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March 2013

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> CALENDAR Plan ahead for these events! MARCH 22–24 APRIL 30 CONFERENCE APPLICATION DEADLINE Good Teaching Conference South IFT Grants Los Angeles Airport Marriott The Good Teaching Conference supports excellent teaching and learning practices. Workshops cover curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers and provide time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field. Oneday pre-conference sessions on the Common Core State Standards, educator-led quality teaching and retirement planning are on Friday, at additional cost. Find out more: CTA's Institute for Teaching grants support projects and programs that demonstrate the efficacy of strength-based, teacher-driven reform for students and public schools. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to individual members and small teams of teachers. Chapter grant awards are up to $20,000. Applications must be submitted by April 30. Find out more: APRIL 3 EVENT El Día de los Niños NOMINATION DEADLINE 2012 John Swett Awards The 54th annual John Swett Awards for Media Excellence, CTA's highest honor for media professionals, honor outstanding coverage of public education issues in 2012. Newspaper, radio and television editors, reporters, producers, directors and bloggers are recognized. Nominations may be submitted by CTA chapters (local affiliates) or Service Center Councils. Entries are judged by panels of independent media professionals. Winners are honored May 31 at State Council and recognized in the Columbia Journalism Review. Find out more: APRIL 26-28 APRIL 30 CONFERENCE CCA Spring Conference and WHO Awards Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego The Community College Association's annual Spring Conference and WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards features trainings in political action, membership-building, communications, discussions on topical issues of concern to CCA members, and the presentation of the David Milroy Award for Part-time Faculty. Find out more: El Día de los Niños (Children's Day) is a traditional festival in Latino culture. Many public libraries have events to promote literacy on this day. Find out more: MAY 5 APPLICATION DEADLINE Incentive grants for summer conferences Members attending the Presidents Conference (July 22-25) and Summer Institute (Aug. 4-8) can apply for grants covering transportation expenses and conference fees, including materials, meals and housing based on double occupancy. Specific grants are available for members of racial-ethnic minority groups, members from small chapters, first-time participants, ESP members, and participants in the Emerging Leaders Track and the Member Benefits Strand. Find out more: MAY 7 EVENT National Teacher Day National Teacher Day is on Tuesday of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10). Find out more: MAY 8 EVENT School Nurse Day Since 1972, School Nurse Day recognizes school nurses on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week (May 6-12). Find out more: MAY 8 EVENT California Day of the Teacher D O S SWO R N S O L U T IO 22 California Educator March 2013 As a result of legislation co-sponsored by CTA and the Association of Mexican American Educators, California patterned its celebration after the traditional Día del Maestro festivities in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Find out more:

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