California Educator

October / November 2018

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CTA President Eric Heins (third from right) stands with members of Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación, the Mexican educators union. SNTE participated in the ARC summit for the first time this year and the collaboration with CTA will continue. improve them over time through deliberately designed processes. e goal is to seek out and disseminate current best practices. Several international education experts, including Sir Ken Robinson of England , Pedro Noguera of UCL A, Pasi Sahlberg of Finland and Amanda Datnow of UC San Diego, led the education leaders in discus- sions around equity, using data to inform instruction, and returning to the importance of play in social learning. At one point, Noguera said to the group, "How do successful schools and educators motivate kids? We motivate them with hope. We don't motivate them with fear." Datnow talked about how research and data must be utilized. "Data must be used to refine and differentiate The California Way CTA and the California Department of Education held a pre-summit gathering focusing on education The California Way. California educators shared their experiences in collaboration through the Labor-Management Initiative; teacher-led professional development through CTA's Instructional Leadership Corps; and strength- based change through the CTA Institute for Teaching. GetLit Poetry students provided entertainment to the delegates and the summit ended with visits to local schools in Los Angeles, Lennox and La Mirada. CTA Vice President Theresa Montaño spoke about the importance of global education. student learning, not get the most bang for the buck on stan- dardized assessments," Datnow said. (To hear more from these educators, visit CTA Vice President Theresa Montaño emphasized the importance of global education, particularly when it comes to language. "No longer can we focus on eradicating a stu- dent's primary language," she said. "e only way to embrace immigrant students is to embrace who they are." It was the first year educators from the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación union in Mexico partic- ipated in the summit. CTA and SNTE explored ways to collaborate and serve children who live and attend schools on both sides of the border. CTA thanks the S .D . Bechtel Jr. Foundation , Stuart Foundation , Community Foundation, NEA and the NEA Member Benefits for their generous support in sponsoring the event. 25 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 018 Noguera

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