California Educator

December 2018 / January 2019

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS GREAT SCHOOL FOR GIRLS An all-girls STEM school in L.A. instills confidence and mastery, in no small part due to its gifted educators. PAGE 34 STUDENT CTA GETS TOUGH Aspiring educators deal with social justice issues and how they affect teach- ing and students. PAGE 52 KEEP ON TRUCKIN' Patterson High School's singular — and successful — commercial truck-driving school. PAGE 46 pattersontruck WOMAN POWER Stephanie Pio, high school government teacher, bodybuilder and elite powerlifter, demands her space. PAGE 16 HEAR THIS: PODCASTING Five ideas for classroom podcast projects, along with free tools to use. PAGE 56 CTA ONLINE TRAININGS Learn how to be an effective advocate for students, col- leagues and public schools in our interactive webinars. PAGE 15 WHY WE ARE #REDFORED Learn more about the national movement and how educators are raising their voices as one. why-we-are-red-for-ed USE COMMON SENSE Find a huge array of digital literacy resources for you and your students. WILDFIRES: HOW TO HELP Students, educators, com- munities suffer devastating losses. Here's how you can help. PAGE 61 GOING SOMEWHERE? Members can take advantage of great rental car discounts from CTA and NEA. INVEST IN YOURSELF Get informed about your financial health and well-being. W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION ABOVE: At CTA State Council in October, CTA leaders and delegates wore #RedforEd to support educators in California — including in Los Angeles and Oakland — and throughout the country. (See pages 44 and 60 for stories.) BE A GOOD TEACHER CTA's Good Teaching Con- ference (Feb. 1-3, North, or March 22-24, South) for superior professional development, network- ing. PAGE 9 #CTAGTC ESP LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Are you an ESP who wants to take on a leadership role? Apply for CTA's ESP Leadership Academy. PAGE 9 #CTAESP TEACHING TOOLS, RESOURCES CTA's Instruction & Pro- fessional Development offers lesson plans, teaching resources, guidance and more. #CTAIPD D E C E M B E R 2 018 / J A N U A R Y 2 019 V O L U M E 2 3 I S S U E 3 1 December 2018 / January 2019

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