Teacher Summer Institute has ended
Welcome to Teacher Summer Institute 2017!  For the first time ever, Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union are co-hosting an academic conference for teachers.  TSI will focus on highlighting the best practices of some of our most passionate urban educators across BPS.  Teachers, central office staff, and valued members of our community will join together to help bring a shared vision for instruction to life across the district. Please note, this is open to all educators, and is not exclusively for new teachers. We hope to see you there!  

Amy Sallen

Boston Public Schools
Visual Arts K1-8
Lyndon Elementary School
I have been teaching Art in BPS for 25 years. I studied painting at Boston University, undergraduate and graduate. I am  a narrative oil painter and received a Fund For Excellence Grant in 2006. For four years, I have been taking Level one and two of a Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Professional Development at the Gardner Museum. I was very excited to finally find a method of introducing Art to my students where they would discuss the work and in the process make their own personal connections. I have presented professionally for BPS, on a state and national level. Last year, I adapted the VTS script so that it would be accessible to Special Education students. The process I will be presenting was adopted by The Gardner Museum. This year, I am researching inclusion and equity in the art room. On my own, I love to read history, watch film noir. and listen to all kinds of live music.