Sunday, September 17, 2017



KUDOS to Simone Kivett, one of our active long-time NTC members and an art teacher in Lynn for being named Massachusetts Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award for 2018. 

They state that her "passion and dedication to the arts and creative learning make a powerful impact on our community!" 


Massachusetts Art Education Association will be honoring award recipients at their wonderful annual Conference: Shaping Human Potential at UMass Amherst on November 11 and 12, 2017.

Art Education: Shaping Human Potential
MAEA Fall Conference 2017

conference 2017

Art Education: Shaping Human Potential
November 11 and 12, 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The 2017 MAEA Conference will take place on November 11 and 12 at UMASS Amherst. 

The theme is Art Education: 
Human Potential

Monday, September 11, 2017

Just For New Teachers Conference: NOT JUST FOR MTA MEMBERS

The Massachusetts Teachers Association New Member Committee is pleased to announce the 16th annual Just for New Teachers (JFNT) Conference, to be held at Worcester Technical High School on November 4, 2017.

2017 MTA Just For New Teachers Conference

2017 MTA Just For New Teachers Conference

The 16th Annual MTA Just for New Teachers Conference is open to educators who are in their first five years of practice. Whether it’s handling classroom management or addressing the wide range of individual student needs in their classrooms, this conference has something for every novice educator. The one-day conference, brought to you by MTA’s New Member Committee, will also offer workshops in the following strands:

  • Student Engagement and Classroom Management
  • Supporting Students with Diverse Learning Needs
No charge for MTA or SEAM Members. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. 
Register by October 18, 2017 to receive a personalized gift at the conference! 
Admission to non-members is on a space available basis.


  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Where: Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605


JFNT provides new educators in their first five years of practice the perfect opportunity to meet with fellow educators and get advice on best practices in teaching all grade levels and subject areas. More than 20 member-led workshops will address a range of topics on student engagement, classroom management and supporting students with diverse learning needs.

For the first time, this conference will be free of charge to MTA members. Members who register by October 18 will receive a personalized gift at the conference. To find out more and to register, click below:

Friday, September 1, 2017