Texas State Teachers Association

by Dystnini Houston

what does it do and how do they help ?

TSTA is a movement to change the way public schools, their students and employees are treated. Their mission statement says it best: “The Texas State Teachers Association will unite, organize and empower public education advocates to shape public education in Texas thus providing a quality public school for every child.”

What professional development opportunities are available?

  • NEA Academy
  • Concept to Classroom
  • Online Professional Learning Catalog
  • Texas Christian University (biology)

What events or conferences to they have planned in the next year?

Pride in Communications Awards (Deadline: March 1)

December 1, 2015:

TSTA-Student Program Convention change

December 4, 2015:

NEA applauds House ESEA reauthorization vote, bill heads to Senate

What resources do they have available to teachers?

  • K-12 ONLINE RECOURSES
  • THE NEA FOUNDATION
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT APPRAISAL SYSTEM
  • SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL POLICIES
  • TEXAS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM