Georgia PTA is calling for dynamic presenters (virtual and in person) for its annual PTA Convention Leadership Training. This event is the largest training forum for our membership focusing on core educational and leadership opportunities designed to enable our leaders to become outstanding in their various areas of management.The purpose of this Call for Speakers is to solicit proposals for workshops for the Georgia Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 2021 State Convention Leadership Training June 10-12, 2021 taking place at the Iron Works Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, GA. This "call" requires workshop course title, description, learning objectives, supplemental and learning materials (participant guides, handouts, etc.) for 55-minute workshops.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
PTA is the largest and oldest volunteer child advocacy association in the United States. Membership is open to anyone who believes in the Mission and Purposes of National Parent Teacher Association. Individual members may belong to any number of PTAs and pay dues in each. Every person who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and National PTAs. Together we are a powerful voice for children.
Making every child's potential a reality.
The Mission of the PTA is:
To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community: Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively: Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success: Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students' learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child: Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5: Sharing power: Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community: Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.
The Georgia PTA Convention Leadership Training is attended by PTA leaders from across the state—leaders, who engage their communities, connect with their school boards and elected officials, and motivate members to work on behalf of all children. Attendees build and create strong local PTA organizations that provide programs and activities that will impact student success. They influence school decisions and legislation affecting the well-being of children and actively seek out programs, ideas, and tools to help their PTAs and school communities. These PTA leaders will share ideas with their schools, their communities, and their PTA's members.
BUILDING TOMORROW'S PTA TODAY
The items listed below are sample topic areas for Georgia PTA Convention Leadership Training workshops. You should not feel limited to these examples. We encourage all presenters to develop and submit original, creative, thought-provoking workshop topics that fall under one of the following categories.