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Heads up Deadlines HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS Jan. 8, 2010 The CTA Human Rights Awards Program was adopted by CTA’s State Council of Education in October 1984, and was further augmented to in- clude seven new categories of awards in the ensuing years. The goal of the awards program is to promote the development of programs for the ad- vancement and protection of human and civil rights within the associa- tion. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 8, 2010. For more information, visit Further your career in education. Now more than ever, our children need great educators. If you’re considering a career change or continuing your education, we invite you to explore Azusa Pacific University.With programs for teachers and counselors, coaches and administrators, we’re confident APU has a degree for you. APU offers: • Convenient classes 1 night a week at 1 of 8 Southern California locations. • More than 36 credential andmaster’s degree opportunities. • Accelerated programs that allow you to earn your degree in just 12–18 months. • NCATE-accredited programs recognized by all 50 states and internationally. Start your degree this fall. Contact us today! Call Click Email (800) 825-5278 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS March 5, 2010 CTA and Student CTA established a living memorial in the form of a scholarship fund to aid members of ethnic minorities in preparing for teaching related careers in public education. This scholarship is sup- ported by voluntary contributions from the CTA membership and the CTA Foundation for Teaching and Learning. Scholarships vary each year depending on the amount of contributions and on the financial need of individual applicants. In order to be eligible, an applicant must be pursu- ing a teaching-related career in public education and be a member of a defined ethnic minority group. Applications for this scholarship are due by Friday, March 5, 2010. For more information, visit conferences URBAN ISSUES CONFERENCE Feb. 26–28, 2010 San Jose The Fairmont Hotel Urban and suburban schools are faced with meeting the diverse needs of students, especially with the recent state budget costs to education. The goal of the CTA Urban Issues Conference is to provide participants the opportunities to promote the interests of quality public education through powerful dialogues and effective elective sessions. This confer- ence will focus on sharing tools and best practices by our members and staff who work in urban and suburban settings using dialogue as a pow- erful tool for change. Join your colleagues as we build on successful models to impact and improve the future of urban education. For more information, visit cta/Urban+Issues+Conference.htm. EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE March 5–7, 2010 Irvine Marriott Hotel Irvine The 2010 Equity and Human Rights Conference theme, “A Nation for All: Celebrating the Diversity in Education,” reflects CTA’s mission of protect- ing the rights of children and youth to be educated in an equitable and safe public school environment. The 19th year of the conference will feature workshops that address classroom strategies in underperform- ing schools, as well as women’s issues and diversity education. The con- ference highlights will be the Saturday Human Rights Awards Luncheon and the Friday evening and Sunday morning student entertainment. For more information, visit cta/Equity+and+Human+Rights.htm. AZUSA | HIGH DESERT | INLAND EMPIRE | LOS ANGELES | MURRIETA ORANGE COUNTY | SAN DIEGO | VENTURA | ONLINE GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE SOUTH March 12–14, 2010 Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure Hotel The CTA Good Teaching Conference, presented in Northern and South- ern editions, is designed to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers. Offering a variety of diverse workshops in curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, the conference provides opportunities for professional development and offers time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field. Highlights in- clude sessions on innovative educational best practices, content devel- opment, technology, classroom management, and much more. For more information, visit cta/Good+Teaching+Conf.htm. 34 California Educator | december 2009 • january 2010

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