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December / January 2017

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CTA HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS JAN. 8 N O M I NAT I O N D E A D L I N E These awards, in a variety of cate- gories, promote the development of programs for advancement and pro- tection of human and civil rights within CTA. Any active CTA member, chapter, caucus or Service Center Council may nominate a member, chapter or Ser- vice Center Council. CTA STATE GOLD AWARDS JAN. 12 N O M I NAT I O N D E A D L I N E Recognize persons and organizations whose leadership, acts and support have had a positive impact on public education in California. Any CTA mem- ber or affiliate may nominate. CANDIDACY FOR NEA STATE DELEGATE JAN. 31 F I L I N G D E A D L I N E Candidates for NEA RA state delegate must submit a declaration of candidacy. See page 70. NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS FEB. 1 A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E 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 FEB. 2 A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E The 2017-18 CTA Scholarship Program offers up to 35 scholarships of up to $5,000 for dependent children of CTA members, including one for a child attending a continuation high school or alternative education program; up to five scholarships of up to $3,000 for CTA members completing college coursework, including one for an ESP member; and up to three scholarships of up to $5,000 for Student CTA mem- bers. NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK FEB. 5–9 E V E N T "School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars." Celebrate your school counselor! They make unique contributions to education and can have tremendous impact on students' academic success and career plans. CCA WINTER CONFERENCE FEB. 9–11 C O N F E R E N C E Hyatt Regency LAX, Los Angeles. "Bargaining and Representation: The Building Blocks of a Strong Union." Bargaining teams are encouraged to attend the Community College Associ- ation's winter conference. MLK SCHOLARSHIPS FEB. 16 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 education, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is supported by voluntary contributions from CTA members and the CTA Foun- dation for Teaching and Learning. An applicant must be an active CTA or Student CTA member, or a dependent child of a CTA member. Award amount: up to $4,000. NEW EDUCATOR WEEKEND FEB. 23–25 C O N F E R E N C E SFO Marriott Waterfront, Burlingame. CTA conference for educators in their first three years. Details on page 10. Hotel cut-off is Feb. 7. CTA/NEA-RETIRED ISSUES CONFERENCE MARCH 1–2 C O N F E R E N C E Torrance Marriott South Bay. Learn how CTA/NEA-Retired is working to protect your future and maintaining a constant watch on federal legislation that affects retirement benefits. Stay connected, be protected, and enjoy great benefits. Hotel cut-off is Feb. 14. EQUITY & HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE MARCH 2–4 C O N F E R E N C E Torrance Marriott South Bay. This conference affirms CTA's mission to protect the civil rights of children and secure a more equitable, democratic society. Speakers and workshops provide members with a greater understanding of diversity, equity and social justice. Hotel cut-off is Feb. 14. Come Together, Right Now CTA conferences are a great way to hone your professional skills. The Issues Conference, Jan. 26–28 in Las Vegas, features dynamic sessions for rural, urban, county office of education, and ESP educators. Keynote speaker Alan J. Daly, from UC San Diego's Department of Education Studies, will present "Better Together: The Power of Networks for Leveraging the Collective Potential." Hotel cut-off: Jan. 3. The Good Teaching Conference North, Feb. 2–4 in San Jose, offers a plethora of peer-to- peer workshops on curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, as well as the annual Teacher Innovation Expo hosted by CTA's Institute for Teaching. Hotel cut-off: Jan. 25. See Group hug at 2017 GTC North 9 D E C E M B E R 2 017 / J A N U A R Y 2 018 Alan J. Daly

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