California Educator

September 2014

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CTA & You Summer Institute CTA's Summer Institute provides Common Core resources Hundreds come to UCLA for CTA training By Joella Aragon C TA' S S U M M E R I N S T I T U T E offers sessions in areas that assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation and support of members. The UCLA ballroom was packed with more than 250 CTA partici- pants ready to learn about Common Core State Standards, with over 700 more participating online via live streaming. Among the keynote speakers, Bobb Darnell of Achievement Strategies shared "Cures for the Common Core" and discussed personal teaching style and students' learning needs. "Technology Support for Curriculum and Instruction" was pre- sented by Cathleen Richardson, an Apple education development executive, and the topic "Formative Assessment: Does It Have a Role in Today's Curriculum and Evaluation Cauldron?" was presented by James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Amy Froeschle (United Teachers of Pasadena), Olga Cueva and Lorena Cueva Martinez (Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association), and Eleanor Evans (San Diego Education Association) used the time to network and exchange technology tips. Shawne Hume, Huntington Beach UHSD Education Association. "We are here from Alaska! It's a great training." Deborah Benson, Debbie Omstead, Rebecca Gerik and Devon Roberts, Alaska Education Association members and staff, came from Anchorage. Sherry Salsbury and Leslie Maricle- Barkley, Ukiah Teachers Association. 56

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