All over Billings, people are grumbling about the state of public schools because when the doors close, and the community is left out, everything that goes on inside is a secret. But what if there was some way for them see all of the brilliant things that are happening in there? Introducing Bragging on Billings. This initiative is designed to bring out the best of BPS by hi-lighting innovative teaching and learning and telling the stories of those who are making it happen.
Here’s how it works: We unlock the doors through digital tools and social media. We let observers in. We let the people with the loudest, most positive voices shout the awesomeness from the rooftops of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and beyond. Messages feature teachers who are inspiring their students to continue learning beyond the classroom, students who are excited about what and how they’re learning, principals who lead with a mission, and community stakeholders who feel pride in the citizens they support. That’s Bragging on Billings - because the secret world that’s happening inside needs to be let out!
I am a proud teacher in Billings Public Schools, home to over 16,000 students and 3,500 staff members. Students in Billings are creating and collaborating like never before thanks to the technology to which they have access, and their teachers are providing them with opportunities that will make them incredible community leaders one day soon!