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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!  
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Thursday, August 24 • 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Promoting Civil Discourse on Race and Identity LIMITED
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After a tumultuous year at Boston Latin School around the issue of race, the librarian and 8th grade history teacher created a unit focusing on identity, race, and civil discourse. We selected a variety of media, tools and strategies from Facing History to engage students and help them make connections between identity, stereotypes and individual world views and build a foundation for continued discussions. Links to our presentation slideshow and resource folder.

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Cate Arnold

Teacher, History Dept., Boston Latin School
Cate Arnold teaches United States History I to 8th grade at Boston Latin. As an advocate for environmental issues and as part of her commitment to prepare students as future leaders, she is the advisor for the Freight Farm and YouthCan clubs at Boston Latin.
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Deeth Ellis

Head Librarian, Boston Latin School
Ms. Ellis has been the head librarian at the Harry V. Keefe Library at Boston Latin School since 2013. She received her B.A. in History at Bennington College in Vermont (1987), a M.L.S. at Simmons College (2006), and an administrative license from Boston University through The Education... Read More →

Thursday August 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm EDT
George Sherman Union - The Alley