Virtual Summer Conference 2021

Welcome to the Massachusetts Teachers Association's Summer Conference! In addition to our usual union education and professional development sessions, we’re pleased to provide many wonderful new offerings, including a speaker series, town halls, movie nights, and more!

summer conference 2021Reimagining Public Education: Educating with Joy

Registration for all programs is now open. 

The MTA Division of Training & Professional Learning invites you to join us for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference.

July 9 through August 13, join MTA members for an exciting array of virtual workshops and an in-person statewide Listening Tour. Share your joys, challenges, and silver-linings about educating through the pandemic. Our students, families and communities have experienced much sadness and loss, but our commitment to educate with joy has helped us to prevail.

Take some time to reset and refresh before the start of the 2021-22 school year! Just like last year’s Summer Conference, all this year’s workshops and events are being offered free of charge to MTA members.

In-person Special Events

August 01 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM MTA Member BBQ and Family Cookout

Bargaining Fundamentals

August 03 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bargaining Fundamentals Session 3

New Presidents Leadership Academy

New Member Program

August 02 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM New Member Program Session 1
August 03 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM New Member Program Session 2

NEA Strike and Walk Out Toolkit

Building a Health and Safety Committee

Union Skills & Leadership Workshops

August 05 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Coordinated Bargaining Councils

PDP Courses

Full: Sign up for waiting list
Full: Sign up for waiting list
Full: Sign up for waiting list
Full: Sign up for waiting list

Brave Conversations: Cultivating Alternatives to White Supremacy Culture

Racial & Social Justice Programming

August 12 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Movie Night: A Reckoning in Boston

Licensure Workshops

Self-Care Programming

July 29 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zumba Dance Fitness Session 3
August 03 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Yoga for All Session 4
August 05 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zumba Dance Fitness Session 4
August 10 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Yoga for All Session 5


Watch last year's presentations

Spoken Word

Special Program of spoken word poetry by members and youths from Worcester.

Providing Mental Health Resources for All Students

Decolonizing Curriculum

The Moment Was Now Discussion with Producer Gene Bruskin

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