Spring 2017

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JOEL ZEFF DANCE PARTY You spoke, we listened! Check out some of the new events in store for the 2017 ATPE Summit. EMPOWERED EDUCATORS = EMPOWERED STUDENTS Joel Zeff and Linda Cliatt-Wayman appearances arranged through Gotham Artists MONDAY July 10 • We're extending the hours of the ATPE Lounge! Shop with our Austin retail vendors, learn new tips at our wellness mini-sessions, and enjoy a complimentary massage, snacks, and more! • We'll be hosting our first-ever silent dance party. What? Silent dance party? Trust us…it's going to be a blast! • Vegas Night is making a comeback and you can bet it'll be better than ever! Come roll the dice for a chance at fabulous prizes. There's no fee to play. TUESDAY July 11 • Two—count 'em, two—keynote speakers that will make you laugh and motivate you going into the upcoming school year. • More CPE opportunities! We're adding additional CPE breakout sessions to help you grow as an educator. • Join us for the ATPE Connect event prior to the Awards Banquet for a true Austin experience. WEDNESDAY July 12 • We've streamlined the day's agenda to ensure you have adequate time to conduct ATPE business. • Shape the future of your association! Delegates will elect the 2017-18 ATPE state officers, vote on bylaws amendments and resolutions, and shape ATPE's legislative priorities for the upcoming year. NEED HELP PAYING FOR SUMMIT? Financial assistance is available to local units (conditions apply). Visit to find out if your local unit is eligible and how to apply. ATPE NEWS 33 LINDA CLIATT-WAYMAN

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