California Educator

December/January 2019

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS TEACHERS OF THE YEAR Meet the educators who represent the best of the profession. PAGE 54 A BEAUTIFUL MIND Wil Beshears earns NEA award for teaching excellence. PAGE 46 PHOENIX RISING Educators deal with students' and their own post-traumatic growth after disasters. PAGE 30 teaching-through-trauma STUDENT STATUS CHART Erin Castillo's mental health check-in chart helps kids express how they feel. PAGE 14 REGISTER TO VOTE! Go online to register for the March primary before Feb. 18, 2020. PAGE 41 OUR SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES Get behind the Schools & Communities First ini- tiative: Join the campaign now. PAGE 38 schoolsandcommunities SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX A little curation can make your digital life — and your life — better in the new year. PAGE 13 GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION Tell legislators to support S. 42 to expand background checks for gun purchases. ARTS & MUSIC GRANTS Educators get an assist from California Casualty PAGE 56 ACCESS TO SAVINGS Up to half off dining, movies, theme parks; up to 81 percent off hotels and cruises. access INSURANCE DISCOUNTS Exclusive deals and benefits for members' home and autos. CTAMember 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: The educators we highlight in our Innovation Issue; from left: Juan Padilla, Sherinda Bryant, Jennifer Barry, Dennis and Daniel Gibbs, Rebecca McKinney, Jorge Perez, Somphane Hunter, James Genshaw. Story on page 17. GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE Do not miss CTA's premier PD offering. GTC North (San Jose, Feb. 7-9) and South (Garden Grove, March 13-15). PAGE 9 TRAUMA-SENSITIVE SCHOOLS Conference on creat- ing such schools using research, evidence-based practices. San Francisco, Feb. 14-16. learningandthe SPRING CUE 2020 Edtech is front and center at this annual conference in Palm Springs, March 19-21. CCA'S WINTER CONFERENCE Focuses on collective bar- gaining. D E C E M B E R 2 019 / J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 V O L U M E 2 4 I S S U E 3 1 December 2019 / January 2020 Illustration: studiogstock/

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