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Below is a sample breakdown of the National Professional Organizations in Education chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||National Education Association (NEA)||Establishment of the NEA, including its goals and values|
|Tuesday||National Education Association (NEA): Membership Requirements and Activism||Membership criteria and advocacy activities of the NEA|
|Wednesday||American Federation of Teachers (AFT)||Formation and Structure of the AFT, including membership requirements|
|Thursday||American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Misson||Six parts of the AFT mission statement and benefits for members|
|Friday||Field-Specific Organizations for Teachers||Content- based organizations for teachers, including the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); benefits of joining a field-specific or subject-specific organization|
1. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.
2. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.
3. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.
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