California Educator

April 2015

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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: 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 notified by May 29. Find out more: MAY 5 Event National Teacher Day National Teacher Day is on Tuesday of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8). Find out more: APRIL 24–26 Conference CCA Spring Conference and WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa "Advocacy: Bending the Arc Towards Justice." The Community College Association's spring conference will highlight lobbying and contract enforcement issues. Find out more: 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: MAY 10 Application Deadline Incentive grants for summer conferences Members attending the Presidents Conference (July 16-19) or Summer Institute (Aug. 2-6) can apply for grants covering transportation and fees, including materials, meals, and housing based on double occupancy. Specific grants are available for minorities, small chapter members, first-time participants, ESP, and participants in the Emerging Leaders Track and Member Benefits Strand. Find out more: MAY 13 Event California Day of the Teacher "California Teachers: Where School Innovation Begins." California's celebration, arising from legislation co- sponsored by CTA and the Association of Mexican American Educators, is patterned after the traditional Día del Maestro festival. Find out more: CALENDAR 2015 MAY 6 Event School Nurse Day Since 1972, School Nurse Day has honored school nurses on the Wednesday of National Nurse Week (May 6-12). Find out more: CTA & You 52

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