California Educator

April/May 2023

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CCA Spring Conference APRIL 28–30 Hilton Orange County/ Costa Mesa Hotel. The Community College Association's spring conference highlights membership and features the presentation of CCA's WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards, which recognize CCA local and state union leaders. National Teacher Day MAY 2 E VENT National Teacher Day is on Tuesday of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12). CTA Communications Awards MAY 5 NOMINATION DEADLINE The Communications Awards Program recognizes and honors CTA chapters, service centers and UniServs that communicate effectively with their members. CA LMI Summer Institute JUNE 20–22 San Diego. The California Labor Management Initiative Summer Institute brings together labor-management teams to energize partnerships, build community, and navigate the upcoming year together. ISTE Live 23 JUNE 25–28 CONFERENCE The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) holds ISTE Live 23, June 25–28. The virtual conference offers hundreds of presentations and learning experiences by educators and other innovators, and on-demand content that is available to you for six months afterward. Learn more at PBL World 2023 JUNE 26–29 CONFERENCE Napa Valley. "Sharing Our Stories: Changing the Narrative Through Gold Standard PBL." PBL World, sponsored by the nonprofit Buck Institute for Education, is the premier conference for Project Based Learning. NEA Representative Assembly JULY 2–6 CONVENTION Orlando, Florida. The world's largest democratic, deliberative body, by educators, for educators. Each summer approximately 6,000 educators — including CTA members — meet to debate the vital issues that impact American public education and set National Education Association policy and activities for the year ahead. These delegates represent the 3 million members of the NEA. Presidents Conference JULY 13–16 Join CTA for a conference designed to enhance your skills as a local president and help build systems of success for your local chapter. Provides new and returning chapter presidents a foundation to rely upon as we prepare for future challenges. CTA Summer Institute JULY 23–27 UCLA , Los Angeles. CTA's premier training offers sessions in areas that assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation and support of members. More details TBD, but sessions may include "tracks" such as Communications, Instruction and Professional Development, Emerging Leaders, Bargaining, School Finance, Member Benefits and Community Engagement. NEA Foundation Grants APRIL 27 APPLICATION DEADLINE NEA Foundation gives grants in amounts up to $5,000 for edu- cators to enhance your classroom experience. Find detailed information and applications at the website. Grants include: • Envision Equity Grants let you test new ideas and inno- vations while advancing students' cultural understanding and appreciation and understanding of civic engagement and democracy. • Student Success Grants let you develop and imple- ment projects to enhance students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, promote communication and col- laboration skills, etc. • Learning & Leadership Grants help you participate in high-quality professional development like summer insti- tutes, conferences, seminars, travel abroad programs, or action research. 9 A P R I L / M AY 2 0 2 3

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