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December/January 2022

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CTA State Gold Awards JAN. 7 NOMINATION DEADLINE Given to individuals (including private citizens and public officials) or orga- nizations whose leadership, acts and support have had a positive impact on California public education. Any CTA member may nominate. CTA Human Rights Awards JAN. 7 NOMINATION DEADLINE Given to CTA members, chapters and Service Center Councils to promote programs for the advancement and protection of human and civil rights. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may nominate. Issues Conference JAN. 21–23 CONFERENCE Tropicana Las Vegas, Nevada. Educa- tors from rural and urban locals and education support professionals come together to learn, share, strategize, and unite together to determine the future of public education. Booking deadline: Jan. 6. CTA Scholarships JAN. 28 APPLICATION DEADLINE The CTA Scholarship Program offers scholarships up to $3,000 to CTA members; up to $5,000 to dependent children of active members; and up to $5,000 to Student CTA members. NEA RA State Delegate Candidacy JAN. 28 FILING DEADLINE Candidates for NEA Representative Assembly state delegate must submit a declaration of candidacy, starting Jan. 4. See page 56 for details. Region III Leadership Conference FEB. 4–6 CONFERENCE Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles. "Challenging the Past — Reshaping the Future." Includes Friday pre-sessions and over 40 leadership training ses- sions. Booking deadline: Jan. 20. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships FEB. 11 APPLICATION DEADLINE Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Schol- arships up to $6,000 are available to CTA members, their dependents, and Student CTA members who are persons of color and are pursuing a teaching-related career. New Educator Weekend North FEB. 25–27 CONFERENCE Santa Clara Marriott. For educators in their first three years, NEW has everything you need to be success- ful, including sessions on classroom management, lesson plans, special education, and assessments. Booking deadline: Feb. 10. Chavez/Huerta Awards MARCH 4 ENTRY DEADLINE Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta Education Awards recognize students who demonstrate an understanding of Chavez's guiding principles with a visual art project or written essay. Awards up to $550 go to both the spon- soring CTA member and the student. CTA/NEA-Retired Issues Conference MARCH 3–4 CONFERENCE Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles. Learn how CTA/NEA-Retired is pro- tecting your future and keeping watch on federal legislation that affects your benefits. Booking deadline: Feb. 14. Equity and Human Rights Conference MARCH 4–6 CONFERENCE Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles. Affirms CTA's mission to protect the civil rights of all people and secure a more equitable, democratic soci- ety. Speakers and workshops give members a greater understanding of diversity, equity and social justice. Booking deadline: Feb. 16. Good Teaching Conference South MARCH 18–20 CONFERENCE Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove. Supports excellent practices for K-12 teachers. Booking deadline: Feb. 24. Good Teaching Conference North JAN. 28–30 CONFERENCE Hyatt Regency SFO, Burlingame. Back in person! Let one of CTA's premier training and professional development events kick off your new year. With all safety precautions in place, the conference supports excellent teaching practices and offers participants a variety of workshops on curriculum con- tent areas for K-12 teachers. Don't miss great opportunities to learn from experts and one another, exchange ideas, and improve your skills. Booking deadline: Jan. 12. 9 D E C E M B E R 2 0 21 / J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 2

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