California Educator

April / May 2018

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CCA SPRING CONFERENCE APRIL 20–22 CONFERENCE Hyatt Regency LAX, Los Angeles. The Community College Association's spring conference highlights advocacy and features the presentation of CCA's WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards. EMEID LEADERSHIP PROGRAM APRIL 2 7 APPLICATION DEADLINE The Ethnic Minority Early Identifica- tion and Development Program is for ethnic minority members who want to expand their roles in CTA. Applicants will be notified by May 18. POLITICAL ACADEMY APRIL 2 7–29 CONFERENCE Holiday Inn Sacramento. Hands-on learning of the skills needed to be suc- cessful in political campaigns. Hotel cut-off is March 30. EL DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS APRIL 30 EVENT Many public libraries have reading events for children on El Día de los Niños (Children's Day), a traditional festival in Latino culture. NATIONAL TEACHER DAY MAY 8 EVENT National Teacher Day is on Tuesday of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7–11). SCHOOL NURSE DAY MAY 9 EVENT Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has honored school nurses on the Wednesday of National Nurse Week (May 6–12). ESP WEEK MAY 20–26 EVENT Recognize the vital contributions of education support professionals during ESP Week (observed by the state as Classified School Employees Week). NEA FOUNDATION GRANTS JUNE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE The NEA Foundation awards grants to NEA members. Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement; Learning and Lead- ership Grants support high-quality professional development. Applica- tions are reviewed three times a year. PBL WORLD 2018 JUNE 19–21 CONFERENCE American Canyon High School, Napa Valley. PBL World, hosted by the nonprofit Buck Institute for Edu- cation, is the premier conference for Project Based Learning. ISTE 2018 CONFERENCE & EXPO JUNE 24–2 7 CONFERENCE Chicago. The International Society for Technology in Education is a nonprofit organization that advocates for edu- cation technology. More than 16,000 educators will attend the annual convention, which offers hundreds of professional development opportuni- ties and edtech exhibits. NEA REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY JUNE 30–JULY 5 CONVENTION Minneapolis, Minnesota. With about 8,000 delegates, the RA is the world's largest democratic deliberative body. CTA members will help set policy and chart the direction of NEA business at NEA's Annual Meeting. Above, student participants (grades 7-12) and educators at Humboldt State University for the 2018 Global Youth Summit, developed by Tara Kajtaniak, Fortuna Union High School Teachers Association, and funded by a grant from CTA's Institute for Teaching. INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING DEADLINE: APRIL 30 Let CTA's Institute for Teaching fund your dreams! Apply by April 30 to have your project or great idea consid- ered for one of two types of grants: Educator Grants up to $5,000 and Impact Grants up to $20,000. Go to to apply. 9 A P R I L / M AY 2 018

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