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January / February 2017

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T H E F I R S T - E V E R N E W E D U C AT O R W E E K E N D C O N F E R E N C E , March 10-12 in Irvine, has everything an educator with five or less years in the profession needs. It starts on Friday evening with cocktails, colleagues and comedy. On Saturday, attend sessions of interest, learn from successful and inspiring educators, reflect with other participants, and talk about what lies ahead. Sunday morning features more sessions and a closing brunch with a keynote speaker. " The New Educator Weekend is a way for CTA to connect and address the needs of new teachers and younger members," says CTA President Eric Heins. "We're eager to meet with you and hear what you have to say." Session topics include: • Classroom management. • Navigating IEPs and special education areas. • What I wish I knew my first years of teaching. • Working with colleagues, administration and parents. • Common Core, state standards, assessments and pedagogy. • Teaching as a career. • Resources and programs available to members. Registration is $49 for CTA members ($10 for Student CTA; $250 for nonmembers), which includes the opening reception, most meals and all materials. Districts may pay the registration fee, as this event offers over 12 hours of professional development and is as an excellent induction program for new educators. See #ctanew Special preconference: Come early on Friday, March 10, for a free preconference for new educators getting started in their careers. Get help with student loans, bud- geting, saving for your future, and more. Includes lunch and speaker Rob Black, host of Rob Black & Your Money. S y l v i a M e n d e z t o s p e a k a t C C A C o n f e r e n c e I N S E P T E M B E R 1 9 4 3 , 9-year-old Sylvia Mendez and her brothers were denied enrollment at their neighborhood school in Orange County and told to enroll at the "Mexican" school 10 blocks away. Her parents and four other families successfully sued the school districts in 1945 in a landmark California desegregation case, Men- dez v. Westminster. Mendez, a civil rights activist and recipient of the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom, is the keynote speaker at the Community College Association Winter Con- ference, Feb. 24-26 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The con- ference includes standout trainings, with a focus on bargaining and coordinat- ing bargaining strategies. See for details. Calling all new educators! CTA's new conference is a must for those with 5 or less years in the profession. #ctanew New Educator Weekend MARCH 10–12, 2017 10 in the know news & notes

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