Collaboration to Ensure New Teacher Retention and Success (CENTRS) is a project connecting early career educators to professional development opportunities. CENTRS is an MTI collaborative with MMSD.

CENTRS will provide continuing education and differentiated support to early career educators and involve them in program development, mapping out current systems of inducting and retaining new educators. The goal is to accelerate student achievement and address opportunity gaps by increasing new teacher retention and efficacy.

Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI), an affiliate of Wisconsin Education Association Council and the National Education Association, will use a $615,000 three-year NEA GPS Fund Grant to create support systems for early career educators aimed at diversifying the workforce, increasing teacher retention and efficacy, and closing student achievement gaps. Click here to learn more!

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Upcoming Events

MTI CENTRS supported site-based book groups NOW FORMING!

MTI CENTRS IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for site based supported book study groups with Teaching for Black Lives. Facilitator materials are provided by the MTI CENTRS grant. All classes must be completed by the end of February.

The structure is four 90-minute face to face sessions (6 hours) with 60 minutes pre-reading prior to each meeting (4 hours), a course expectation of 10 hours or 1.0 PACs. MTI CENTRS is an NEA GPS funded grant. As these funds come directly out of member national dues dollars, while participation is open to all, materials and stipends are offered only to dues-paying members of MTI. Non-members can receive PACs for full participation. Group size minimum is 6 members. The grant will provide UP TO 10 books per site for MTI members. APPLICATIONS CLOSE JANUARY 17.


Site-based book study

MTI-CENTRS Community Professional Learning Opportunity Sponsorship request

MTI-CENTRS in sponsoring educator participants for the Justified Anger: African American History Course: Black History for a New Day $300 (10 Monday night sessions from Jan. 27 – Mar. 23) and The Black History Education Conference: Dreaming in Ethnic Melodies $250( Feb 22). Sponsorship will include almost the full cost of registration for the course/conference. Participants are asked to contribute $20 toward registration. All other incurred costs will be covered by the participant. Completion of this form serves as a request only, not confirmation. If your request is able to be filled, you will be followed up with individually. Applications close Dec. 19 by 4:00 PM.

Social Justice Saturday Sessions

Two additional Solidarity for Social & Racial Justice Saturdays added: March 21 & April 19

To register visit:

March 21 at MTI 9:00am-3:30pm —>Facilitating Critical Conversations

April 18 at Goodman Community Center 9:00am-3:30pm —->Social Justice Teaching 101

Free to MTI members. PACs available. Members attending sessions can earn a stipend of $150 stipend. Join the ones that you can! It is not necessary to attend series from the beginning. Non Members will be admitted for the fee of $25 per session.