California Educator

March 2015

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CALENDAR APRIL 9 Nomination Deadline 2014 John Swett Awards The 56th annual John Swett Awards for Media Excellence honor journalists for outstanding coverage of public education issues in publications and electronic media during 2014. Nominations must be submitted by CTA local chapters or Service Center Councils. Entries are judged by panels of independent media professionals. Find out more: APRIL 24–26 Conference CCA Spring Conference and WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa The Community College Association's spring conference will highlight lobbying and contract enforcement issues. Find out more: APRIL 17 Application Deadline Join the Instructional Leadership Corps Teachers Teaching Teachers We believe that teachers are the best ones to provide professional development for their colleagues. If you believe that, too, apply for the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC). The ILC is creating local educa- tional and instructional experts, bringing together teachers and administrators to develop exper- tise in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This includes supporting educa- tors to enrich instruction in their schools, and improving the adult learning conditions in schools and districts. Now starting its second year, the ILC will accept 80 educators into the program. The deadline to apply is April 17. The Instructional Leadership Corps Project is a joint collabo- ration project among CTA, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford (NBRC). APRIL 30 Application Deadline IFT Grants CTA Institute for Teaching's grant program demonstrates what teachers can do when they have the freedom to create and invent. CTA members can apply for strength-based Educator Grants up to $5,000 and Impact Grants 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: 2015 MAY 1 Application Deadline EMEID Leadership Program The Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Development Program identifies ethnic minority members who want to expand their roles in the organization. Participants are paired with a coach who assists them in defining goals and identifying appropriate steps to achieve those goals. Applicants will be noti- fied by May 29. Find out more: CTA & You 52

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