Learn with the MTA and earn PDPs this summer

This summer, the MTA is offering free professional development programs that give our members an opportunity to earn between 12 and 15 PDPs toward license renewal. Member-designed workshops are being offered in special education, English language learners, special education, technology, mathematics, arts, safe and supportive schools and curriculum and instruction. These free programs will be held at locations across the state.

Questions: Jessica Parlon at jparlon@massteacher.org.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER

MTA Summer Vacation Workshops

Workshops PDPs Date Time Location
Scaffolding Content for English Learners and All Learners Using Graphic Organizers (ELL) 15 Thursday, July 11 & then online 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Melrose Middle School | 350 Lynn Fells Parkwy, Melrose, MA 02176
Finding Solace in Comics: Reading and Creating Comics that Support Social Emotional Learning 12 Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Marshall Simonds Middle School | 114 Winn St, Burlington, MA 01803
Transform Learning with Virtual/Augmented Reality 12 Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Marshall Simonds Middle School | 114 Winn St, Burlington, MA 01803
Understanding Dyscalculia and Math Learning Disabilities (SPED) 15 Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Marshall Simonds Middle School | 114 Winn St, Burlington, MA 01803
Inclusive Music Education: Adapting the Music Class for Students with Special Needs (SPED) 15 Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Marshall Simonds Middle School | 114 Winn St, Burlington, MA 01803
Mindfulness & Movement for Everyone 12 Wednesday, July 17 & Thursday, July 18 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MTA Quincy Headquarters | 2 Heritage Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
Using Diverse and Inclusive Picture Books to Connect All Students to Your Curriculum (ELL) 15 Monday, July 22 & Tuesday, July 23 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Armstrong Elementary School | 18 Fisher Street, Westborough, MA 01581
Universal Design for Learning (SPED) 15 Tuesday, July 23 & Wednesday, July 24 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Natick Town Hall | 13E Central Street, Natick, MA 01760
Supporting English Language Learners in Your Classroom (ELL) 15 Wednesday, July 24 & Thursday July 25 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School | 415 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Creating Success with English Learner Students (ELL) 15 Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cambridge Rindge and Latin School | 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Fine-Tuning Phonics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties (SPED) 15 Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cambridge Rindge and Latin School | 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
How to Differentiate in the General Education Classroom to Meet the Needs of Your English Language Learners (ELL) 15 Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. UMass Springfield | 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Weaving Social and Emotional Learning into Your Classroom to Make a Big Difference for Special Needs Students (SPED) 15 Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. UMass Springfield | 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Digital Tools for Supporting English Learners (ELL) 15 Wednesday, August 14 & Thursday, August 15 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sky View Middle School | 500 Kennedy Way, Leominster, MA 01453
Earning PDPs

All ELL/SEL and special education workshops will require additional assignments for participants to earn 15 PDPs. Participants will earn 12 PDPs for all other workshops.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER

MTA Summer Conference Guide 2019

Looking for More Opportunities to Earn PDPs?

MTA Summer Conference
UMass Amherst
Sunday, August 4 to 7

There are dozens of 90-minute and three-hour workshops as well as six two-day workshops related to English language learners and special education on the MTA Summer Conference schedule. Take advantage of the opportunity to earn hours toward your license requirements.

Regular conference fees apply. 

About the MTA Summer Conference