Proposals should be submitted online and must be submitted by January 9 to be considered.
Please Note: You should not submit your proposal online until you have gathered all the information about your proposed session (format, length, intended audience, 50-word description, logistical needs) and presenters (name, contact information, etc.).
The MTA is seeking proposals in the following general categories. Examples are not intended to limit the variety of proposals.
Building Stronger Locals — Bargaining, Representation, Leadership Development and Organizing
Member Representation and Contract Maintenance
Building Stronger, Strategic, Member-Driven Locals
Building Support in Our Communities
Using New Technologies to Engage and Activate Members in Our Schools and Our Communities
The Professional Educator: Educational Policy, Professional Development and Instructional Practice
Professional development workshops to improve instructional practice for teachers and paraprofessionals. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address instructional practices that integrate Web-based and Smart Board technology, lesson preparation for English language learners, strategies for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and differentiated instructional practices addressing students' readiness to learn, level of independence or performance assessment task development.
Personal Growth and Lifestyle Enhancement
Assertiveness Training for an Educational Environment
Social Networking/Technologies for the 21st Century (How to Use: PDAs, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, etc.)
Time or Stress Management
Self Improvement (Yoga, Tai Chi, Health, Nutrition)
Music and the Arts
Humor, Authors, Innovative presentations
Social Events and Recreational Activities (with Volunteers to Coordinate Them)
Summer Conference Timeline
Presenters' Fees & Expenses Guidelines
Online Proposal Submission Form