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February 2014

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CTA &You Calendar See our upcoming events at Seminars: Common Core and Beyond Get extensive practice on standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks. Learn the latest about implementation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments in these seminars. Cost: $25 for members; $75 for non-members. If you can't attend, register for the Virtual Pass and participate online. FRIDAY, FEB. 7Pasadena FRIDAY, MARCH 14 Anaheim (Good Teaching Conference) SATURDAY, APRIL 5Stockton SATURDAY, MAY 3 San Luis Obispo FEBRUARY 7 Application Deadline H U R RY CTA Scholarships 2014 CTA Scholarship program applications must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 7. There are up to 35 scholarships of $5,000 for dependent children of CTA members, plus one scholarship for a dependent child attending a continuation high school or alternative education program. There are up to five scholarships of $3,000 for CTA members completing college coursework, and up to three scholarships of $5,000 for Student CTA members. Find out more: FEBRUARY 7–9 Conference CCA Winter Conference Hotel Maya, DoubleTree by Hilton, Long Beach "CCA: The Winning Score." The Community College Association's winter conference will focus on bargaining. Find out more: FEBRUARY 21 Application Deadline Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships These scholarships aim to help members of ethnic minorities in preparing for teaching-related careers in public education. An applicant must be an active CTA or Student CTA member, or a dependent child of a CTA member. Find out more: FEBRUARY 27–28 MARCH 3 Event MARCH 7 Application Availability Read Across America Read Across America is a national day celebrating reading, sponsored by NEA and CTA. CTA's program, California Reads, offers teacher-approved quarterly book recommendations for four age groups (see page 48). So plan local reading events on March 3 — and throughout the year! Find out more: Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development Program EMEID identifies ethnic minority members who are interested in expanding their roles in the organization. Once accepted in the program, participants are paired with a coach who assists them in defining goals and identifying appropriate steps to achieve those goals. Program details are available online March 7. The application deadline is May 2. Find more: Crossword solution Conference CTA/NEA-Retired Conference Marriott Hotel, Irvine "Making the Most of Retirement." If you are considering retirement or are retired, you want to attend. The workshops cover a wide variety of topics. Find out more: FEBRUARY 28–MARCH 2 Conference Equity and Human Rights Conference Marriott Hotel, Irvine "POWER UP! Harnessing Community Partnerships to Access an Equitable Future." Some 38 workshops covering topics promoting diversity, reducing racism, addressing women's issues will provide a greater understanding of diversity and equity issues. Find out more: 50 Educator 02 Feb 2014 v2.1 int.indd 50 FE B RUARY 20 14 1/27/14 3:52 PM

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