August 2021

Meet the President of a 2020-21 ATPE Local Unit of the Year

Date Posted: 8/31/2021

Edinburg ATPE won the Local Unit of the Year Award for Local Units with 1,001+ Members, and 2020-21 President Antonio Mercado spoke to ATPE about the two driving forces that led him into public education and a treasured award given to him by his students.

A Q&A with ATPE’s 2021 Secondary Educator of the Year

Date Posted: 8/26/2021

2021 Secondary Educator of the Year Kimberly Grosenbacher shares what she enjoys most about her job and reminisces on a special trip to Washington, D.C.

The Fall 2021 Magazine is Now Online

Date Posted: 8/24/2021

Start the new school year off by reading our Fall 2021 magazine! Learn about agricultural education and what it does for students, classroom strategies science teachers can use to improve understanding of climate change, and everything we know and don’t know about the HB 3 Reading Academies.

Back-to-School Webinars from the ATPE Member Legal Services Department

Date Posted: 8/23/2021

Navigate the current educational climate with two webinars on the hottest topics in Texas public education: HB 3979, which creates legal requirements for discussing current events, and the latest on COVID-19.

A Q&A with ATPE’s 2021 Associate Educator of the Year

Date Posted: 8/19/2021

2021 Associate Educator of the Year Madonna Felan shares why making connections with students is so important and how a family move to Panama led her to the education profession.

Resources You Can Use for the New School Year

Date Posted: 8/18/2021

Here’s a roundup of resources for new and veteran educators alike to have at the ready as we embark on a new school year.

ATPE’s $500 Classroom Makeover Giveaway Is Back

Date Posted: 8/12/2021

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

44 (Yes, 44) SXSW EDU 2021 Sessions Added to ATPE’s Professional Learning Portal

Date Posted: 8/10/2021

Need more continuing professional education (CPE) credits? Want to catch up on SXSW EDU sessions? Well, head to ATPE’s Professional Learning Portal to watch an additional 44 sessions to help you earn CPE!

Tips from a Recruitment Pro & Details on ATPE’s Incentive Program

Date Posted: 8/05/2021

Learn more about our One New = $10 for You incentive program, and hear from our 2020-21 Top Recruiter.

All the Details about Tax-Free Weekend

Date Posted: 8/04/2021

Tax-Free Weekend is August 6–8. Here are all the important details you need to know!

Claim and Track Your CPE Hours Through the ATPE Professional Learning Portal

Date Posted: 8/03/2021

The Professional Learning Portal is an amazing resource for earning CPE credits—and now over 100 on-demand courses are available as part of your annual membership!