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Creativity Workshops PDF Print E-mail

Creative Writing, Drawing, Storytelling and Memoir.
During the workshop, participants will explore concrete ways to expand their creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualization, automatic drawing and writing, map making, memoir, and storytelling. The workshop is for people of all professions, including education, business, the arts, sciences, and social services.
Upcoming workshops:
Carmel November 6 - 9, 2009
New York March 12 - 15, 2010
New York June 4 - 7, 2010
Crete June 26 - July 4, 2010
Barcelona July 5 - 13, 2010
Florence July 14 - 22, 2010

NSTA 2009 Summer Conference PDF Print E-mail

The NSTA will be having a conference this summer.  Here is the text of the two flyers STM has received.  The flyers as a .pdf attachment can be found at the bottom of this article.

National Substitute Teachers Alliance
James Politis, President
8508 Plum Creek Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20882
(301) 926-1884 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

January 7, 2009
Dear Fellow Members, Substitutes and Friends of Subs
I am very pleased to announce to you the NSTA 2009 Summer Conference. It will be presented by The College of Education of Florida Gulf Coast University, The Florida Alliance of Substitutes; and our local hosts, Lee County Substitute Teachers, in Fort Myers, Florida on July 24-26, 2009.
Friends and colleagues you will not want to miss this meeting if you are a substitute, work with substitutes, or provide professional services to substitute teachers. Housing, meals and all meetings will all be on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. Before you conjure up visions of a monastic retreat with hard beds and Spartan sustenance let me assure you this brand new 21st century campus will be providing wonderful meals and an apartment style residence hall. For those of us who graduated 15 or 20 or more years ago: Things have changed! The conference will kick off with a Get acquainted, Ice breaking and Friendship evening on Friday. The word is the Florida U. folks know how to put on a great evening of fun and entertainment!
We will further expand the list of “break out sessions”, which has grown steadily since their initiation at the 2006 conference in California. If you are interested in presenting at the conference we welcome your application. Please send personal information and an outline of your presentation to the screening committee chair Ms Judith Keiffer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Many thanks to our Florida members who made it possible to announce this to you so early in the year and I hope you will plan to attend this exciting event.
Jim Politis, President