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Shared school leadership that improves student learning s trand at CTA’s Summer Institute, Aug. 1-6 at UCLA, wi l l fo cus on the topic “Shared School Leadership Tha t Improv es S tudent Learning.” The weeklong strand will explore ways to examine and redefine lead- ership for improving your school. Featured speakers include T Michael Fullan, recognized worldwide as an authority on educational reform, and Ant h o n y Mu hammad , renowned for turning low- performing s chool s into his year’s Instruct ion a n d P r o f es sio n a l De v e lopment (IPD) high-performing schools. Highlights of the strand include working with col- leagues to develop a clear, focused and purposeful vi- sion for school sites; rede- fining shared leadership and how to successfully dis- tribute roles and responsi- bi lities; learning ski l ls to become an effective teacher leader in grade-level team meetings; engaging in learn- ing to establish norms for respect and trust in a lead- ership role; acquiring the necessary ski l ls to ut ilize data results for increasing s tudent le a r nin g a n d achievement; and learning Heads up Deadlines INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR SUMMER CONFERENCES April 30, 2010 Small chapter and minority incentive grants are available for the Presidents Conference (July 19-23) and Summer Institute (Aug. 1-6). Apply by April 30. Minority incentive grants are offered to members of racial-ethnic minority groups to encourage minority lead- ership within the association. Small chapter incentive grants are awarded to chapters that represent a unit of 100 or fewer members for collective bargaining. Each grant pays for trans- portation expenses and the confer- ence fee, which includes materials, meals and housing based on double occupancy. In addition, Summer In- stitute offers grants for participants in the Emerging Leaders Track and the Member Benefits Strand. The Presi- dents Conference offers additional grants for first-time chapter participa- tion (available to chapter presidents whose chapter has not previously participated) and first-time presi- dents participation (available to new presidents from chapters of 1,000 or fewer members); the first-time presi- dents participation grant pays 50 percent of the shared room cost. You can register and apply for in- centive grants online at www.cta. org/conferences. Conferences/Events EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE May 14–16, 2010 Millbrae Westin San Francisco Airport The 23rd annual CTA ESP Confer- ence will focus on issues specific to CTA Education Support Profession- als, including topics relating to Cali- fornia’s current fiscal crisis. This year’s theme is “We are One: One Voice, One Union.” The conference kicks off with a reception on Friday night. Sessions are offered on Saturday and Sunday, and the conference concludes on Sunday with a lunch general session. For more information, visit www. events/conferences. what it takes to be part of a fundamental ly successful a n d s u s t a i n e d s c h o o l change. Priority is given to those who register as school teams. The IPD strand will limit at- tendance so that participants have an opportunity to meet, discuss and network with colleagues from their schools near and far. The training is a collabo- ration of CTA, the Associa- t ion of Cal i fornia School Admini s t rator s , and the California Staf f Develop- ment Council. Look for other sessions available at this year’s Sum- mer Ins t i tut e regarding Communications, Emerging Leaders, Bargaining, School Finance, Healthcare Benefits and Issues, Legal, Member Benefits and Community Outreach at For questions about the IPD program content, please call Martha Buenrostro at (650) 577-5181 or e-mai l her at For r e g i st rat ion a ssi stanc e , please contact the CTA Con- ference Coordination Center at (650) 552-5355. Online registration will be available in Apr i l at www.c conferences. National University Prepare for a Fulfilling Career in Education. As a leader in teacher education in California, National University can prepare you for a fulfilling career. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to advance, National offers a variety of degree and credential programs. National University makes it convenient to get your degree with one-course-per-month formats; online or on campus classes, year-round admissions; and 27 campuses throughout California. Programs available include: - Teacher Education - Cross-Cultural Teaching - Early Childhood Education - Credentials - Educational Administration - Educational Counseling - Instructional Leadership - Juvenile Justice Special Education - Special Education - National Board Certification Learn more about how an education from National University can help you achieve your goals. 1.800.NAT.UNIV ( 6 2 8. 8 64 8 ) The University of Values APRIL 2010 | 37 © 2010 National University 8591

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