Each winter, we seek teachers with great ideas, interesting classroom practices, or creative solutions to a challenge teachers or the education community at large 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 2018 EdTalks are now closed. Please join us for the EdTalks on May 10, 2018.  

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. 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.


2018 Application Timeline:

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