8th Annual Just for New Teachers Conference
Friday, December 4, 2009, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough, Mass.
This conference is appropriate for school district use in partially fulfilling the obligation to provide an induction program for all new teachers (602 CMR 7.00). MTA will provide participants with a record of sessions attended.
The registration fee is $60.00 per person and includes all sessions, materials, morning refreshments and lunch.
Individuals should register online. This registration form can be printed and returned by mail.
Districts may register groups by providing group members with a purchase order number and directing them to www.massteacher.org or by calling 1-800-392-6175 x8300.
Prior registration is required.
Participants will choose a morning and afternoon workshop session. This year's luncheon speaker is Michael B. Flynn, 2008 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.
Mike teaches second grade at the William E. Norris Elementary School in Southampton. He is an innovative teacher, a teacher leader and an active member of his community.
As a teacher leader, he provides professional development throughout the country on a wide range of topics ranging from television production to mathematics to story telling. As a community activist, he serves on Northampton boards and commissions including the Northampton School Committee.
Most important, Mike is an extraordinary teacher. His students engage in authentic learning experiences like raising salmon to release into a local river, designing rockets launched by air pressure, and developing segments for a television show that is shared throughout the school and with families.