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June/July 2021

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June / July 2021 V O L U M E 2 5 I S S U E 6 MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS MY UNSUNG HERO Teachers name lesser-known historical figures who influ- enced them and now live on in classroom lessons. PAGE 16 OUTDOOR CLASSROOM High school's new SOLE (Sustainable Outdoor Learn- ing Environment). PAGE 37 TEACHING TO INSPIRE Tracy Ruiz's ties to true-crime podcast get students' atten- tion. PAGE 50 TIME-TRAVELING PIRATES Retired member 's script made into a movie. PAGE 47 PRIDE MONTH Be true, be brave, be proud. PAGE 8 TECH TOOLS FOR TEACHERS Free, lesser-known programs that boost efficiency and engage students. PAGE 44 VACCINES FOR ADOLESCENTS What you need to know as an educator and parent. PAGE 13 W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION ACCESS TO SAVINGS Find discounts on theme parks, dining, vacations and more. access RETIREMENT PLANNING It's never too early or too late to take advantage of CTA's Retirement Savings Plan, exclusively for educators. rsp GROW YOUR MONEY Use our calculators to see how to maximize your funds. CTA PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE Essential learning for leaders. PAGE 9 CTA SUMMER INSTITUTE Unparalleled professional development, skills-building, plus networking with peers and leaders. Virtual and free. PAGE 9 ISTE LIVE 2021 CTA member Leticia Citizen is a featured voice at this "technology in education" vir- tual conference, July 26-30. 1 Photos: Top, Mi Pham; inset, Stavrialena Gontzou; both Unsplash. J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 21

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