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Heads Up! Conferences What Works! Strengths-Based Ap- proaches to Early Childhood Educa- tion Online Conference October 26 - November 14 Convened by CTA, CTA’s Institute for Teaching, and iCohere The conference offers positive ap- proaches to assist preschool teachers, aides and daycare staff in enriching the learning environments of California chil- dren. Free for CTA members and avail- able online any time during the three- week period. Learn more or register at Awards and scholarship deadlines The César E. Chávez Memorial Educa- tion Awards program provides recogni- tion for students and their teachers who show how the vision and guiding princi- ples of César Chávez affect their lives. Jan. 8 is the deadline to enter written essays (no biographies) or visual arts projects. En- tries must be completed by one student or a group of no more than five students in conjunction with a CTA member. A CTA member may submit up to five individual entries or one group entry. Grade level cat- egories range from pre-K (artwork only) to higher education (freshman and sopho- more years only). Top prize winners will receive recognition plus $1,000 for both students and CTA members. Students who submit a group entry will share the award. For more information, visit www.cta. org/mycta/profession/scholarships/ cesarchavez. Applications for the 2010 CTA Scholar- ship program must be postmarked by Feb. 5. The program offers up to 35 $5,000 scholarships for dependent chil- dren of CTA members, including the Ralph J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship for the highest-scoring applicant; the Del A. Weber Scholarship, one $5,000 schol- arship for a dependent child of a CTA member attending continuation high school or an alternative education pro- gram; up to five $3,000 scholarships for CTA members, including members working on an emergency credential; and the L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship, up to three $3,000 scholar- ships for Student CTA members. For more information, visit mycta/profession/scholarships. $2,500 Classroom Makeover Teachers can win up to $2,500 to buy needed supplies for their classrooms in the Great American Classroom Makeover, sponsored by the Great American Finan- cial Resources, Inc.(GAFRI). To enter, teachers simply need write a few sen- tences about why their room deserves a makeover and include a current photo of their classroom. Entries will be accepted online at www.teachersdeservethebest. com from Sept. 1 - Oct. 30, 2009. Submis- sions will also be accepted by mail. En- tries must be postmarked by October 30, 2009. Teachers can send their name, school, address, phone number and e- mail address along with a photo and short description of why their classroom deserves the makeover to: GAFRI, CMS-Classroom Makeover 525 Vine Street, 7th Floor Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 For more info, go to www. Programs for California Professionals in Education Designed to advance your career Credentials and Certificates  Multiple and Single Subject  Administrative Credentials  CTEL  Education Counseling  School Psychology  Special Education  Reading and Language Arts  Child Life Specialist Bachelors  Liberal Studies  Child Development  active faculty   the state      Celebrating more than 100 years of excellence in teacher education. 34 California Educator | OCTOBER 2009 Masters  Educational Management  School Counseling  Special Education: Mild/Moderate  School Psychology  Reading  Special Emphasis  Child Life  Child Development  Advanced Teaching Doctoral  Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) University of LaVerne COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 1950 Third Street La Verne, CA 91750 Call toll free: (877) GO-TO-ULV or email:

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