California Educator

October 2016

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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 will be Feb. 3-5 in Burlingame. Session 2 will be 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 mem- bers support CTA Foundation'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. HIGH DESERT FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 18–20 CONFERENCE New Tropicana Las Vegas. "Learn from the Past, Face the Future Challenges and Change." The 2016 High Desert Service Center Fall Leadership Confer- ence includes Friday pre-sessions and 45 training sessions on negotiations, political action, tax fairness, organizing, membership engagement, and more. Hotel cut-off date is Oct. 28. COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK DECEMBER 5–11 EVENT CSEdWeek is an annual program ded- icated to inspiring K-12 students to get interested in computer science. Its focus is for students to participate in Hour of Code (a one-hour introduction to com- puter science and programming). Lesson plans are available for classrooms with or without computer access. GLBT ISSUES CONFERENCE DECEMBER 9–11 CONFERENCE Riviera Palm Springs. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues Con- ference is open to all CTA members and provides a venue to discuss a variety of issues affecting educators, students and community. Hotel cut-off date is Nov. 23. GLBT SAFETY IN SCHOOLS GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS DECEMBER 16 APPLICATION DEADLINE The GLBT Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa provides grants to support projects and presentations that promote understand- ing and respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer persons, as well as scholarships for members enrolled in a teaching/counseling credential or graduate program who understand the importance of LGBTQ+ educators as role models. CTA HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS JANUARY 5 NOMINATION DEADLINE These awards promote the development of programs for the advancement and protection of human and civil rights within CTA. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Coun- cil may nominate a member, chapter or Service Center Council. ISSUES CONFERENCE JANUARY 20–22 CONFERENCE Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas. " The Story of Us in the Brave New World." This conference offers urban, rural and ESP educators the opportunity to learn about current education issues, collab- orate, invest in lasting relationships, and acquire skill sets. Hotel cut-off date is Dec. 28. RA Reminder The declaration of candidacy form for state delegates to the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly in Bos- ton will appear in the November/ December Educator. 9 October 2016 CESAR E. CHAVEZ AWARDS DECEMBER 2 ENTRY DEADLINE The Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards provide recognition for stu- dents who submit visual arts projects or written essays (no biographies) that show understanding of Chavez's vision and guiding principles. Winners will receive recognition and up to $550 for both students and sponsoring CTA members. Submitters of a group entry (up to three students) will share the prize.

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