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!  
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Farah Assiraj

Boston Teachers Union
Director of Organizing
Farah Assiraj is the Director of Organizing for Boston Teachers Unions. She recently left the classroom teaching ESL to SLIFE and Newcomers ELs at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA). Formerly, she served as the Senior Director for Research and Instruction at OELL, BPS. She has experience teaching early childhood, technology, reading, ELA, ESL, ESOL for adult learners, RETELL and has taught in catholic, public and charter schools across grades PK-12. Additionally, she is the founder of Peregrinum, a non-profit serving collective communities of educators, students and families seeking to impact social justice issues in education and leveraging cultural and linguistic assets as models. Farah was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching award. She and serves on national committees focused on increasing access for ELLs and provides guidance on national curriculum development, scaffolding tools for learners, instructional materials and facilitates professional development. Farah is a contributing author of the national Benchmark Education ELA and ELD K-6 core material program materials and leveled readers for secondary students.