Apparently a lot of our members are itching to do some professional development over the summer. Because of the overwhelming response to the district's offer to purchase 40 books for those interested in a little professional development this summer—over 40 teachers at East signed up on the first day, and West's list is growing almost as fast—the union has agreed to match the district and pay for the purchase of another 40 books! Copies of Ten Things That Matter from Assessment to Grading by Tom Schimmer will be available to the first 80 members who sign up, but we're encouraging our members to share them with your fellow members once you're finished. From what we've heard, the book is a lot better than it actually sounds. :)
BFT's executive council has been discussing the option of providing even more professional development for our members in the future, so be on the lookout for more opportunities next year.
Proud alumnus, union member, and educator in District #201 since 2006.
Dr. Hentze is the author of High Finance with Hentze, a monthly blog that provides news about District 201's current financial state.