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CTA & You Calendar MAY 14 is California Day of the Teacher Recognizing the positive impact teachers have on local communities, this year's theme is "California Teachers: Inspiring our students, strengthening our communities." Find out more: APRIL 30 Application Deadline IFT Grants | CTA's Institute for Teaching grants support projects that demonstrate strength-based, teacher-driven reform. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to individual members and small teams of teachers. Chap- ter grant awards are up to $20,000. Find out more: APRIL 30 Event El Día de los Niños | El Día de los Niños (Children's Day) is a traditional festival in Latino culture. Many public libraries have events to promote literacy on this day. Find out more: MAY 2 Application Deadline Ethnic Minority Early Identifi cation 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. Applicants will be notified by May 30. Find out more: MAY 6 Event National Teacher Day | National Teacher Day is on Tuesday of Teacher Ap- preciation Week (May 5-9). Find out more: MAY 7 Event School Nurse Day | Since 1972, School Nurse Day has honored school nurses on the Wednesday of National Nurse Week (May 6-12). Find out more: MAY 18 Application Deadline Incentive grants for summer confer- ences | Members attending the Presidents Conference (July 17-20) or Summer Institute (Aug. 3-8) can apply for grants covering transportation and fees, including materials, meals and housing based on double occupan- cy. Specific grants are available for minorities, small chapter members, first-time partici- pants, ESP, and participants in the Emerging Leaders Track and Member Benefits Strand. Find out more: MAY 20 Event CTA ESP Day | Recognize the vital contri- butions of education support professionals during ESP Week (May 18-24). Find out more: JUNE 1 Application Deadline NEA Foundation Grants | The NEA Foun- dation awards grants to educators: Student Achievement Grants support improving aca- demic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development activities. Applications are reviewed three times a year. Find out more: See our upcoming events at APRIL 25–27 Conference Region IV Leadership Conference I r v i n e M a r r i ott | "Organizing — The Path to Strength and Unity." To build leadership skills, sessions will cover implementing CTA's Strategic Plan, technology tools for organizing, strategies to implement Com- mon Core, and school funding. Find out more: MAY 3 Seminar Common Core and Beyond E m bas sy S u i tes , Ox n a rd | (Note loca- tion change.) Get extensive practice on standards in the areas of curriculum, lit- eracy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments, and performance tasks. Learn the latest about imple- mentation of the standards and the new timelines for assessments. Cost: $25 for members; $75 for nonmembers. Selected sessions will be live-streamed concurrently and archived at Find out more: commoncoreseminars Find your Day of the Teacher poster inside the back cover. Cut it out and post it in your classroom. 54 A P R I L 2 0 1 4 Educator 04 Apr 2014 v2.3 int.indd 54 4/15/14 12:05 AM

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