Professional Learning and Networking Conference

Professional Learning and Networking Conference


Professional Learning and Networking Conference

MTA's Professional Learning and Networking Conference

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 2

Mountview Middle School
270 Shrewsbury St, Holden, MA 01520

Learn, Network & Earn PDPs with Massachusetts Public School Educators

MTA’s Professional Learning and Networking Conference, the first of its type, is an opportunity for preK-12 and student MTA members to gather and learn how to hone their skills and discuss issues impacting their classrooms, their students and their schools. The 21 conference workshops will focus on the many challenges that English learners and special education students face. Topics include understanding the bilingual brain, navigating the social world and  helping special education students manage anxiety. Participants may earn up to six hours toward professional development points, or PDPs.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. On-site child care will be available on a limited basis. Free to MTA members.

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Among the workshop offerings are:
  • Building Literacy Across the Content Areas through UDL
  • Developing Authentic Language Practice for English Learners
  • Digital Tools to Support English Learners
  • Forming Relationships with Behaviorally Disruptive and Emotionally Impaired Students
  • Leading English Learners to Reading Independence
  • Racism, ELL and Special Needs: Applying a Critical Pedagogy Model
  • Social Emotional Learning in Diverse Communities
  • Supporting the Mental Health of Students with Special Needs
  • Understanding and Supporting Speech Sound Errors in the Classroom
  • Visual Impairments: Beyond the Tip of the Cane