-hosting Connect & Share panel discussions on the topic "Student Engagement"

  • On Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:00, we are co-hosting Connect & Share panel discussions on the topic "Meeting Diverse Needs"

  • On Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:00, we are co-hosting Connect & Share panel discussions on the topic "Effective Hybrid Practices"

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New Teacher Trivia Night

Join us on Thursday, March 4th from 7:30-8:45 PM for 4 rounds of trivia fun. We’ll have questions on pop culture, geography, and other fun topics. Make a team, or come join a team. There will be small prizes for the winners and bonus points for any team that includes a 1st year teacher or a new teacher (year 2 or 3). This event is open to all BPS employees and their family members.

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Virtual PLCs

Connect & Share with Your Same-Role Colleagues: Would you be interested in joining a virtual professional learning community? It’s a chance to connect with same-role colleagues from across the district. It’s a space to share resources and dilemmas. Participate when and how you want to.

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Spring 2021 Trivia

Telescope Trivia Spring 2021

Our popular weekly team trivia game continues. So far, we've had more than 200 people join us for a fun-filled hour of trivia. These sessions take place on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Join on your own, bring a team of colleagues, or bring your family/friends. It's a chance to connect across BPS and have some fun. Next game will be on March 2.

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Telescope Needs Assessment Report (Fall 2020)

Fall 2020 Needs Assessment Survey Report

(November 2020) Thank you to the 370+ educators across BPS from who took our our Fall 2020 survey. You told us how we can support educators and families in remote and hybrid learning. Here is our preliminary report. Four main priorities emerged from the data:

  1. We need more examples of effective remote learning and hybrid practices.

  2. We want to engage our students more effectively in remote learning.

  3. We want to build in sustaining practices and self-care so that we don’t burn out this year.

  4. Our learning and technology needs are becoming increasingly more specialized by role and grade-level.

(Survey Report)
2020 Telescope Annual Report.pdf

2020 Annual Report

(July 2020) Here is what the Telescope Network was up to during the 2019-2020 school year and what we're planning next. Thank you for your support and collaboration during 2019-20. We recommend that you download this PDF file to view with live links.

(Report Link)

Website Contents

Take our survey and see what other BPS educators want to learn.

Information about Learning Sites, Edcamps, and our other programs.

Read about what we've done and RSVP for what's coming next.

More about the Telescope Network and the Tele-Team.

Toolkits, exit tickets, and other professional learning resources.

Other teacher-driven, student-centered learning opportunities.