September 2021

The 2021-22 ATPE Award Season Is Approaching!

Date Posted: 9/30/2021

Did you know ATPE has its own award season? Every year, ATPE recognizes outstanding Texas educators, ATPE leaders, and friends of Texas public schools.

New Laws Make Sweeping Changes to Social Studies, History, and Discussing Current Events

Date Posted: 9/29/2021

In this two-part series, ATPE explains what all teachers need to know about House Bill 3979, the “critical race theory bill,” which is the law of the land until December 2.

Don’t Delay! Join ATPE by September 30 to Avoid a 30-Day Wait for Access to Certain Member Benefits

Date Posted: 9/28/2021

ATPE membership brings you peace of mind, so join today and encourage your fellow colleagues to join or renew today!

Introducing The President's Podcast

Date Posted: 9/24/2021

What’s next for ATPE? Hear the latest from State President Karen Hames in The President’s Podcast.

Time to Get Ready: September is National Preparedness Month

Date Posted: 9/22/2021

As we saw recently with Tropical Storm Nicholas, a natural disaster can strike at almost any time of year in Texas, which is why it’s so important to always be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month, a time when people are encouraged to develop a plan to protect their families and property should a disaster strike.

Meet the 2021 ATPE Administrator of the Year, Dr. Bruce Wilson

Date Posted: 9/20/2021

The Charles Pickitt Educator of the Year Awards recognize ATPE members who demonstrate exceptional or innovative capabilities in their respective educational fields. This year’s winners were honored during the 2021 ATPE Virtual Summit.

Resources for Observing Constitution Week with Your Students

Date Posted: 9/17/2021

Since 1956, Americans have commemorated the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution during the week of September 17-23.

Share Your Experiences with the Texas EdTPA Pilot and Receive an Amazon Gift Card

Date Posted: 9/15/2021

Are you a teacher candidate or cooperating teacher who participated in the edTPA pilot? Educate Texas and the Texas Education Agency are partnering with national nonprofit TNTP to study the program. You will earn an Amazon gift card for sharing your experiences.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Date Posted: 9/15/2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15 and honors the cultures, contributions, and history of Hispanic and Latino Americans. For many, this time serves as an opportunity to celebrate the heritage rooted in Latin American countries. ATPE has gathered some resources Texas educators can use with their students to commemorate and celebrate Latin American culture.

Postponed: "Top 10 Ways to Thrive During Your First Year" Webinar

Date Posted: 9/14/2021

With the landfall of Tropical Storm Nicholas, ATPE has made the decision to postpone the Top 10 Ways to Thrive During Your First Year webinar originally scheduled for 6 p.m. today to a future date.

Learn How to Use Microsoft Teams Like a Pro

Date Posted: 9/10/2021

As school districts pivoted to online instruction in 2020, some turned to Microsoft Teams as a collaboration tool for educators, students, and even parents. Here are a few resources to help you become more familiar with this platform.

Meet Another 2021 ATPE Campus Rep of the Year

Date Posted: 9/07/2021

ATPE member Karina Torres was named the 2021 Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year for Local Units with 1,001+ Members and shares how she knew she wanted to be a teacher from early on in her life.

Happy Labor Day from ATPE!

Date Posted: 9/03/2021

ATPE wishes all educators a safe and restful Labor Day. The state office will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of the holiday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 7.