California Educator

March 2017

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M A R C H 2 0 1 7 V O L U M E 2 1 I S S U E 6 MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS Sorting Truth From Lies With fake news on the rise, educators help students learn how to distinguish fact from fiction. PAGE 34 Unconscious Bias Rita Cameron Wedding on recognizing our implicit biases and what to do about them. PAGE 13 Search and Rescue A unique program in Kelseyville has high school kids saving lives. PAGE 16 We Are Family Grammy winner Keith Han- cock teaches students about music, and more. PAGE 45 Capturing the Spark Excerpt from new book on inspired teaching and thriving schools. PAGE 39 Take the Pledge for Ed Take CTA's pledge to stand up for all students, then show your support. PAGE 11 #WhyIPledgeforEd Social Justice for All Our Social Justice Toolkit provides resources to ensure schools are safe havens for all. An Inclusive Union Learn all about the history and mission of CTA's Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee. 2016 John Swett Awards The nomination deadline for CTA's awards honoring media excellence is March 20, so hurry! Books Build Brains PAGE 8 #californiareads Good Guidance CTA's Ethnic Minority Early Identification and Devel- opment (EMEID) program grooms leaders. PAGE 10 ESP Leadership Get the skills to be a visible, vocal education advocate with NEA's ESP Leaders for Tomor- row program. Wanted: Great Ideas CTA's Institute for Teaching gives grants for innovative projects. Next deadline is April 30. Proud, United, Engaged It's the theme of CTA's 2017 Joint Ethnic Caucus Issues Conference, May 5. Disaster Relief Fund Affected by the recent storms? You may qualify for a grant. Or donate to help a colleague. Summer Travel Make plans now and save big on hotels, recreation and more with Access to Savings. Save for Retirement Learn more about your CalSTRS and CalPERS plans. PAGE 47 Beneficial Video From insurance deals to an exclusive 403(b) plan, you'll see CTA membership has its rewards. W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION Above, members of the CTA Board of Directors and CTA officers, with several lawmakers and elected leaders, in Sacramento in February. Photo by Claudia Briggs. Story on page 28. 1 March 2017

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