California Educator

May 2015

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What's new at CTA Online Most popular post Viral video Favorite comments More top tweets Belinda Stevens Hyde | A P R I L 2 5 I just LOVE my job. Joanne Sheehan Lindevald | A P R I L 2 3 My daughter and son both teach in the same building that I do! I am so lucky to have them as children, now also friends and colleagues! It is great fun when we get our three classes together for special events! Linda Ortega | A P R I L 2 1 Been there... Keep up the good fight and ORGANIZE, by getting your community involved. Ophelia Vasquez | A P R I L 2 1 Get your parents and the community involved in your struggle, i.e., a Facebook page, parents picketing in front of the district office every morning, are helpful in reaching a fair contract. Stand united and you can do great things. Rebecca McAlar y | A P R I L 1 1 Let teachers teach, not simply prep students for flawed tests. Suzi Tornberg | A P R I L 6 My 6th graders are creating public information pieces, posters and brochures, as part of a potable water science research PBL. It is great how much they are discovering and how they are changing their water habits and educating their families too. @JoshKob1 Having a great time with @christal_watts in our e-organizing training at CTA's Political Academy. @MrPABruno A good rule of thumb: when somebody talks about the 'factory model' of schooling, you can stop taking them seriously. @reeveskd "I am more than a test." From the pens of children. @MrLeal1 Change can't be top-down. #CTATopT weet Use this hashtag in your tweets and we'll select our favorites for each issue of the California Educator. Parents-to-be, look here! The CTA Well-Baby Program offers a myriad of resources to help guide you through your pregnancy. Be sure to check out the recent enhancements. 1 2 Read fourth report on QEIA CTA has released the fourth in a series of five comprehensive reports on the Quality Education Investment Act. 3 Where we stand on the bills Check out the cool automated resource that lists the status of CTA's sponsored and co-sponsored legislation for 2015-16. 4 May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month Join us as we acknowledge the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during Asian Pacific Heritage Month — and year-round. Workshops enhance skills and knowledge CTA offers workshops on Ethnic Minority Leadership Development, Human Rights sessions on a variety of topics, and much more. 5 A P R 1 1 149 likes 56 shares Inspiration and Innovation CTA's new TV ads remind Californians that innovation is happening in our public schools and educators are leading efforts to make our schools even stronger. Tell the LA Times the partisan poll they wrote about on their front page is flat-out wrong! 7 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 9

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