California Educator

November 2012

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CALENDAR DECEMBER 7 ENTRY DEADLINE César E. Chávez Awards The César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program provides recognition for students and their teachers who demonstrate an un- derstanding of César E. Chávez's vision and guiding principles. Submit written essays (no biographies) or visual arts projects. Entries must be completed by one student or a group of no more than three students in conjunction with a CTA member who is employed at the same school. A CTA member may submit up to three individual entries or one group entry. Grade levels range from pre-K (artwork only) to higher education (undergraduates only). Winners will receive recognition and up to $550 for both students and CTA members; students who submit a group entry will share the prize. Find out more: JANUARY 18–20 CTA POCKET CALENDAR 2012-13 AVAILABLE FOR IPHONE AND IPAD Subscribe by following these 3 simple steps: 1. Browse to on your iPhone or iPad. 2. Click on the on iPhone icon. 3. Click on 'Subscribe' FEBRUARY 8–10 Reminder: The declaration of candidacy form for state delegates to the 2013 NEA Representative Assembly in Atlanta will appear in the December/January issue of the Educator. 36 California Educator November 2012 Picture by Kayla Enriquez, student of Sangeeta Maithel, UTLA. CONFERENCE Issues Conference Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada "150 Years of Unity." This conference provides an opportunity for educators from rural, urban, and ESP local areas to learn, share, strategize and unite together to determine the future of public education. Reconnect with your fellow educators with diverse interests and perspec- tives, re-energize your skill set, and help strategize solutions to confront the challenges we face together. A free one-day pre-conference session, "Retirement 101: What Every Educator Needs to Know About 403(b) and 457 Plans," is offered on Friday. Find out more: CONFERENCE Good Teaching Conference North Marriott Hotel and San Jose Convention Center The Good Teaching Conference, presented in Northern and Southern editions, is designed to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers. Offering a variety of workshops in curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, the conference provides opportuni- ties for professional development and offers time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field. Three one-day pre-conference sessions are offered on Friday, at additional cost. Find out more: Check it out!

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