Online Regulatory Briefings

Online Registration

See also 2009-2010 MTA Staff Development catalog.

MTA provides local associations with a series of regulatory workshops at no cost. These programs may be offered district-wide, but only at the request of the local association president. All are two hours in length, which includes time for general questions and answers. The presenter will remain for an additional 30-60 minutes to answer specific questions from members of the audience. The minimum group for regulatory workshops is 20 and there is no maximum. These programs are not eligible for PDPs or PTPs. These programs are not available to non-MTA schools or districts.

Educator Licensure -- 1.5-hour informational workshop

This workshop explains the regulatory requirements covering licensure. It is appropriate for all educators who hold Temporary, Preliminary or Initial stage licenses or who are working under waivers. Trainers explain how a teacher moves through the stages of licensure from Preliminary to Initial to Professional. The presenter will explain how the educator documents his/her progression through each stage and the roles and responsibilities of both the educator and the district.

Webinar Schedule:
September 22, October 20, November 3, December 1 and 15, January 5 and 19, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, May 19

Professional License Renewal -- 1.5-hour informational workshop

This workshop explains the regulatory requirements covering professional license renewal (formerly recertification). The trainer explains the requirements for relicensure for those who hold a Professional License. The presenter will explain how the educator documents his/her professional learning to renew all professional licenses held.

Webinar Schedule:
September 16, October 14, December 9, January 13, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 and 18

Understanding District and School Accountability -- 1.5-hour informational workshop

This workshop is designed to help the whole school community -- including school council members and parents -- understand the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) accountability process. The presenter will explain the role of student test results in determining a school’s accountability status. The most recent DESE’s school accountability regulations will be explained and suggested strategies will be recommended. In addition, the importance of school improvement planning that is collaborative and ensures teacher ownership will be explained.

MTA recommends that any school identified as in need of improvement or underperforming as a result of AYP should request this workshop as soon as possible.

Webinar Schedule:
Available to MTA local association presidents and/or their designees on October 26, November 5, 10, 19 and 24, December 7 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Contact Information

Please contact Beverly Eisenman at beisenman@massteacher.org or 1-800-392-6175 x8362 for answers to specific questions or to schedule any workshop.