Summer Conference

Looking for suggestions for the MTA Summer Conference? We have something for everyone. Click on the links below to see workshops grouped by topic.

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CLASSROOM MANAGMENT

  • 28 Classroom Management Refresher for Veteran Teachers
  • 45 New Tools: Strategies to Assist Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges
  • 66 Managing the Inspired Classroom: Elementary Grades
  • 97 Managing the Inspired Classroom: Middle and High School
  • 129 Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Management Program
  • 134 Don't Be Driven to Distraction
  • 139 Behavior Management Tips and Techniques for Young Learners
  • 166 "I'm In My Orange Brain": Neuropsychology of Emotional Self-Control

DIVERSITY & CULTURAL AWARENESS

  • 24 Racism: What It Is and How to End It in Yourself, at School and Beyond
  • 49 Teaching in the Context of Diverse Identities
  • 59 Using Culturally-Responsive Teaching Practices to Close Achievement & Opportunity Gaps
  • 69 LGBTQ Themes in the ELA Curriculum
  • 88 Engaging Parents on their Turf
  • 91 Building MEJA Chapters in Your City
  • 103 The Legal Construction of Institutional Racism and Its Impact on Our Children
  • 127 School as a Gateway to US Cultures: Welcoming Immigrant Families
  • 132 Creating a Caring Classroom: Use the Book "I Speak Peace" to Foster a Positive Culture
  • 135 Queering Gatsby: Bringing LGBTQ Content into your Current Unit
  • 138 Working with Documented and Undocumented Immigrant Students
  • 145 How to Incorporate Diversity and Social Justice into Your Pedagogy
  • 162 Fighting Discrimination at Work: Grievances, the MCAD and Beyond
  • 167 Gender Diversity: Inclusion for Trans* & Gender Non-Conforming Students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • 34 Research Boot Camp
  • 47 Fine-Tuning Phonics Instruction in an Inclusive Classroom
  • 62 Teaching Emily Dickinson
  • 69 LGBTQ Themes in the ELA Curriculum
  • 85 Having Fun with Vocabulary While Building Students’ Word Consciousness
  • 118 Paired Reading: An Effective Strategy to Help All Readers Read!
  • 133 The Nonfiction Triumvirate: Categories, Styles and Structures
  • 135 Queering Gatsby: Bringing LGBTQ Content into your Current Unit
  • 150 Journalism in the Classroom: From Newspapers to New Media
  • 169 The Eric Carle Museum's Whole Book Approach
  • 170 Using Primary Sources to Develop Common Core Close Reading Skills

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

  • 2 Getting to Know your ELLs: Strategies to Help You Help Them Succeed
  • 5 Supporting ELLs in Your Classroom

ESPECIALLY FOR ESPs

  • 24 Racism: What It Is and How to End It in Yourself, at School and Beyond
  • 26 Mindfulness in the Classroom
  • 42 Zumba Across the Curriculum
  • 43 Parent and Family Engagement
  • 44 Google Drive, Docs, Sheets & Forms
  • 45 New Tools: Strategies to Assist Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges
  • 61 Teaching Students Impacted by Murder
  • 72 Smart Moves! Intro to Neuromovement for Teachers and Specialists
  • 95 Music Making for Classroom Community-Building and Management 1
  • 96 How to Connect Farm to School Projects and Wellness Initiatives for Students in Your District
  • 101 Introduction to Yoga, Props and Meditation
  • 113 Mindful Practices for Students and Educators
  • 115 Smart Moves! Intro to Neuromovement for Teachers and Specialists
  • 146 Don't Trip Over Your Cape: Superhero Survival Skills
  • 157 Going Google: What Your Staff Needs to Know
  • 169 The Eric Carle Museum's Whole Book Approach

FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR LOCAL OFFICERS

  • 35 Building and Maintaining a Strong Financial Operation in Your Local
  • 53 Local Association Membership Processing
  • 78 Membership Database Training
  • 84 Local Legal and Tax Issues
  • 112 Spreadsheets for Locals

FOR LEADERS & DEVELOPING LEADERS

  • 6 Mentor Training
  • 9 Mew Members Program
  • 10 New Presidents Academy
  • 11 Next Generation Leadership Program
  • 12 Organizing Institute
  • 13 New Presidents II
  • 14 Union School
  • 15 Writing, Presenting and Organizing Support for Grievances
  • 17 Campaign School
  • 18 The Art of Hosting: Conversations that Matter
  • 19 Higher Education Organizing Institute: Using an Organizing Committee to Build Power on Your Campus
  • 21 UMass Contract Bargaining
  • 23 Unions Are NOT the Problem
  • 24 Racism: What It Is and How to End It In Yourself, at School and Beyond
  • 27 Understanding Health Insurance
  • 30 What is the Problem with Charter Schools? (also #80 and #130)
  • 33 Changes to Licensure: An Update
  • 35 Building and Maintaining a Strong Financial Operation in Your Local
  • 36 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Charter School Finance
  • 37 Perils of the Internet: Avoiding the Avoidable in the Digital Workplace
  • 41 EdTalks
  • 51 Municipal Health Insurance: Bargaining and Strategies
  • 53 Local Association Membership Processing
  • 56 Teacher-Led Professional Development: Labsite Writing Model
  • 57 Meet the MTA Attorneys
  • 65 Effective Approaches when Dealing with Health and Safety
  • 67 Higher Education Issues Forum
  • 73 Making the Case Against Lifting the Cap on Charter Schools
  • 74 Unwrapping the Mystery of Parliamentary Procedure: Indispensable Knowledge for Effective Meetings
  • 78 Membership Database Training
  • 84 Local Legal and Tax Issues
  • 86 Asbestos:  Yesterday’s News, or Present Danger?
  • 87 Friedrichs - It Still Matters
  • 90 The New Member Connection: Guiding Local New Members through a Liaison
  • 91 Building MEJA Chapters in Your City
  • 99 Work to Rule: An Effective Tool
  • 100 Grow your Association’s Website
  • 102 Advocating for Members in Trouble Under the New Educator Evaluation Regulations
  • 104 Presidents Forum
  • 108 Messaging: Techniques, Tips and Strategies
  • 110 Association Bylaws
  • 112 Spreadsheets for Locals
  • 119 Performance Assessment for Educator Licensure – CAP and PAL
  • 121 Coaching Teachers: Working Together for Growth and Change
  • 122 MTA Communications Open Office Hours
  • 131 Working Together for Student Success
  • 144 Smartphone and Tablet Videos for Organizing and Advocacy
  • 149 ESSA: Opportunities for Change
  • 151 What is a Vote of No Confidence?
  • 153 Teacher Leadership Competencies: Building Association & Policy Leadership
  • 161 Organizing a Local Testing or Opt-Out Event
  • 162 Fighting Discrimination at Work: Grievances, the MCAD and Beyond
  • 163 To Be Adjunct (TBA)* & Working Together for Adjunct Equity

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  • 3 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • 22 Work-Life Balance for Educators: How to Cultivate Opportunities
  • 26 Mindfulness in the Classroom
  • 42 Zumba Across the Curriculum
  • 96 How to Connect Farm to School Projects and Wellness Initiatives for Students in Your District
  • 101 Introduction to Yoga, Props and Meditation
  • 109 Beginner Salsa
  • 113 Mindful Practices for Students and Educators
  • 120 Meditation and Yoga Across the Curriculum.
  • 146 Don't Trip Over Your Cape: Superhero Survival Skills
  • 154 Zumba Toning
  • 165 Student-Centered Teaching: More Than a Buzzword

HISTORY & SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 60 The Wall Came Tumbling Down: Four American Presidents and the Berlin Wall
  • 68 Geocaching 101
  • 158 Women's History

MANAGING YOUR CAREER

  • 6 Mentor Training
  • 33 Changes to Licensure: An Update
  • 39 Regulatory Briefing: Professional License Renewal
  • 107 Regulatory Briefing: Licensure
  • 155 Regulatory Briefing: Professional License Renewal
  • 160 Regulatory Briefing: Licensure

SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS

  • 45 New Tools: Strategies to Assist Students With Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges
  • 61 Teaching Students Impacted by Murder
  • 72 Smart Moves! Intro to Neuromovement for Teachers and Specialists
  • 98 Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel
  • 115 Smart Moves! Intro to Neuromovement for Teachers and Specialists
  • 129 Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Management Program
  • 132 Creating a Caring Classroom: Use the Book "I Speak Peace" to Foster a Positive Culture
  • 166 "I'm In My Orange Brain": Neuropsychology of Emotional Self-Control

SAVE OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • 30 What is the Problem with Charter Schools? (also #80 and #130)
  • 36 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Charter School Finance
  • 73 Making the Case Against Lifting the Cap on Charter Schools
  • 88 Engaging Parents on their Turf
  • 91 Building MEJA Chapters in Your City

SPECIAL EDUCATION

  • 4 Supporting Students with Special Needs in Your Classroom
  • 81 Autism, Social Communication and Self-Regulation (also 105)

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH)

  • 1 Learning Math as a Creative Experience with Spreadsheets
  • 7 Teaching Math in Small Groups
  • 8 Reverse-Engineering Portfolio Project
  • 25 Writing for Math and Science Middle and High School Teachers
  • 68 Geocaching 101
  • 92 Math Without Numbers
  • 94 Building a STEAM Foundation in K-2 with Standards-Aligned, Hands-On EdTech
  • 111 Modern Physics in the Classroom: Particle Science from Bosons to Big Bang
  • 125 Mathematics: Strategies to Reach Struggling Learners
  • 136 K-12 Mathematical Shifts: What You Absolutely Must Know As a Math Educator
  • 152 There's an App For That
  • 171 Maker Math: Math Workshop

TEACHING & LEARNING

  • 29 Hand it Over!  Increasing Choice and Control for Students in the Classroom
  • 31 Using Social Media as a Path to Professional Learning
  • 34 Research Boot Camp
  • 38 Copiloting: A Toolbox for First-Time and Aspiring Cooperating Teachers
  • 43 Parent and Family Engagement
  • 50 A Practical Approach to Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom
  • 54 Meaningful Measures of Student Learning
  • 56 Teacher-Led Professional Development: Labsite Writing Model
  • 93 Because One Size Doesn't Fit All: Engaging Students Using Differentiation
  • 123 Watch Me Tech: Tech Infused Teaching through a UDL Lens
  • 124 Using Teacher-Made Feedback Surveys in the Classroom
  • 128 Perspectives on Global Education
  • 143 Exploring Cultural Values via Film, Literature and Speeches
  • 153 Teacher Leadership Competencies: Building Association & Policy Leadership
  • 156 Changing School Culture: Some Assembly Required
  • 159 Reflect for Success
  • 165 Student-Centered Teaching: More Than a Buzzword
  • 168 Differentiated Instruction

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY

  • 44 Google Drive, Docs, Sheets & Forms
  • 55 Game On
  • 68 Geocaching 101
  • 123 Watch Me Tech: Tech Infused Teaching through a UDL Lens
  • 147 WordPress for Beginners
  • 157 Going Google: What Your Staff Needs to Know
  • 172 Grading with Google Apps

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

  • 95 Music Making for Classroom Community-Building and Management 1
  • 109 Beginner Salsa
  • 137 Making Music for Learning in the General Classroom