California Educator

June/July 2021

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Presidents Conference (2021 Home Edition!), July 12–16, is geared for local chapter leaders. It will provide new and returning presidents training designed to enhance your skills as leaders and help build systems of success for your chapters. #CTAPC Summer Institute (2021 Home Edition!), July 26–29, focuses on preparing you and your chapter for the chal- lenges that lie ahead. #CTASI This year, CTA's premier training conference will have a special emphasis on the unique issues we face as we return to classrooms for the new school year. Tracks and session topics include: • Communications: Storytelling and strategy; tools for branding, advocacy, member engagement. • Community Engagement and Coalition Building: Tools to deepen relationships, build power and take collective action to foster student success. • Economic Justice: Become knowledgeable and persuasive advocates for economic justice and the education profession. • Emerging Leaders: Information, resources and skills needed to become effective organizers. • Bargaining Skills: Learn the basics, with a focus on current bargaining issues during the pandemic. • Instruction and Professional Development: Focus on educator and student trauma and self-care; how to develop classroom environments and instructional practices that allow students to thrive and persevere. • Member Benefits: Build skills to engage members in new ways; tools and resources to help your local stay on track. • Member Organizing: Skills and best practices to recruit, engage and organize members. • School Finance: Learn to analyze district finances, and how to use this knowledge for negotiations. PBL World 2021 JUNE 21–24 CONFERENCE Virtual. "Racial Equity at the Center." PBL World, sponsored by the nonprofit Buck Institute for Education, is the premier conference for Project Based Learning. ASCD Annual Conference JUNE 23–25 CONFERENCE Virtual. Choose from hundreds of concurrent sessions about virtually every education topic. Connect with fellow educators who are committed to serving students and changing our education landscape for the better. NEA Representative Assembly JUNE 30–JULY 3 CONVENTION Virtual. NEA's annual RA is the world's largest democratic deliberative body with about 7,000 delegates. CTA mem- bers will help set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. Delegates to this year 's meeting will use a virtual platform that allows for debate, voting on business items, and all other RA business. CTA Summer Conferences CTA's summer conferences, with their plethora of professional development and leadership opportunities, continue to be virtual — out of an abundance of caution during the pandemic, but also to allow as many educators as possible to attend, no matter where they are. Bonus for members: The conferences are free, and university credit and professional growth hours are available! Register at 9 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 21

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