Have you taken the TELL MD Survey?
NEWS AND EVENTS
How are your school's working conditions?
The TELL Maryland Survey, an anonymous and confidential survey of Maryland educators, is being held online until May 27. In 2009, 62 percent responded to the voluntary survey. So far this year, 27 percent of educators have responded. Have you? Make sure that your voice is heard, and policymakers are aware of the supports you need to be effective and successful.
If you have not received or lost your anonymous access code, please contact the Help Desk at 1-888-280-7903 or email@example.com.
Learn more about the survey. To log in and take the survey, click on your county name and then your school name.
ISSUES AND ADVOCACY
Theresa Lochte for Maryland Retirement and Pension Board
Veteran public school employee Theresa Lochte is an experienced voice for educators on the 14-member Maryland Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees.
As a trustee, Theresa advocates for the full funding of your pension system and provides a crucial voice on the pension board’s important administrative and audit committees.
That’s why MSEA supports Theresa Lochte for pension board trustee.
Look for your election pack in the mail in mid-May. It will include candidate information, a unique, secure PIN, and instructions on how to vote online or by phone.
Apply for a Learning & Leadership grant through the NEA Foundation
by June 1
Learning & Leadership grants provide opportunities for educators to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth.
The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. Learn more and apply online by June 1.
Submit your DonorsChoose.org project for
matching donations by May 13
The NEA Foundation is offering matching donations for classroom projects that work to address Challenge to Innovate (C2i) problems and solutions that were previously submitted by educators.
To qualify for this funding, teachers should carefully read the two winning C2i projects and then create their own project with C2i in the title requesting $500 or less in materials.
Read the full instructions and submit your projects for consideration by May 13.
Science teachers: NBPTS is seeking applications for the Science Standards Committee
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking teacher applicants to serve on the committee responsible for reviewing and revising science standards.
Learn more about the duties and responsibilities of standards committee members and apply online by May 31.
Call for Proposals for MSEA Convention 2011
Workshops – deadline June 13
Do you have strategies and ideas you'd like to share with your colleagues? Lead a workshop at the 2011 MSEA Convention!
To propose a workshop, complete the Presenter Proposal Form and return it to SchoolQuality@mseanea.org or fax to 410.280.9067 by June 13.
NEA Auto Purchase Advantage
The NEA Auto Purchase Advantage Program offers members low, upfront pricing that’s guaranteed in writing.
If you're in the market for a new car, don’t miss this chance to put your membership to good use by getting the car you want for less. Members save $4,300 on average. Learn more.