Topic: Professional Development

Convention 2017 Workshops

  Texas AFT Professional Issues Day June 17, 2017 Register here Schedule (course descriptions are listed below) You may also download a PDF of times and descriptions. 10:30am-12pm 1:45pm-3:15pm 3:30pm-5pm Creating a Cultural Consciousness Kimberly McLeod, Harris County Department of Education Communicating the Union Message Julie Washington, AFT Parent and Teacher Collaboration: Key to ELL Student Success Glenda Macal, FBAFT...

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Got a Great Idea for a Workshop on Educational and Professional Issues?

Texas AFT will host a Professional Issues Day on Saturday, June 17, during our biennial convention, and you’re invited to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will take place at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in El Paso. This is your day to highlight best practices and also collaborate and learn with colleagues from throughout the state. If selected, the presenter...

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Three-Day Reading and Math Academies Offer $350 Stipends for Teachers

In the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature, Texas AFT backed bills to revive and expand a good program of professional development that died out for lack of funding a decade or so ago—the reading academies that helped teachers update their skills during the summer while receiving a stipend. Those bills were passed, necessary funds were provided, and now the...

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Got a Great Idea for a Workshop on Educational and Professional Issues?

Texas AFT will host a Professional Issues Day on Saturday, June 13, during our biennial convention, and you’re invited to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will take place at the Omni Colonnade in San Antonio. This is your day to highlight best practices and also collaborate and learn with colleagues from throughout the state. Each presenter will receive a...

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AFT’s Answer to Attacks on Public Education, Public Services: “Solution-Driven Unionism”

AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the American Federation of Teachers national convention in Detroit on Friday with a call for “solution-driven unionism” that answers ongoing attacks on public education and public-sector workers with problem-solving policy initiatives of our own. “We need to act in innovative, creative, and new ways—simultaneously refuting our critics, advancing our values, connecting with community and...

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