Texas AFT
Bridges Institute for Professional Development

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to providing professional development and educational resources to Texas educators. #OurWorkIsPowerful

Texas AFT is the state affiliate of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers and the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO.

Texas AFT’s Bridges Institute for Professional Development provides a wide variety of high-quality professional development and special programs. We serve members of Texas AFT and our public education community at large.

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Upcoming Events

For questions or assistance with registering for one of our upcoming events, please call toll free at 1-800-222-3827 or email us.

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Mindful Being

Mindful Being

Apr 27, 6:00pm - Apr 27, 7:00pm

The Bridges Institute is returning with our Mindfulness Essentials series in 2022! Join Texas AFT and Mindful Being to learn how you can implement mindfulness in your personal life and in the classroom. Beginning on March 23, we will be offering 6 sessions every Wednesday from 6-8 PM. CPE credit will be issued for each hour attended.
Participants will also receive link to join zoom weekly, free 15 min guided practices on Tuesdays at 7:15am and Wednesdays at Noon.
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Past Events

You can watch recordings of our previous webinars on Texas AFT’s Youtube channel. Contact us for questions and/or for additional resources.

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Regional Leadership Conference | Houston, TX

Regional Leadership Conference | Houston, TX

Apr 2, 8:00am - Apr 2, 5:30pm

The Westin Houston, Memorial City945 Gessner RoadHouston, TX77024 Map

We invite you to attend one of our upcoming Regional Leadership Conferences sponsored by Texas AFT's Bridges Institute for Professional & Leadership Development. The Bridges Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing training and resources for Texas public school employees.

Four conferences will be held throughout the state. Use this form to choose a conference in your area. In addition, you may use this form to register additional participants. The cost to attend is $25 per person, and fees may be paid by using either a credit card or invoiced to your local union (all invoiced expenses must be pre-approved by your local union). Additional details will be provided in your confirmation email.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next Texas AFT Regional Leadership Conference.

All RLC Event Times:

7:30 a.m. | Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. | COVID-19 Rapid Testing Health Screening

9:00 a.m. | First Workshop Begins

12:00 p.m. | General Session Luncheon (lunch provided)

1:30 p.m. | Workshops Continue

4:15 p.m. | Workshops Conclude

4:30 p.m. | "Respect Our Profession" Networking Event & Graduation

5:30 p.m. | All Activities Conclude

Event Locations:

McAllen RLC | Embassy Suites McAllen Convention Center

Dallas RLC | Norris Conference Center

San Antonio RLC | Norris Conference Center

Houston RLC | Westin Memorial City Hotel
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Mindful Being: Mindfulness Essentials for Educators

Mindful Being: Mindfulness Essentials for Educators

Mar 30, 6:00pm - Mar 30, 7:30pm

The Bridges Institute is returning with our Mindfulness Essentials series in 2022! Join Texas AFT and Mindful Being to learn how you can implement mindfulness in your personal life and in the classroom. Beginning on March 23, we will be offering 6 sessions every Wednesday from 6-8 PM. CPE credit will be issued for each hour attended.

Participants will also receive link to join zoom weekly, free 15 min guided practices on Tuesdays at 7:15am and Wednesdays at Noon.

Please register here: bit.ly/mindfulaft2022
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5 interested  ·  3 going
Regional Leadership Conference | San Antonio, TX

Regional Leadership Conference | San Antonio, TX

Mar 5, 8:00am - Mar 5, 5:30pm

Norris Convention CenterSan Antonio, TX Map

We invite you to attend one of our upcoming Regional Leadership Conferences sponsored by Texas AFT's Bridges Institute for Professional & Leadership Development. The Bridges Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing training and resources for Texas public school employees.

Four conferences will be held throughout the state. Use this form to choose a conference in your area. In addition, you may use this form to register additional participants. The cost to attend is $25 per person, and fees may be paid by using either a credit card or invoiced to your local union (all invoiced expenses must be pre-approved by your local union). Additional details will be provided in your confirmation email.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next Texas AFT Regional Leadership Conference.

All RLC Event Times:

7:30 a.m. | Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. | COVID-19 Rapid Testing Health Screening

9:00 a.m. | First Workshop Begins

12:00 p.m. | General Session Luncheon (lunch provided)

1:30 p.m. | Workshops Continue

4:15 p.m. | Workshops Conclude

4:30 p.m. | "Respect Our Profession" Networking Event & Graduation

5:30 p.m. | All Activities Conclude

Event Locations:

McAllen RLC | Embassy Suites McAllen Convention Center

Dallas RLC | Norris Conference Center

San Antonio RLC | Norris Conference Center

Houston RLC | Westin Memorial City Hotel
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1 interested  ·  2 going


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Texas AFT Bridges Institute for Professional Development
912 South Highway 183, Suite 100-A | Austin, TX 78741 | 800-222-3827