California Educator

August/September 2023

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August / September 2023 V O L U M E 2 8 I S S U E 1 MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION 1 A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 3 THE RIGHT STUFF The essential elements that make San Diego's Hoover High work. PAGE 32 TEN AWESOME TIPS How to get your students laughing, connected and engaged. PAGE 24 EDUCATOR IS VINDICATED Wrongful suspension is over- turned in case of San Jose teacher supporting LGBTQ+ students. PAGE 43 GARDENS OF LEARNING Sergio de Alba's lessons open worlds for students. PAGE 13 BECOME A MEMBER Why? Because CTA has resources, trainings — and your back. Because together we can bring about change for our students, communities and each other. LIT FROM WITHIN A bumper crop of new-ish works by members. PAGE 56 NEW MEDIA SPOTS CTA's new ad spots continue to highlight the transforma- tive powers of community schools, with their shared decision-making process. PAGE 39 communityschools EXCLUSIVELY YOURS Member discounts on everything from auto and home insurance to dining out and theme parks are available to you. Details at RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN Ensure a financially secure future with CTA's 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, created for educators. Visit rsp REFRESH YOUR SKILLS From classroom management to Canva, CTA conferences and leadership events offer trainings you can put to use immediately. PAGE 8 CTA SPECIAL ED CONFERENCE Peer-led sessions provide strategies, tips and proven research to help you support your exceptional students. Oct. 6-8, Orange County. CUE UP FOR FALL CUE (Computer-Using Educators) puts on its Fall Conference in Stockton Oct. 21-22. Above: Participants at CTA Summer Institute in July. Mark your calendar for 2024 #CTASI and more trainings — see page 8 for dates. Photo by Chris Robledo. C O M M U N I T Y S C H O O L S

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