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Register by calling Carolyn or Darlene at 1-800-542-5504 or e-mail, or online through the links below:

Statewide ESP Bargaining Summit

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza – Natick Hotel
1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
  • Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Welcome & Introductions: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • Morning Session(s): 9:30 a.m.-12:15 a.m.
  • Lunch     12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session(s): 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Register Online.

    Raffle tickets at a cost of $5.00 per ticket will be available to anyone who would like to purchase a chance to win an all expense paid professional development training to the NEA ESP Conference in Orlando, Florida, March, 13–15, 2009.
    If you attended the previous Bargaining Summit, come back for new workshops and the latest information on trends in collective bargaining.

    Finally, it is here -- a bargaining training designed for ESPs exclusively. Come be a part of a statewide effort to improve  your contracts and empower our members to act and demand the contracts you deserve. Learn from other members,staff, and allies about key issues in our state.  A must attend for anybody entering bargaining or anyone who wants to look forward to their next settlement.


    Who is invited? All MTA ESP members.

    You don’t have to be a member of a bargaining team to attend.

    Current Trends in Special Ed for Paraprofessionals

    Tuesday, October 21, Hyannis
    Heritage House Hotel
    259 Main Street
    Hyannis, MA
    4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    This workshop will explore the current trends in special education including changes in the types of disabilities, and the extremely valuable role paraprofessionals play in the implementation of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs). Further, we will discuss the paraprofessional’s role with parents, teachers, and administrators. There will be ample time to brainstorm various situations that arise in the day in the life of a paraprofessional.

    Register Online