July 2021

How Is Tech Transforming Classrooms in 2021?

Date Posted: 7/29/2021

This guest post by The Coder School takes a look at ways technology has transformed classroom over the pandemic.

Thank-You to Our 2021 ATPE Political Action Committee Honorees

Date Posted: 7/28/2021

ATPE sincerely thanks the ATPE Political Action Committee (ATPE-PAC) honorees recognized at the ATPE Summit for their generous donations made between August 1, 2019, and July 31, 2020.

ATPE Urges Texas Governor to Allow Schools to Determine Their Own Mask Needs

Date Posted: 7/28/2021

State’s largest educator association calls on Gov. Greg Abbott to revoke his prohibition on governmental subdivisions implementing mask rules.

Finding the Best Fit: Which Membership Category Should You Join for 2021-22?

Date Posted: 7/27/2021

If your employment status is changing for the upcoming 2021-22 school year, you need to make sure to renew your ATPE membership in the correct category. Let us help!

Meet the 2021-22 Leadership ATPE Cohort!

Date Posted: 7/22/2021

Now in its third year, Leadership ATPE offers professional development, leadership training, and networking opportunities for education professionals chosen from within ATPE’s membership ranks. And we’re thrilled to introduce you to our next Leadership ATPE cohort.

ATPE Announces 2021 Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Award Winners

Date Posted: 7/21/2021

Five educators were recently presented with Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Awards during the 2021 ATPE Summit,

Lewisville ISD Educator Elected ATPE State President

Date Posted: 7/21/2021

Karen Hames, a Lewisville-based ELAR teacher, will represent more than 100,000 public school employees across Texas.

2021 ATPE Award Winners

Date Posted: 7/20/2021

Congratulations to this year’s ATPE award winners! Winners were announced during the 2021 ATPE Virtual Summit July 12–15.

How to Attend Claritycon, An Annual Conference on Children’s Mental Health

Date Posted: 7/16/2021

Clarity Child Guidance Center provides professional education and continuing education units (CEU at Claritycon, its annual children’s mental health conferences held throughout the year. Here’s all the details about attending their first event July 23!

House of Delegates elects 2021-22 state officers, adopts bylaws amendments

Date Posted: 7/15/2021

The 2021 ATPE House of Delegates also adopted the association’s 2021-22 legislative program, readopted 13 standing resolutions, and presented an honorary resolution to Past State President Tonja Gray.

ATPE Awards Highest Honor to Texas Public School Employees

Date Posted: 7/15/2021

Texas public school employees have gone above and beyond the call of duty over this past year and deserve any and all recognition,” says ATPE State President.

What Are Your Rights Regarding Your Employee Assignment?

Date Posted: 7/13/2021

Check out our revamped Common Legal Questions page on the new atpe.org.

Check Out the ATPE-PAC Silent Auction!

Date Posted: 7/09/2021

We are excited to announce that bidding for the ATPE-PAC Silent Auction is now open.

Summer Relaxation Tips for Educators

Date Posted: 7/08/2021

Now that it’s finally summertime, here are a few ideas to kick your relaxation up a notch.

Happy Independence Day from ATPE!

Date Posted: 7/02/2021

ATPE wishes all educators a happy Independence Day! The state office will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the holiday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6.

Cool Off This Summer with Our Latest Water Park Discount!

Date Posted: 7/01/2021

New discount alert! ATPE members are now eligible for a discount to the Beach Park at Isla Blanca water park in South Padre Island.