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CTA & You Calendar FEBRUARY 1 Application Deadline NEA Foundation grants The NEA Foundation awards grants to edu- cators. Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development activities. Applica- tions are reviewed three times a year. Find out more: FEBRUARY 6 Application Deadline CTA Scholarships The 2015 CTA Scholarship Program of- fers up to 34 scholarships of $5,000 for dependent children of CTA members, plus one $5,000 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. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 6. Find out more: FEBRUARY 6–8 Conference Good Teaching Conference North Fairmont Hotel, San Jose The Good Teaching Conferences support excellent teaching and learning practices for K-12 teachers. They offer a variety of workshops in curriculum content areas, provide opportunities for professional See our upcoming events at California Educator Volume 19, Issue 4, November 2014 California Educator (ISSN 1091-6148) is published monthly except January, June and July by: California Teachers Association, 1705 Murchison Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010- 4583. Periodicals Postage Paid at Burlingame, CA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to California Educator, P.O. Box 4178, Burlin- game, CA 94011-4178. RA REMINDER: development, and allow time to network with colleagues and experts. Find out more: FEBRUARY 20 Application Deadline Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships Aimed at helping members of ethnic minori- ties in preparing for teaching-related careers in public education, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is supported by voluntary contributions from CTA members and the CTA Foundation for Teaching and Learning. An applicant must be an active CTA or Student CTA member, or a depen- dent child of a CTA member. Find out more: FEBRUARY 20–22 Conference CCA Winter Conference Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego The Community College Association's winter conference is dedicated to enhancing bar- gaining skills and coordinating bargaining strategies with other locals throughout the state. Bargaining teams are encouraged to attend. Find out more: The declaration of candidacy form for state delegates to the 2015 NEA Representative Assembly in Orlando, Florida, will appear in the December issue of the Educator. DECEMBER 8–14 Event Computer Science Education Week CSEdWeek is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take inter- est in computer science. Its focus is for every student to participate in an Hour of Code (a one-hour introduction to computer science and programming). Find out more: JANUARY 6 Nomination Deadline CTA Human Rights Awards These awards promote the development of programs for the advancement and protec- tion of human and civil rights within CTA. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may nominate a member, chapter or Service Center Council. Find out more: JANUARY 9 Entry Deadline César E. Chávez Awards The César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards provide recognition for students who submit visual arts projects or written essays (no biographies) that show understanding of César Chávez's vision and guiding principles. Winners will receive recognition and up to $550 for both students and sponsoring CTA members. Submitters of a group entry (up to three students) will share the prize. Find out more: JANUARY 16–18 Conference Issues Conference Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada "Embracing Challenges and Shaping Our Fu- ture." This conference offers urban, rural and ESP educators an opportunity to learn and network about issues such as Common Core implementation, the Local Control Funding Formula, health care and retirement. Find out more: 58

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