California Educator

November / December 2016

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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. CTA HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS JANUARY 5 NOMINATION DEADLINE These awards promote the development of programs for advancement and protec- tion of human and civil rights within CTA. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may nominate a member, chapter or Service Center Council. CTA COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS JANUARY 13 NOMINATION DEADLINE These awards recognize CTA chapters, Service Centers and UniServs for out- standing communications programs in a variety of categories. Any chapter, Ser- vice Center or UniServ may nominate. CTA STATE GOLD AWARDS JANUARY 13 NOMINATION DEADLINE These awards recognize persons and organizations whose leadership, acts and support have had a positive impact on public education in California. Any CTA member or affiliate may nominate. 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 edu- cation support professional educators the opportunity to learn about current education issues, collaborate, invest in lasting relationships, and acquire skill sets. Hotel cut-off date is Dec. 30. CANDIDACY FOR NEA STATE DELEGATE JANUARY 31 FILING DEADLINE Candidates for NEA RA state delegate must submit a declaration of candidacy. See page 52. NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS FEBRUARY 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE The NEA Foundation awards grants to NEA members. Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality profes- sional development. Applications are reviewed three times a year. CTA SCHOLARSHIPS FEBRUARY 3 APPLICATION DEADLINE The 2016-17 CTA Scholarship Pro- gram offers up to 35 scholarships of $5,000 for dependent children of CTA members, including one for a student attending a continuation high school or alternative education program. There are up to five scholarships of $3,000 for CTA members completing college coursework , and up to three scholarships of $5,000 for Student CTA members. Submit applications online by Feb. 3. GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE NORTH FEBRUARY 3–5 CONFERENCE Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Supports excellent K-12 teaching practices, offers a variety of workshops in content areas, provides professional development opportunities, and allows time to net- work with colleagues and experts. Hotel cut-off date is Jan. 19. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIPS FEBRUARY 17 APPLICATION DEADLINE Aimed at helping members of ethnic minorities prepare for careers in public education, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is supported by voluntary contributions from CTA members and the CTA Foundation for Teaching and Learning. An applicant must be an active CTA or Student CTA member, or a dependent of a CTA mem- ber. Past recipients have received up to $6,000. CCA WINTER CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 24–26 CONFERENCE Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles. The Community College Association's winter conference focuses on bargaining skills and coordinating bargaining strate- gies with other locals. Bargaining teams are encouraged to attend. Hotel cut-off date is Feb. 9. CTA/NEA-RETIRED ISSUES CONFERENCE MARCH 2–3 CONFERENCE Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Learn how CTA/NEA- Retired is working to protect your future and closely watching federal legislation that affects retirement bene- fits. Stay connected, be protected, and enjoy great benefits. Hotel cut-off date is Feb. 8. EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE MARCH 3–5 CONFERENCE Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Affirming CTA's mission to protect children's civil rights and secure a more equitable, democratic society, this conference provides mem- bers with a greater understanding of diversity, equity and social justice issues. Hotel cut-off date is Feb. 8. 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 pro- mote understanding 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. 9 November / December 2016 Guy DeRosa was a CTA member, educator, and lifelong advocate for civil and human rights.

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