Each winter, we seek teachers with great ideas, interesting classroom practices you are implementing, or creative solutions to a challenge teachers or the education at large community might face. The EdTalks provide a platform for you to share your idea and to celebrate with colleagues and friends during Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Applications for the 2017 EdTalks are now closed. Visit this website again in the fall of 2017 to apply for the 2018 Boston EdTalks!

Guidelines for Prospective Applicants:

  • Applicants must be current employees of a Pre-K-12 district, charter, or Catholic school in Massachusetts, working at least part time directly with students.  In addition to classroom teachers, this includes specialists, support staff and coaches.

  • Teachers may apply as individuals or in teams of 2-5. New for 2017: Teams may include school-based leaders who can share how they empower teacher leadership in their building and/or support the implementation of teachers' innovations. In addition to at least one teacher, teams may include principals, directors of instruction, curriculum leaders, guidance counselors, etc. All team members must be based at least 50% of the time in a K-12 school; professors, researchers, and employees at organizations that support schools (such as non-profit organizations) are not eligible to be presenters.

  • Finalists will be invited to do a mock presentation in front of a panel of peer teachers on the Boston Foundation’s Teacher Advisory Board.  These teachers will choose the winning presenters.

  • Applications are submitted electronically. You may save and continue your application after you begin. The 2018 Boston EdTalks application will be available in the late fall/early winter of 2017.


2017 Application Timeline:

See below for important dates in the application process. See also the key dates for winners to make sure that you will be able to attend the practice sessions and dress rehearsals if you are chosen.