California Educator

February / March 2019

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS VIRAL VIDEO SECRETS Want your video to blow up online? Read this. PAGE 13 BE THE CHANGE South Tahoe educator on why she is an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth. PAGE 25 LGBTQ+ YOUTH REPORT Survey shows two-thirds of LGBTQ+ students feel unsafe in classrooms. PAGE 15 YouthReport-California GET READY TO READ Read Across America is back on March 1. We've got you covered. PAGE 10 LIT FROM WITHIN New section highlights new works — not just books — by and about our members. PAGE 58 VICTORY ON VIDEO Watch our recap of the UTLA strike and get all the feels. ONLINE TRAININGS Sign up for CTA's exclu- sive trainings, including the basics of messaging (March 12) and a primer on Instagram (April 11). A SECOND CHANCE Community College Asso- ciation task force supports teachers who work with prison inmates. YEAR IN REVIEW See what your union has accomplished in our Annual Report. ctayearinreview YOUR ESSENTIAL LIST Names, numbers, websites of CTA Member Benefits programs at your fingertips. PAGE 68 STUDENT LOAN HELP Debt relief is complicated and confusing, but help is on the way. PAGE 60 studentloans GET FINANCIALLY FIT Visit CTA's Financial Well- ness Center to get the most out of your money. PAGE 61 BUYING A HOME? Provident Credit Union offers members discounts on mortgage loans. PAGE 61 provident 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: Several thousand supporters of public education and Oakland schools, including CTA officers and leaders, march and rally near City Hall in January. CTA'S EMEID PROGRAM Ethnic minority members who want to expand their leadership roles in CTA should apply for the Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development program. Deadline: April 26. PAGE 11 SPRING CUE CONFERENCE The focus, as always, is on the latest educational tech- nology. March 14-16 in Palm Springs. TEACHERS TEACH TEACHERS SoCal educators wanting to integrate student-centered practices into their classes can attend a free strength- based summit. March 16 at CSU Fullerton. F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 019 V O L U M E 2 3 I S S U E 4 1 February / March 2019

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