2019 MTA Next Generation Program – Registration Open!

Please consider applying  to the 2018-2019 MTA Next Generation Leadership program. The MTA Next Generation Leadership Program is for MTA members who want to help make their locals powerful and effective organizations.  It is designed to inspire activism and to teach members how to solve workplace problems through active engagement. More information about the Next Generation leadership program is available here.  All MTA members who meet the criteria below are welcome to attend-whether you’ve been a member for 1 year or 20 years. 

Participation criteria:
  • Active service members currently employed;
  • Have not served as a union officer or executive board member for more than three years;
  • Are motivated by an impulse to help build strong, capable, active local associations;
  • May or may not have any background as a union activist or activist in other organizations;
  • Curious, purposeful, willing to share what you know and learn what others share.
Sessions will be held in different regions of the state according to the following schedule:

Education Association of Plymouth-Carver Office |  Friday, November 2 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, November 4 at 12:00 pm
MTA Auburn Office  |  Friday, January 25 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, January 27 at 12:00 pm
MTA Headquarters in Quincy   |  Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00 pm – Friday, February 22 at 12:00 pm  (vacation week offering)
MTA Holyoke Office  |  Friday, March 29 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, March 31 at 12:00 pm  
MTA Lynnfield  |  Friday, May 31 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, June 2 at 12:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Applications are considered on a rolling basis. This application will serve for all of the above dates. APPLY TODAY!

South Coast Social Emotional Learning Summit – Registration open!

Join your fellow MTA members and other educators at the South Coast Social Emotional Learning Summit onSaturday, October 27, at Somerset Berkley Regional High School.

This free program is open to teachers, education support professionals, administrators and school committee members. The planning committee includes area school educators and the MTA, in conjunction with the Office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn, the Carney Family Foundation, Bay Coast Bank and the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce.

Register here!

The day will feature more than 40 workshops, many of which are being presented by MTA members. Topics include:
  • Bullying
  • Building Relationships with Urban Middle School Students
  • Just Talk About It (Adolescent Mental Health)
  • Responsive Classroom for Specialist Teachers
  • Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students
  • Mindfulness for Teachers
  • Using Books to Talk About Race and Racism
  • Welcoming All Families: Starting a Home Visit Program
  • A Relationship-Building Approach to Classroom Management
  • Cyber Safety: Do’s and Don’ts for Keeping Safe from Online Predators
  • Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Succeed and Avoid Substance Abuse
  • Supporting Immigrant Students in Our Schools

The agenda for the day will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with three workshop sessions and a lunch. The keynote address will be delivered by author and psychologist Mitch Abblett, Ph.D. Dr. Abblett is the author of The Mindfulness Skills Activity Book for Children.
We hope to see you on October 27!