California Educator

April/May 2020

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EMEID Leadership Program APRIL 24 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 online to the Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development program. CTA Institute for Teaching Grants APRIL 30 A P P L I CAT I O N D E A D L I N E Apply to CTA's IFT Grant Program for Educator Grants up to $5,000 and Impact Grants up to $20,000. Deadline extended. El Día de los Niños APRIL 30 E V E N T Many public libraries have reading events for children on El Día de los Niños (Children's Day), a traditional festival in Latino culture. National Teacher Day MAY 5 E V E N T National Teacher Day is on Tuesday of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4–8). Thank a teacher! California Day of the Teacher MAY 13 E V E N T "Inspiring Generations, One Student at a Time." Check out resources on our website and celebrate your school's educators in style. ESP Week MAY 17–23 E V E N T Celebrate the vital contributions of education support professionals during ESP Week (observed by the state as Classified School Employee Week). CTA ESP Day is May 19. PBL World 2020 JUNE 16–18 C O N F E R E N C E Online conference. PBL World, sponsored by the nonprofit Buck Institute for Education, is the premier conference for Project Based Learning. Pre-conference June 15. California Labor Management Initiative Summer Institute JUNE 23–24 C O N F E R E N C E DoubleTree San Diego Mission Valley. Contingency plans for a virtual conference are being prepared. CA LMI convenes labor-management teams from school districts across the state to promote collaboration. ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence JUNE 26–28 C O N F E R E N C E Denver. "Classroom. Community. Connection." Find strength- based strategies to build trusting connections with students and families. Discover practical techniques to adopt trauma- informed practices, and recognize and address burnout in yourself and others. Pre-conferences June 25. c a n c e l e d CCA Spring Conference APRIL 24–26 C O N F E R E N C E Hilton Irvine, Orange County Airport. The Community College Association Spring Conference is canceled. Region IV Leadership Conference MAY 1–3 C O N F E R E N C E Irvine Marriott. The Region IV Leadership Conference is canceled. School Nurse Day Bow down to your school nurse — if you can find one. Shamefully, for every school nurse in California there are 2,505 students. Get behind the #SchoolsAndCommunitiesFirst initiative, which will reclaim $12 billion a year so schools have funds to hire more nurses to help keep our children healthy. m ay 6 Advocate for All May 22 is Harvey Milk Day, when educators can celebrate the life and legacy of the first openly gay politician in California and a leader of the American civil rights movement. Milk was not only an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, but for all minorities. He believed in safe, strong neighborhoods and supported public education and equal rights for all. For school and classroom ideas, see and (on both, search for "Harvey Milk"). 7 A P R I L / M AY 2 0 2 0

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