California Educator

February / March 2019

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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 legislation that affects retirement benefits. Stay connected, be pro- tected, and enjoy great benefits. Read Across America MARCH 1 E V E N T Plan local events to celebrate reading with your community, and continue the celebration year-round with California Reads teacher- recommended book selections. Member-in-Politics Award in Honor of Ted Bass MARCH 1 N O M I N AT I O N D E A D L I N E This award honors CTA members for outstanding contributions through political action during 2018. Each chapter may select one nominee. Chapter-in-Politics Award in Honor of Joyce Fadem MARCH 1 A P P L I CAT I O N D E A D L I N E This award honors CTA chapters for outstanding contributions through effective political action during 2018. Any chapter may apply. Equity & Human Rights Conference MARCH 1–3 C O N F E R E N C E Fairmont San Jose. #CTAEHR affirms CTA's mission to protect the civil rights of all children and secure a more equitable, democratic society. Cesar E. Chavez Awards MARCH 15 E N T RY D E A D L I N E CTA's Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards recognize students who submit visual arts projects or written essays (no biog- raphies) that show understanding of Chavez's vision and guiding prin- ciples. Winners receive up to $550 for both students and sponsoring CTA members. Good Teaching Conference South MARCH 22–24 C O N F E R E N C E Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove. #CTAGTC offers professional development for K-12 teachers with a variety of work- shops in curriculum content areas. Hotel cut-off: March 7. NEA ESP Conference MARCH 22–24 C O N F E R E N C E Bally's Las Vegas Hotel. Enhances education support professionals' skills and knowledge so they can positively impact student achieve- ment, organize, advocate, and build community relations. IFT Grants MARCH 31 A P P L I CAT I O N D E A D L I N E CTA Institute for Teaching's grant program demonstrates what teachers can do when they have the freedom to create and invent. Apply for Educator Grants up to $5,000 and Impact Grants up to $20,000. 2018 John Swett Awards APRIL 5 N O M I N AT I O N D E A D L I N E The 60th annual John Swett Awards for Media Excellence honor jour- nalists for outstanding coverage of public education issues in publica- tions and electronic media during 2018. Any local chapter or Service Center Council may nominate. Entries are judged by panels of independent media professionals. EMEID Leadership Program APRIL 26 A P P L I CAT I O N D E A D L I N E Ethnic minority members who want to expand their leadership roles in CTA may apply to the Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development program starting March 1. See page 11 for details. CCA Spring Conference APRIL 26–28 C O N F E R E N C E Hilton Irvine, Orange County Airport. The Community College Association's spring conference highlights advocacy and features the presentation of CCA's WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards. Calling All New Educators I F Y O U ' V E B E E N an educator for three years or less, CTA's New Educator Weekend North, March 8–10 at the Hyatt SFO, Burlingame, is for you. It's your key to success as an educator, with sessions on classroom management, navigating IEPs and special ed, teaching to standards, and much more. A special pre-conference session covers professional development resources, important contract provisions, strategies for student debt, and financial planning. Hotel cut-off: Feb. 21. Details at Irvine Teachers Association members make a strong showing at 2018's #CTANEW: (top row, left to right) Christine Ng, Bailey Nixt, Amanda Wong, Nikhita Reddy and Danielle Cross; (bottom row) Laura Padilla, Nina Ali, Jessica Turlington and Hannah Choi. 9 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 019

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