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Episode 5: Lowell Teacher Academy Part 2-Pina Maggio

Episode 5: Lowell Teacher Academy Part 2-Pina Maggio

In today’s podcast, we continue our conversation with Pina Maggio, Interim Facilitator for Lowell Teacher Academy or LTA. As we learned in our last conversation with Pina, LTA began as an induction and mentoring program for new teachers. But, LTA has developed into a much more comprehensive and valuable resource for Lowell’s teachers, paraprofessionals, and even for support staff such as our food service and custodial workers.

We are speaking with Pina about meeting the professional development needs of UTL members through coursework and contractually agreed upon programs like Lowell’s Program A and Program B. As the needs and requirements of certified and licensed educators have developed, so has the response to those needs from LTA. Check out the LTA website listed below for current course and workshop information.

Thanks again for listening. We’re always open to new ideas, so if there is a topic you’d like to hear more about, please let us know by using the Contact page. 

We apologize in advance for the “popping” sounds that are in the audio podcast. We are working toward improved sound quality. 

For More Information:

Lowell teachers and staff are encouraged to visit the Lowell Teacher Academy website to view current course and workshop offerings, as well as directions for registering for coursework.

To contact Pina Maggio with questions about LTA, please email Pina at pmaggio@lowell.k12.ma.us.

 

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Episode 6: Meet AFT-MA Field Rep and Negotiator Caryn LaFlamme

Episode 6: Meet AFT-MA Field Rep and Negotiator Caryn LaFlamme

Episode 4: FBRC Primer-Jeremy Shenk

Episode 4: FBRC Primer-Jeremy Shenk