Commute to Summer Conference

 Summer Conference

MTA Summer Conference is moving to UMass Amherst. We will be in session July 31 through August 4 with dozens of workshops designed to help you build a stronger local, develop your leadership skills and gain new tools and ideas for your professional practice.

If a stay on campus does not work for you, consider attending as a commuter. The fee for a full day of professional development and networking is $90 ($50 without meals).

Hurry! These fees will rise to $110 ($70 without meals) after Friday, July 15.

Here is a sampling of the workshops available:

  • #15 Writing, Presenting and Organizing Support for Grievances (Aug. 1 and 2)
  • #45 New Tools: Strategies to Assist Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges (Aug. 2)
  • #51 Municipal Health Insurance: Bargaining and Strategies (Aug. 2)
  • #54 Meaningful Measures of Student Learning (Aug. 2, 9-10:30 a.m.)
  • #68 Geocaching 101 (Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
  • #88 Engaging Parents on Their Turf (Aug. 2, 1:45-3:15 p.m.)
  • #98 Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel (Aug. 2, 1:45-5 p.m.)
  • #111 Modern Physics in the Classroom: Particle Science from Bosons to the Big Bang (Aug. 3)
  • #113 Mindful Practices for Students and Educators (Aug. 3)
  • #129 Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Management Program (Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
  • #136 K-12 Math Shifts: What You Absolutely Must Know as a Math Educator (Aug. 3, 1:45-5 p.m.)
  • #155 Professional License Renewal (Aug. 4, 9-10:30 a.m. and other times through the week)
  • #168 Differentiated Instruction (Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Find the entire list and other information about Summer Conference housing and commuter options at

P.S. Commuters are welcome to attend conference socials and films throughout the week and EdTalks on Monday, August 1, 7:30 p.m.