August 2020

How to Watch Professional Development Sessions & Claim CPE Credit from the 2020 ATPE Summit

Date Posted: 8/27/2020

Summit attendees had the opportunity to earn up to 10 hours of CPE credit. Here’s how to watch those sessions on demand and claim continuing professional education (CPE) hours.

Enter to Win $500 for Your First Classroom

Date Posted: 8/26/2020

Attention new teachers! Join ATPE and be entered to win a $500 classroom makeover.

Amplify Student Voices with Flipgrid

Date Posted: 8/24/2020

Every student has a distinct voice and learning process. The interactive video discussion platform Flipgrid provides educators a chance to hear from each.

From TeachtheVote.org: ATPE’s Timeline of COVID-19 in Texas and Our Association’s Response

Date Posted: 8/24/2020

Check out ATPE’s new timeline of COVID-19 education-related developments in Texas.

ATPE Member Brings Thermal Imaging Technology to District

Date Posted: 8/23/2020

With the threat of COVID-19 changing the course of the 2020-21 school year, districts are seeking new ways to keep students and staff safe. ATPE member Ty Morrow spearheaded an effort to bring thermal imaging technology to his home district.

Facilitating Remote Learning: Resources from UT Austin

Date Posted: 8/20/2020

The OnRamps Distance Learning Catalog, a signature initiative of the University of Texas at Austin, has partnered with the Texas Education Agency to offer five of its modules to teachers for free.

How to Get Ready for the New School Year

Date Posted: 8/19/2020

Educators, parents, and students face an unusual semester as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to interrupt normal classroom instruction. How can you prepare for whatever lies ahead?

If You Don’t Feel Safe Returning to Campus, What Rights & Options Do You Have?

Date Posted: 8/18/2020

In this webcast from the ATPE Member Legal Services Department, we discuss accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, paid and unpaid leave options, and more.

Latest Edition of ATPE News Magazine Now Online

Date Posted: 8/17/2020

The Fall 2020 issue of our award-winning magazine is now available online. In this issue: Explore our Portrait of a Pandemic feature, learn what Texas civics education stakeholders are working on, and read our special Members Speak column about the trauma of racial injustice and its effects on students.

From TeachtheVote.org: Teachers and Suffrage: Remembering the 19th Amendment a Century Later

Date Posted: 8/17/2020

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. ATPE Lobbyist Andrea Chevalier discusses the contributions of teachers in securing the right to vote.

Safety with Cleaning Chemicals

Date Posted: 8/16/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shortage of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies. Although there are safe do-it-yourself measures you can take when cleaning products are in short supply, mixing common household chemicals can prove hazardous.

Win up to $3,000 to Pay Your Student Loans!

Date Posted: 8/13/2020

One lucky first-year teacher will win up to $3,000 to pay off their student loans.

Ideas for Learning Students' Names and Building a Community

Date Posted: 8/12/2020

Remote learning during spring 2020 presented a variety of challenges, and with fall 2020 expected to start online for many Texas educators, student connection is key. Here are some ideas to start establishing a community in your classroom.

Strikes, Sick-outs, and Sit-ins: What You Need to Know

Date Posted: 8/11/2020

The ATPE Member Legal Services Department provides an overview of the laws surrounding organized work stoppages in Texas.

ATPE Recommends COVID-19 Staff Policies to Superintendents

Date Posted: 8/11/2020

ATPE continues to advocate at every opportunity for the health and safety of Texas students and educators and the preservation of the most stable learning environment possible during the pandemic.

2020 Census Can Help School Districts Prepare for Future Students

Date Posted: 8/10/2020

Learn how the census can affect new schools and educational resources.

The Return of ATPE’s Recruitment Reward Program

Date Posted: 8/05/2020

Our program One New = $10 for You is back for the 2020-21 membership year.

What to Know about Tax-Free Weekend

Date Posted: 8/03/2020

Texas’ famous tax-free weekend is Friday, August 7, to Sunday, August 9, this year.

Your Rights and COVID-19: An ATPE Member Legal Services Webinar

Date Posted: 8/02/2020

If you were unable to join us for the live broadcast July 30 or would like to rewatch the webinar, the archived webinar is now available.