April 2020

Introducing the April Volunteer of the Month

Date Posted: 4/29/2020

Meet our April 2020 Volunteer of the Month, Gidget Belinoski-Bailey of Willis ATPE!

Announcing ATPE’s Work from Home Classroom Makeover

Date Posted: 4/28/2020

For however long this work from home situation lasts, ATPE wants to make sure that you’re working in comfort and style. That’s why this Teacher Appreciation Week, ATPE’s launching the ATPE Work from Home Classroom Makeover Contest.

How to Watch Out for Scams

Date Posted: 4/27/2020

Sadly, even during a time of crisis (and perhaps more so), there are people who will try to scam you. Here are some things to watch out for.

From TeachtheVote.org: ATPE Continues Advocacy for Master Teacher Fix

Date Posted: 4/22/2020

ATPE continues to work to ensure the expertise of Master Teacher certificate holders is upheld. The Legislature abruptly decided to eliminate these prestigious certificates in 2019, but ATPE is working with SBEC, TEA, and legislative and state leaders on a fix. Learn more about our efforts.

New Webinar Series: Cultivating Calm in Uncertain Times

Date Posted: 4/21/2020

Texas educators have done an incredible, inspiring job pivoting to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the transition has been challenging. ATPE has partnered with yoga and wellness coach Ali Webb, RYT-500, for a two-part webinar series called “Cultivating Calm in Uncertain Times.”

Teachers Can: Elevating the Teaching Profession in the Public Eye

Date Posted: 4/20/2020

ATPE is honored to be part of #TeachersCan, a coalition of dozens of Texas associations, brands, chambers of commerce, and universities that have joined together to elevate the teaching profession in the public eye.

Introducing ATPE’s Distance Learning Library

Date Posted: 4/15/2020

With educators throughout Texas adapting to a new normal and shifting to remote learning, ATPE has developed a distance learning library with a collection of TEKS-aligned content and interactive tools to keep students engaged.

A Q&A with ATPE’s 2019 Special Services Educator of the Year

Date Posted: 4/13/2020

2019 Special Services Educator of the Year Donald John Milner shares why he became an educator and the importance of building relationships within your school community.

Yoga for All

Date Posted: 4/08/2020

Destress and decompress with simple, accessible yoga poses—no flexibility required!

ATPE Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-21 Membership Year

Date Posted: 4/07/2020

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 membership year, and we have further reduced rates for members who switch to paying their dues via credit card, bank draft, or check!

Congratulations to ATPE’s Educator of the Year Finalists!

Date Posted: 4/06/2020

Educator of the Year finalists have been announced!

The Association of Texas Professional Educators Calls for Moratorium on Educator Evaluations for 2019-20 School Year

Date Posted: 4/02/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and campus disruptions could jeopardize the administration of evaluation efforts, says state’s largest educator association.

Congratulations to These Local Unit and Campus Rep of the Year Finalists

Date Posted: 4/01/2020

Volunteers are the heart of ATPE. These local units and campus representatives will be honored at the 2020 ATPE Summit for going above and beyond in their efforts to grow ATPE.

Celebrate ATPE’s 40th Anniversary With Us

Date Posted: 3/31/2020

ATPE invites you to commemorate this milestone with a yearlong celebration kicking off April 1, 2020, at atpe.org/40.