California Educator

May / June 2016

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Katharine Fong Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Karyn Ferrera Sam DeMuro Craig Hamilton Gladdie Cabral EDITOR IN CHIEF STAFF WRITER CTA WEB EDITOR CTA DIGITAL EDITOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT WEB ASSISTANT PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY-TREASURER Eric C. Heins Theresa Montaño David B. Goldberg CTA ELECTED OFFICERS José Alcalá, Gayle Bilek, Greg Bonaccorsi, E. Toby Boyd, Tyrone V. Cabell, Elana Davidson, Barbara J. Dawson, Dana Dillon, Jerry Eaton, Susan Green, Jim Groth, Terri Jackson, Erika Jones, Leslie Littman, Sergio Martinez, Sonia Martin-Solis, Marty G. Meeden, George Melendez, Kendall Vaught, Curtis Washington BOARD OF DIRECTORS California Educator Volume 20, Issue 9, May/June 2016 California Educator (ISSN 1091-6148) is published monthly except January, June and July by: California Teachers Association, 1705 Murchison Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010-4583. Periodicals Postage Paid at Burlingame, CA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to California Educator, P.O. Box 4178, Burlingame, CA 94011-4178. Scott Buschman, Steve Carson, Len Feldman, Stephen R. Harris III, Dina Martin, Cynthia Menzel, Mike Myslinski, Terry Ng, Jay Ortiz, Irving Rothstein, Ed Sibby, Frank Wells CONTRIBUTORS Joe Nuñez Rebecca Zoglman Jonathan Goldman Claudia Briggs EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ASSOCIATE EXEC. DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER ASSISTANT MANAGER California Educator is published for the information and edification of CTA members. The editorial philosophy is governed by the policies of CTA. Articles and advertising reflect that philosophy. Letters to the editor may be sent to Publication of advertising in the California Educator does not indicate CTA approval of the product or of the companies that purchase advertising. For advertising rates and information, contact Lisa Neely, COP Communications, Inc., 620 W. Elk Ave., Glendale, CA 91204 818-660-5828 CTA/NEA membership dues for the fiscal year (Sept. 1, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2016) are $829, including a $20 refundable contribution (see for details). Up to $18.40 of CTA annual dues is designated for CTA/ABC political activities to support state and local candidates and/or initiatives and is not deductible for income tax purposes. Subscription to the California Educator is $10 per year, available to persons or institutions not eligible for CTA/NEA membership. CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION 1705 Murchison Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010-4583 650-697-1400; fax 650-552-5002;, EDITORIAL INFORMATION MISSION STATEMENT The California Teachers Association exists to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education; to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society. 6 WI15-3045 CCTC Approved Reading and Literacy Added Authorization UC San Diego Extension offers the CCTC Approved Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (previously referred to as Reading Certificate) which is a comprehensive program of study that provides students with a solid foundation in the research and methods of reading instruction. The Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program is geared towards teachers with the potential to become leaders and mentors in the area of reading. It will provide educators with the right tools to improve student achievement. Program Highlights: • The program provides participants with the skills to develop a research-based program of reading instruction for implementation in their own classrooms or as a resource for other classroom teachers • This certificate is aligned with the requirements and standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). • 100% online To view credential requirements, the program FAQs and to download an application please visit our Reading Instruction 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 Program • CCTC Approved CLAD Through CTEL Program • 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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