FOR EDUCATORS, BY EDUCATORS
EMPOWERING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION THROUGH TRADITIONAL TEXAS VALUES
We're like you. We're professional educators. It's more than a job to us, but a calling and a passion to do what we do best: Teach students.
As teachers we prefer to focus on what works best for our students. We work hard, and should be free to put the lion's share of our energy and talent into the classroom and into the hearts and minds of students.
This is why a growing number of us are becoming unsatisfied with the systems in place that stifle the creativity of professional educators. We believe the time has come to return the focus to the classroom where it belongs. Our mission is to seek the kinds of changes which will better empower teachers to build the classrooms and schools of tomorrow.
Become an Innovative Teacher of Texas today and join a new network of the best educators in Texas, building together an alternative to the organizations we have historically relied upon for necessary things like insurance, legislative advocacy, and peer support. We're seeking 5,000 of Texas' most capable and talented educators to help us kick off this endeavor.
Are you excited yet about Innovative Teachers of Texas (ITT)? We are! Here is what we intend on offering our members starting in 2020:
Classroom liability insurance of $1 million (available once we reach our target membership number). Liability insurance will only be available to active school personnel who receive a W-2 form.
Fellowship with the best minds in Texas education! We believe teachers can work together to bring education back to where it needs to be, and we want to facilitate that through conferences, publications, online forums, learning cohorts, etc.
Helpful resources at your fingertips. Your support helps us to maintain a online portal laying out our policy initiatives plus the latest news on the education reform front!
Alternative policy advocacy. ITT will take an active role at the TEA and in the halls of the Texas Capitol to make sure your rights are defended in a truly professional manner. We will do whatever it takes to make sure you are empowered to do what it takes to lead your classroom
Membership options. Professional educators may apply to become Charter members or Basic members, whether they are active or inactive.