Connect & Share 2021

Connect & Share Panel Discussion Series Spring 2021

Connect & Share Panel Discussions are a chance for colleagues to come together and share ideas about what's working in their classrooms and in their schools.

Spring 2021 Topics (scroll down for additional info)

  • February 10, 2021 topic "Complex Texts in ELA"

  • February 25, 2021 topic "Student Engagement"

  • March 25, 2021 topic "Meeting Diverse Needs"

  • April 7, 2021 topic "Hybrid Math Instruction"

  • April 29, 2021 topic "Effective Hybrid Practices"

What's the Telescope Network?

The Telescope Network is a BPS/BTU initiative to support teacher-driven, student-centered professional learning. Our goal is to connect BPS educators to resources, opportunities, and each other.

Upcoming Sessions

4/29/21 Effective Hybrid Practices Panels

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Connect & Share: Effective Hybrid Practices Panel Discussion Info 04.29.2021

Previous Sessions

4/07/21 Hybrid Math Instruction Panels

Math Dept Connect & Share: Panel Discussion Info 04.07.2021

3/25/21 Meeting Diverse Needs Panels

Connect & Share: Meeting Diverse Needs Panel Discussion Info 03.25.2021

2/25/21 Student Engagement Panels

Connect & Share: Student Engagement Panel Discussion Info 02.25.2021

2/10/21 Complex Texts in ELA

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Session Intro Slideshow/Overview

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02.10.2021 English Dept. Connect & Share Panel Discussion Info

Additional Information about this session

Why is this event important?

Educators need to connect to one another to share best practices. In the Telescope Network’s educator needs assessment in March, we found that only 45% of survey respondents could identify a “bright spot” colleague who they might turn to for advice or effective practices. In Oct/Nov 2020, only 37% of respondents could identify a “bright spot” or a “humble expert” colleague.

In this Connect and Share event, educators will learn from colleagues and make connections to one another.

How were the topics chosen?

Through an analysis of needs assessment data, Transformation Coach, school leader, and APL input, we identified a few high interest/high leverage areas of practice on which to focus.

How were the presenters chosen?

Presenters are educators who have been nominated as “bright spots” by colleagues or supervisors and vetted by Transformation Coaches and APL Leaders.

Who is eligible to attend?

Any educator is eligible to attend, but the event is geared primarily toward those who teach ELA in grades 3-12.

Are Paraprofessionals welcome? Yes.

Will PDPs be provided?

PDPs are generally only available for experiences of 10 hours or more. Attendance will be recorded on TeachPoint and educators can bundle these hours toward PDPs in the content area.

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