California Educator

June/July 2021

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CALENDAR June / July 2021 T H O U G H J U N E I S when many schools end the year, take advantage of classroom time you have to teach students about equality, LGBTQ+ history, activism and activists. The Anti-Defamation League ( offers lesson plans for grades 4-12 and book recom- mendations. GLSEN ( has lesson plans and extensive resource guides for educators. Search for CTA's LGBTQ+ Pride Month page at and NEA's guidance on supporting LGBTQ+ youth at ISTE Live 21 "Designing a New Learning Landscape." The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) holds its virtual conference June 26–30. On tap: hundreds of presentations and learning experiences by educators and other innovators, and on-demand content available to you for six months afterward. California MTSS Professional Learning Institute "Know Me, Include Me" is the theme of this year 's California MTSS (Multi- Tiered System of Support) virtual conference, July 20–22, for classroom educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, county office of education leaders, and community organizations working to create inclusive and equitable learning environments. Speakers include Tyrone C. Howard, professor in UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and inaugural director of UCLA's Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families. Howard is also director of UCLA's Black Male Institute, and a native and former classroom teacher of Compton. Register at NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards T U N E I N T O NEA's virtual event honoring the 2021 Human and Civil Rights Award winners, drawn from educators and activists across the country. Festivities begin June 29, 5 p.m. PDT, prior to the start of NEA's annual Representative Assembly (RA), which runs June 30–July 3. (See next page.) June Is Pride Month 8 In the Know

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