ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
MTA’s 12th annual Just for New Teachers
Conference presents the perfect opportunity
to meet with fellow educators and get tips on
everything from classroom management, working
with parents and assessing student progress to
addressing bullying and creating great lesson plans.
The one-day conference, brought to you by MTA’s
New Member Committee, will also offer workshops
on licensure, teaching English language learners
and legal basics.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The conference is open to MTA members who
are in their first four years of practice.
NEA/MTA student members entering the final
year of an educator preparation program or
who have completed student teaching are also
Teachers may register online at www.massteacher.org
after October 1. Districts may register individuals or
groups by calling 800.392.6175, ext. 8305. District
payment should be made by check or money
order to the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
There is no on-site registration available.
This conference is appropriate for use by school
districts and teachers as part of induction programs
for all new teachers (603 CMR 7.00). The MTA will
provide all conference participants with a record
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel | Marlborough
D id you know that every MTA preK- 12 local is eligible to receive $750 or more each school year to help students succeed?
It’s true. The Massachusetts Child provides
grants to preK- 12 locals to cover the costs of a
wide range of items and services, including school
supplies, educational field trips, medical supplies,
clothing and much more. The MTA charity provides
grants of up to $750 to locals with 500 or fewer
members. Locals with more than 500 members are
eligible to receive $1.50 per member.
“I’m constantly amazed by the generosity of
my teaching colleagues, who give so much to their
students,” said Christine Mulroney, president of The
Massachusetts Child, which was founded in 1996.
“By taking advantage of a grant from The Mass
Child, your local association can help even more
students and reimburse educators who open up their
wallets for ‘their kids.’”
Responding to the economic downturn, Mass
Child’s board opted last year to increase the amount
available to MTA locals from $500 to $750 per
school year for smaller locals and increased the
sum available to large locals from $1 to $1.50 per
“Please make this the year that your local takes
advantage of the funds available through The Mass
Child grant program,” Mulroney said. “Despite our
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