The Reading Teachers Association represents the teachers and nurses employed by the Reading Public Schools. The organization was created to support teachers and nurses in their effort to promote high professional standards and improve the quality of education for all of the children of Reading, Massachusetts.
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Reading teachers standing up for their students, schools and themselves at the budget public hearing. We are calling on the community to pass an override and stop the harmful budget cuts!
Planned by the MTA New Member Committee
(open to teachers in the first five years of the profession)
Registration and Coffee, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Workshop Session 1, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., (Choose one workshop.)
- Keeping Elementary Students Engaged with Jessica Rosenthal
- Magic in the Middle: Managing a Middle School Classroom with Erinne Silver and Laura Vago
- Classroom Management: High School with Kathryn Procter, Emma Hensler and Zena Link
- Licensure Basics for New Teachers with Beth Tripathi
Lunch and a Conversation with Ashley Adams, MTA New Member Organizer, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Workshop Session 2, 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., (Choose one workshop.)
- It’s Not Just Putting Lipstick on a Pig! Creating Classroom Resources That Look Amazing, Engage Students, and Maximize Visual Learning! With Gene Reiber
- Tech with Purpose (Advanced) with Diana Marcus
- Watch Me Tech: Using Technology as a Tool of Engagement 101 with Jennifer Maio
Dessert Social, Giveaways and Wrap Up, 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
RTA Members are needed for written and video testimonials and a letter to the editor campaign. Help is also needed to serve as a precinct representative.
Become a Precinct Representative. It is a SMALL volunteer role, but will have a BIG impact.
1. Identify 20 YES voters in your precinct ( you can include yourself and anyone else of age to vote in your home) 20 is the magic number and you are DONE!
2. Keep a list of the names, addresses, cell numbers and emails of YES voters.
3. Email your Precinct Captain as you identify YES voters. Your Captain will take care of the rest.
4. Secure YES voters leisurely via email, text, conversation with family, friends and groups you are involved with over the next 4 months. It does not mean you need to knock on doors of strangers.
5. The week leading up to April 3 remind your 20 YES voters via text, email or phone to be sure to VOTE.
If you find 2 people a week, you’ll be done by mid-February:)
Our goal is 240 Precinct Representatives. 30 Precinct Representatives in each of the 8 precincts. That’s our winning strategy: 240 Reps x 20 votes = 4800 votes. More than the margin we need to succeed in April.
Please think this over and let us know if you will help to bring our community together and ensure we are being as inclusive as we can be.
More information is available at: www.yesforreading.com
2017 – 2018 RTA Goals
- Member Engagement
- Monthly 10 minute meeting held by building representative(s) at each building.
- Members wear red and RTA buttons on first Friday of every month.
- Community Involvement
- Members attend RTA booth at Reading Fall Street Faire.
- Members from each building attend school committee meetings.
- Social Media
- Create a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
Ratified by the RTA Executive Board on August 22, 2017.
All In Campaign
“When teachers ask, “why should I be a member of teachers union,” you might point out that no teacher, acting alone, can affect the changes we can all affect together. “
– Ira Fader, MTA General Counsel, in regards to the MTA’s successful effort to resolve the Retirement Plus issue for thousands of MTA members.
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