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December 2018 / January 2019

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CTA HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS JAN. 9 F I L I N G D E A D L I N E These awards, in various categories, promote development of programs to advance and protect human and civil rights within CTA. Any active member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may nominate. CANDIDACY FOR NEA STATE COUNCIL JAN. 31 F I L I N G D E A D L I N E Candidates for NEA RA state dele- gate must submit a declaration of candidacy. See page 70. ESP LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FEB. & MARCH T RA I N I N G Session 1: Burlingame, Feb. 1–3; Session 2: Los Angeles, March 29–31. Annual CTA training exclu- sively for Education Support Professionals members to build leadership within our ESP ranks. CTA SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS FEB. & MARCH A P P L I CAT I O N D E A D L I N ES Get your or your dependent's paperwork in on time! Application deadline for CTA Scholarships is Feb. 1; the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship is Feb. 15; the Cesar Chavez Memorial Education Awards is March 15. NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS FEB. 1 A P P L I CAT I O N D E A D L I N E The NEA Foundation awards grants to NEA members. Student Achieve- ment Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support quality professional development. Applications are reviewed three times a year. NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK FEB. 4-8 E V E N T Celebrate your school counselor and their impact on students' aca- demic success and career plans. CCA WINTER CONFERENCE FEB. 8–10 C O N F E R E N C E Doubletree Hilton, San Diego Mis- sion Valley. The focus will be on collective bargaining hints and tips. CTA/NEA-RETIRED ISSUES CONFERENCE FEB. 28–MARCH 1 C O N F E R E N C E Fairmont San Jose. Learn how CTA/ NEA-Retired works to protect your future and monitors federal legisla- tion that affects retirement benefits. Get and stay connected. Hotel cut- off: Feb. 6. READ ACROSS AMERICA MARCH 1 E V E N T Plan a student reading event now. EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE MARCH 1–3 C O N F E R E N C E Fairmont San Jose. #CTAEHR cap- tures the essence of CTA's mission statement: to ensure the dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected and to secure a more equitable and democratic society. Hotel cut-off: Feb. 6. NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND NORTH MARCH 8–10 C O N F E R E N C E Hyatt SFO Burlingame. #CTANEW has all you need to be successful in your first years of teaching: tools to create a productive, inspiring learn- ing environment; the latest thinking on pedagogy; etc. A pre-conference covers professional development resources, strategies for student debt, and career/financial planning. Hotel cut-off: Feb. 21. NEA ESP CONFERENCE MARCH 22-24 C O N F E R E N C E Bally's Las Vegas Hotel. ESPs can enhance skills and knowledge to positively impact student achieve- ment, build community relations, organize and advocate, build stron- ger locals, and help our members do their jobs better. GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE NORTH & SOUTH FEB. & MARCH C O N F E R E N C E GTC North: Feb. 1–3, Fairmont San Jose; GTC South: March 22–24, Hyatt Regency, Orange County. CTA's standout offering for K-12 teachers' pro- fessional development, with diverse workshops focused on curriculum content areas and profes- sional growth. Don't miss the pre-conferences (includes keynote speaker neuroscientist Kenneth Wesson; see story on page 54). #CTAGTC 9 D E C E M B E R 2 018 / J A N U A R Y 2 019

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