California Educator

September 2016

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REGION I LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 23–25 CONFERENCE Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Keynote speaker is Earl Wiman, NEA Executive Committee member. He helped shape NEA's "Leading the Professions" initiative. CCA FALL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 7–9 CONFERENCE Sheraton Grand Sacramento. The Community College Association's fall conference focuses on member engagement and offers a vari- ety of trainings. See page 11 for more details. 2016 CALIFORNIA STEM SYMPOSIUM OCTOBER 9-11 CONFERENCE At the Anaheim Convention Center; speakers include Reshma Sau- jani, CEO of Girls Who Code. Engaging curriculum and classroom practices for California's updated standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards. REGION II LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OCTOBER 14–16 CONFERENCE Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada. Do you have what it takes to be an association leader? Learn the ropes or increase your skill set. NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS OCTOBER 15 APPLICATION DEADLINE The NEA Foundation awards grants to educators: Student Achieve- ment Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional develop- ment activities. Applications are reviewed three times a year. ESP LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OCTOBER 29 APPLICATION DEADLINE This training is for 20 education support professional members interested in chapter leadership roles and planning to be involved for at least five years. Session 1 is Feb. 3-5 in Burlingame. Ses- sion 2 is March 24-26 in Los Angeles. Accepted participants will be reimbursed for travel, lodging, meals and fees. Email or call 415-479-6616. VOLUNTARY DUES CONTRIBUTION NOVEMBER 1 OPT-OUT DEADLINE Voluntary annual contributions by members support CTA Foun- dation's grants/scholarships and CTA's advocacy efforts. New members are automatically enrolled in the default contribution of $10 for the CTA Foundation and $10 for advocacy. Members may change their allocation or opt out. New members have 30 days from the date of enrollment; previously enrolled members have a window from Aug. 1 to Nov. 1. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 8 ELECTION Be sure to vote and help get out the vote! Check out CTA's recom- mendations and your personalized voter guide online. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK NOVEMBER 14–18 EVENT "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility." Amer- ican Education Week is celebrated the week prior to Thanksgiving week and includes special obser vances to honor parents, educa- tion support professionals and substitute teachers. International Day of Peace "If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with children." — Gandhi Teach your students the many meanings and applications of peace, from nonvi- olence and social justice to restorative practices and the universal language of sports, on Sept. 21. Originated by the United Nations in 1981, the International Day of Peace promotes the ideals of peace, freedom and human dignity based upon respect for and understanding of individual and cultural diversity. Classroom ideas include participating in local ser vice projects, creating works of art, and planting trees or a garden. See for resources and curricula. 9 September 2016

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