California Educator

June / July 2018

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E D U C A T O R S C A N U S E Pride Month in June to talk about the impact that LGBTQ+ people and groups have had on history and culture, and about inclu- sion, support, empathy, and celebration of the community. Look to GLSEN ( for classroom curriculum and resources. See page 15 for a look at LGBTQ+ histor y and activism in this countr y. Note: This fall, California students will be the first in the nation to use text- books that highlight historical contributions made by LGBTQ+ people. This is due to passage of the FAIR Education Act in 2011, which requires that history instruction include Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, Respectful reference to members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as people with disabilities. C O N N E C T , O R G A N I Z E A N D E N G A G E ! Summer Institute, at UCLA July 29–Aug. 2, is the premier training of its kind, a weeklong event with 11 different programs to hone the skills you need to meet the chal- lenges of the coming year: • Bargaining and Finance Tracks: Charter Educators Orga- nizing and Bargaining, Economic Justice, Emerging Leaders, Essen- tial Bargaining Skills, Advanced Bargaining Skills, School Finance • Communications • Community Engagement and Coalition Building • Instruction and Professional Development "Growth Mindset: Using Brain- Based Research to Support Teaching and Learning" • Member Benefits • NEW! Member Engagement "Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging Members in a Post-Janus Environment" Programming is subject to change and enrollment is limited, so get thee to for more information and the latest updates. Registration dead- line is July 13. #CTASI CTA's Summer Institute A Month of Pride 8 In the Know C A L E N D A R Great Ideas, Funded The NEA Foundation is a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public edu- cation for all students. Its initiatives include awarding grants for class- room projects and professional development. Grant applications are reviewed three times a year. The next deadline is Oct. 15, so if you have an innovative idea that needs funding, apply! NEA also maintains a list of other grant opportunities at other-grant-fellowship-opportunities. California educators who have won grants in the most recent cycle: CHRISTINE CHIN, United Educators of San Francisco, to attend writing workshops at Columbia University 's Teachers College, and then train her colleagues. SCOT T HUDSON, Fullerton Sec- ondary Teachers Organization, for a STEAM program where students apply biology to art class by creating sculptures that mimic real and imag- ined characters. RICHARD KINNET T, South Tahoe Educators Association, to embed AVID strategies in daily instruction, with expectations of writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and read- ing approaches. ANGEL A PALMIERI, Glendale Teachers Association, to attend Leadership Pasadena, which trains participants to increase their organizational, leadership and prob- lem-solving skills.

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