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BERST Academy: Ways to get involved

Baystate Education Research and Scholarship of Teaching Academy

Ways to get involved

Apply to be BERST Faculty: BERST Faculty teach in our Base Camps and mentor members for BERST Bites.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The BERST Faculty application can be found below under the tab “Applications"

Coach or Judge for Base Camps:  For those of you who have completed BERST Teacher Base Camp, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to serve as a coach or judge for the Teaching Slam during the 2020-2021 Trainee and/or Teacher Track Base Camps. 

Coaches assist a Teaching Slam team with designing the session, specifically supporting them to think about innovation, reflection, and motivation as well as the elements of educational planning.  Email if interested.

Present at March-May BERST Bites: Innovation Report-outs – These panel presentations showcase your efforts of applying what you’ve learned through BERST. This activity can be added to your CV, can help you improve the way you approach teaching as a scholarly activity, and perhaps be the path to a poster, publication, or presentation at a conference! Email if interested.

Appear in a BERST Member Spotlight: Coming soon on the new BERST Academy website, the Member Spotlight shares details of current BERST members and their experiences with celebrating the power of education. If you’d like to be featured, the form can be found below under "Applications"


Nominate yourself or someone else for a BERST Award. Awards will be presented annually in the Spring of each year at the BERST Academy Awards Reception.  


Please email for information about how to apply to BERST Academy

BERST Teaching Awards - 2021

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