Boston Public Schools – My Pen. My Word. My Future on May 13

Boston Public Schools invites you and your friends to My Pen. My Word. My future — interactive exhibitions, powerful panels, and spoken word to celebrate youth voices. 

Boston Public Schools (BPS) will host an exciting interactive exhibition on Saturday, May 13called “My Pen. My Word. My Future,” that will showcase youth voices through spoken word and workshops that look at the future of education.

The purpose of “My Pen. My Word. My Future.” is to engage students, families, teachers and other stakeholders around key initiatives that BPS is undertaking to improve the student experience, including BuildBPS, the district’s 10-year educational and facilities master plan. Guests are invited to participate in powerful panel discussions, experience interactive exhibitions, and celebrate student voice through a poetry slam performance. The youth writing organization 826 Boston is partnering with BPS for this event. 
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:  Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Second Floor, 2300 Washington Street,  Roxbury

WHAT: Workshops will illustrate the future of education through the entire grade continuum, how parents can become informed about the future of their children’s classrooms, and how our external partners will be critical levels to our students’ preparedness for jobs of the future. 

Panel discussions will include

The 10 Planning Principles of BuildBPS
Moderated by Colin Gillespie, executive in residence, New Profit

Beyond Academics
Moderated by John Riordan, director of community relations and partnerships, Boston Children’s Hospital

Protecting the Immigrant Experience in Boston
Moderated by Alejandra St. Guillen, director of the immigrant advancement, City of Boston.

More info here.

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