Monday, March 12, 2018

Math and STE Ambassador application is live!

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), in conjunction with the STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), seeks applicants to represent Massachusetts on a new Math and Science/Technology/Engineering (STE) Ambassadors team. Over the last two years, Massachusetts has adopted new Math and STE Curriculum Frameworks. The Ambassadors will be a part of the implementation process. 

The Math and STE Ambassadors will provide leadership in their districts and with a partner district. ESE and WPI will select up to 20 Math Ambassadors and 15 STE Ambassadors representing a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, and regions across the Commonwealth. Ambassadors will be required to attend six days of Ambassador Academy meetings between April 2018 and June 2019. The Academies will prepare Ambassadors to produce deliverables with support from their cross-school teams. The first two Academies are scheduled for April 11th, 2018 & June 12th, 2018 (9:00 - 3:00). Four additional Academies will be scheduled during the 2018-2019 academic year, dates TBD in consultation with the Ambassadors.

To learn more about the Ambassador project, please visit this website.  

If you are interested in applying to become an Ambassador, please click here.

Feel free to email Leah at with any questions at all.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Apply today to be an Ed Prep Reviewer

Every year, nearly 4,500 newly licensed educators complete an educator preparation program and begin working in our public schools. Tens of thousands of students will depend daily on the knowledge and skills of the teachers and leaders prepared in these programs.
Help the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) guarantee that educator preparation in MA results in effective educators ready to support the success of all students.
You can help in these three ways:
  • Apply to become an Ed Prep reviewer!
  • Nominate a colleague who would make a great Ed Prep reviewer
  • Share this opportunity with your network via social media
Past reviewers from a variety of backgrounds have shared the value of this opportunity:

“I LOVE being a classroom teacher, but I am always looking for additional professional opportunities to help me grow as an educator. This was an amazing experience to further me as a professional!” - Classroom Teacher, 2014 Reviewer

“It was a great experience in learning about other people's perspectives and to know what the colleges go through in preparing for our educators in the K-12 setting!” – 2017 Reviewer

Apply now! Deadline is midnight Sunday, May 6th.
Get the application, read the FAQ and see the flyer here.

Please forward this opportunity to friends and colleagues who may also be interested. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at