Virtual PLCs

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Now more than ever, BPS educators want a space to connect and share with each other. These virtual professional learning community (VPLC) groups are a space to connect with colleagues from across Boston Public Schools. Participants can collaborate with same-role colleagues from other schools, share resources, and troubleshoot.

Each virtual professional learning community group will have two key ingredients:

  • Google Classroom to host online discussions and sharing. (each participant is added as a ‘student’)

  • Virtual monthly meet-up (~1 hr/month) to connect with peers and share resources.

Find Your VPLC Group

Early Childhood Groups (Pre-K/K/1/2)

Dual Language - Grades K1 - 2

      • Peer moderators are Marjorie Pita, Darlene Prado, and Elizabeth Estepe (Hernandez K8).

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (cxi4ztg)

      • More info


More Coming Soon


Upper Elementary Groups (3/4/5)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

ⓣ ELA - Grades 3 - 4

      • Peer moderator is Edwin Francois (Philbrick Elementary).

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (tcaxbkq)

      • More info

ⓣ ELA - Grades 5 - 6


MATH

ⓣ Math - Grades 3 - 5

      • Peer moderator is Tracy Joseph (King K-8)

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (q5juce7)

      • More info


SCIENCE

  • Coming Soon


HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Coming Soon


WORLD LANGUAGE

  • Coming Soon


ESL

ⓣ ESL - Grades 3 - 5

      • Peer moderator is Glenda Lopez-Schmitt (McKay K-8)

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (ualsmkt)

      • More info


SPECIAL EDUCATION/INCLUSION

ⓣ SpEd/Inclusion - Upper Elem.


OTHER UPPER ELEMENTARY GROUPS

  • Coming Soon

Middle Grade Groups (6/7/8)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

ⓣ ELA Teachers 6 - 8


MATH

  • Coming Soon


SCIENCE

ⓣ Science Teachers 6-8


HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

ⓣ Ancient Civ Teachers Grade 7

ⓣ Civics Teachers Grade 8

      • Peer moderators are Reggie Toussaint (Timilty Middle) and Tracy Self (Young Achievers)

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (x2akyym)

      • More info


WORLD LANGUAGE

ⓣ World Lang Teachers 7-12

      • Peer moderators are Denise Rodrigues Bekler (O'Bryant 7-12) and Akilah Cobham (O'Bryant 7-12).

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (zlry6t7)

      • More info


ESL

ⓣ ESL Teachers 6 - 12

      • Peer moderator is Charles Cauley (Dearborn STEM Academy)

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (hpeqrtg)

      • More info


OTHER MIDDLE GRADE GROUPS

  • Coming Soon


High School Groups (9/10/11/12)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

ⓣ ELA Teachers 9-12

      • Peer Moderators Chandrea Peng (Boston Day and Evening Academy) and Casey Andrews (TechBoston)

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (eii4dnq)

      • More info


MATH

  • Coming Soon


SCIENCE

ⓣ Biology Teachers 9-12


ⓣ Chemistry Teachers 9-12


ⓣ Earth/Envi Sci Teachers 9-12


ⓣ Physics Teachers 9-12



HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Coming Soon


WORLD LANGUAGE

ⓣ World Lang Teachers 7-12

      • Peer moderators are Denise Rodrigues Bekler (O'Bryant 7-12) and Akilah Cobham (O'Bryant 7-12).

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (zlry6t7)

      • More info


ESL

ⓣ ESL Teachers 6-12

      • Peer moderator is Charles Cauley (Dearborn STEM Academy)

      • Join here or with Google Classroom code (hpeqrtg)

      • More info


OTHER HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS

  • Coming Soon


Other Groups (K-12)

Coming Soon

Can't Find Your Group?

Fill out this form if you're interested in adding another group or leading a group.

Choose Your Level of Participation

Low Intensity

Connect: Join the Google Classroom. Meet new colleagues. See what others are posting/sharing. Engage in the conversation when you want.

Medium Intensity

Share: Join the Google Classroom and our monthly live group check-ins (~1 hr/month). Share at least one artifact/resource with the group. Track your hours. Earn up to 10 PD hours.

High Intensity

Innovate: Work as a team on a shared challenge/problem of practice. Document and share your progress. Track your hours. Earn 1 academic lane credit (ALC).

Additional Info/Resources


  • This VPLC is a collaborative space to connect with your peers, share your experiences and resources, and solve problems specific to your role/content area.

  • This VPLC is not another listserv, email chain, or online group with a deluge of unwanted announcements or links you can’t use.