California Educator

January / February 2017

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NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK FEBRUARY 6–10 E V E N T Celebrate your counselor! School counsel- ors make unique contributions to education and can have tremendous impact on stu- dents' academic success and career plans. POLITICAL ACADEMY SOUTH FEBRUARY 10–12 C O N F E R E N C E Hilton San Diego Airport. Offers hands-on learning that encompasses the skills and knowledge needed to run successful politi- cal campaigns. Hotel cut-off date is Jan. 27. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIPS FEBRUARY 17 A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E Aimed at helping members of ethnic minorities prepare for careers in public edu- cation, 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 Stu- dent CTA member, or a dependent child of a CTA member. Past recipients have received up to $6,000. CCA WINTER CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 24–26 C O N F E R E N C E Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles. The Community College Association's winter conference focuses on enhancing bargaining skills and coordinating bargain- ing strategies with other locals. Bargaining teams are encouraged to attend. Hotel cut- off date is Feb. 9. CTA/NEA-RETIRED ISSUES CONFERENCE MARCH 2–3 C O N F E R E N C E Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Make the most of retirement! Learn how CTA/NEA-Retired is working to protect your future and closely watching federal legislation that affects retirement benefits. Stay connected, be protected, and enjoy great benefits. Hotel cut-off date is Feb. 8. EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE MARCH 3–5 C O N F E R E N C E Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. This conference affirms CTA's mission to protect the civil rights of children and secure a more equi- table, democratic society. Speakers and workshops provide members with a greater understanding of diversity, equity and social justice. Hotel cut-off date is Feb. 8. #ctaehr POLITICAL ACADEMY NORTH MARCH 10–12 C O N F E R E N C E Hilton San Jose. Offers hands-on learning that encompasses the skills and knowledge needed to run successful political cam- paigns. Hotel cut-off date is Feb. 24. GOOD TEACHING CONFERENCE SOUTH MARCH 17–19 C O N F E R E N C E Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove. Supports excellent teaching and learning practices for K-12 teachers, offers a variety of workshops in curriculum content areas, provides opportunities for profes- sional development, and allows time to network with colleagues and experts. Hotel cut-off date is March 2. #ctagtc NEA HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE MARCH 17–19 C O N F E R E N C E Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas. "Unite. Inspire. Lead: Strengthening Bridges to Opportunities." Share information, develop skill, and network with others within the higher ed community. A daylong Leadership Day organizing activity will be held March 16. Coming Up Political Academy South Feb. 10–12 San Diego CCA Winter Conference Feb. 24–26 Los Angeles Read Across America March 2 CTA/NEA-Retired Issues Conference March 2–3 San Jose Equity and Human Rights Conference March 3–5 San Jose New Educator Weekend March 10–12 Irvine Political Academy North March 10–12 San Jose Good Teaching Conference South March 17–19 Garden Grove CCA Spring Conference April 21–23 Manhattan Beach Joint Ethnic Caucus Issues Conference May 5–7 Manhattan Beach California Day of the Teacher May 10 CTA Education Support Professionals Day May 23* Presidents Conference July 20–23 San Jose Summer Institute July 30–Aug. 3 Los Angeles *CTA's 2016-17 Pocket Calendar lists incorrect dates for ESP Week, which is May 21–27, and CTA ESP Day, which is Tuesday, May 23. DON'T MISS: New Educator Weekend MARCH 10–12 C O N F E R E N C E Irvine Marriott. This new conference is for educators in their first five years. It's an excel- lent induction program, offering over 12 hours of professional development, and includes sessions and electives on classroom management, the new state standards, assessments, navigating IEPs and special education, and resources and programs available to members. Registration is only $49 for CTA members, including materials and most meals. Hotel cut- off date is Feb. 18. See story on page 10. #ctanew 9 January / February 2017

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