California Educator

December 2014

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W E ' R E H A V I N G A J O U R N A L I S M C O N T E S T in order to pro- mote and highlight the outstanding work and creativity of student journalism programs throughout California. H E R E ' S H O W I T ' L L W O R K : 1. Interested public high school journalism programs will submit one spread that showcases teaching and learning in the school. This may include a teacher or group of teachers and their work with students individually or as part of a program. 2. All entries received will be posted online at The winning entry will be published in the May 2015 California Educator (circulation 325,000) with a story about that journalism class. 3. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., March 2, 2015. There is no charge for submitting an entry. One entry per journalism class. 4. Each entry will be submitted electronically as an attachment to an email sent to Each entry must be submitted with the following information: • Name of school and journalism class. • Local CTA chapter. • Town or city. • Journalism teacher. • Names of students who worked on the layout. Please include the school's name in the name of the PDF (example: AnytownHigh-Journalism1.pdf). An entry must be one PDF file containing a dou- ble-page spread of two 8-by-10-inch pages, prefer- ably combined into one 16-by-10-inch sheet. If you are using InDesign, you can set the export options to combine spreads automatically. Please try to reduce the file size as much as possible. 5. All complete entries received by the deadline will be judged by the CTA Communica- tions Committee and professional journalists. The winner will be determined based on content, writing, photography and layout design. CTA Journalism Contest Find contest rules and an online interface that provides an alter- native way to submit your entry. Go Online @ 5 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 5 WI15-3025 The CLAD Through CTEL Program UC San Diego Extension offers a Commission-approved CLAD Through CTEL program for teachers with a valid California teaching credential who are required to earn a California English Learner Authorization. We accept candidates that would also like to earn this Authorization through a combination of exam scores and coursework, in addition to coursework only candidates. After completing the program, students can then initiate the formal recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The UC San Diego Extension CLAD Through CTEL Program is: • 100% online • An alternative to earning the CLAD Certificate by examination • Specifically designed to be completed within 3-6 months • A total of 18 quarter units in Education • Free application processing and recommendation to the CCTC To view credential requirements, the program FAQ and to download an application please visit our CLAD Through CTEL Program page at UC San Diego Extension also offers accessible and affordable online programs for K-12 and Postsecondary Educators. • New courses begin every month • Most programs can be completed online within 1 year • Interactive, research-based Programs with practical classroom application Programs include: • CCTC-Approved Clear Credential • CCTC-Approved Reading and Literacy Added Authorization • College Counseling Specialized Certificate • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Specialized Certificate • Teaching Adult Learners Professional Certificate • Teaching Online Certificate • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Professional Certificate • Professional Development/Salary Point Coursework For more information, please contact Morgan Appel, Director of Education at: (858) 534-9273 or

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