California Educator

October / November 2018

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS MIX IT UP AT LUNCH Help students break up the rigid enclaves in school cafe- terias on Oct. 23. PAGE 8 LIVES CHANGED THROUGH ART Compton middle school teacher Ben Stanton knows how to draw out his stu- dents. PAGE 14 #comptonplywoodproject FALL READING Fantastic, teacher-recom- mended books for students of all ages. PAGE 11 #californiareads PBL TECH TOOLS EdTech tools can help make Project Based Learning a better experience. PAGE 53 STOP GANG VIOLENCE Educator who lost a son turns mourning into action. PAGE 56 ELECTION 2018 Everything you need to know to make informed decisions for education and for our students. #WeAreCTA #TEACHERINAMERICA Time magazine's cover story in September fea- tured UTLA member Rosa Jimenez, below, and sparked a national hashtag. #TeacherInAmerica HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS? From deals on hotels and car rentals to theme parks and restaurants, CTA's Access to Savings helps you save big. Access AUTO & HOME INSURANCE CTA's partner California Casualty has you covered with low rates and special educator benefits. STARTING A FAMILY? Get an overview of your rights for a leave of absence, how to plan and request what you need, with CTA's guide. W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #We AreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION ABOVE: Students at Stonehenge; their high school German and French teacher Larry Hooper chaperones student trips to Europe every year. See our story on educator chaperones on page 18. NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND Educators in their first three years in the profes- sion should not miss this CTA conference. #CTANEW CTA SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS Are you, a colleague or family member eligible for one of CTA's many scholarships and grants? Application deadlines vary. PAGE 9 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Save the date for NEA's National Leadership Summit, March 15-17, 2019, in Denver. Get the skills and tools you need to be an effective activ- ist leader. O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 018 V O L U M E 2 3 I S S U E 2 1 October / November 2018

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