California Educator

August / September 2017

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS FIRST-YEAR REFLECTIONS New educators on what they learned and the impact on their teaching. PAGE 26 PRIDE & RESPECT ROTC instructor Pedro Martinez instills both in his students. PAGE 15 NO ONE EATS ALONE Lunchtime isolation can be devastating. Some educators are changing that. PAGE 32 PASSING PROBATION Sage advice from both veteran and new teachers. PAGE 28 A REAL LIFE-SAVER Saving a colleague's life is all in a day 's work for Richard McDowell. PAGE 68 LGBTQ+ PIONEERS Sierra College oral history project captures activism. PAGE 62 A SITE TO SEE Creating a new website? Start — and finish — here. PAGE 60 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE One district's upbeat music video is a model of welcome a year later. PAGE 39 DIGITAL LESSON-SHARING Open Educational Resources offer advantages for all, though challenges abound. PAGE 20 #goopen LEARNING COMMUNIT Y Get on NEA edCommunities for collegial connections. PAGE 46 NEED SUPPORT? Search all of NEA's professional supports content. LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES Learn the skills, build your network to be a better chapter leader at CTA Region I, II and III conferences. PAGE 9 GET A GRANT NEA Foundation Grants for educators and students. PAGE 9 ST YLE & STUFF Access to Savings has you and your classroom covered. PAGE 70 MAKE SAVINGS EASY CTA's Retirement Savings Plan is a 403(b) with quality investment options, low fees and transparency. AUTO & HOME INSURANCE Great deals and discounts on these essentials through California Casualty. insurance 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: The CTA delegation in a show of unity at the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly in Boston. V O L U M E 2 2 I S S U E 1 1 C O N T E N T S August / September 2017

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