California Educator

April 2013

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> CALENDAR Plan ahead for these events! 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 APRIL 26-28 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: APRIL 30 APPLICATION DEADLINE IFT Grants 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 ���California Teachers: Honoring the past, guiding the future.��� California���s celebration, arising from legislation co-sponsored by CTA and the Association of Mexican American Educators, is patterned after the traditional D��a del Maestro festivities in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Find out more: MAY 21 EVENT CTA���s Institute for Teaching grants support projects and programs that demonstrate the ef���cacy 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: CTA ESP Day APRIL 30 El D��a de los Ni��os (Children���s Day) is a traditional festival in Latino culture. Many public libraries have events to promote literacy on this day. Find out more: The NEA Foundation has awarded more than $8.5 million in grants to educators and ESP, including many CTA members. Student Achievement Grants support improving academic achievement. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development activities. Applications are reviewed three times a year. Find out more: APRIL 30 JULY 1-6 EVENT El D��a de los Ni��os APPLICATION DEADLINE Recognize the vital contributions of education support professionals during ESP Week (May 19-25). Find out more: JUNE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE NEA Foundation grants CONVENTION CTA Teacher Leadership Cohort NEA Representative Assembly Are you an innovative, effective educator? Do you want to take a leadership role in improving teaching and learning? Join other CTA members who are strong advocates for the teaching profession! Find out more: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta With more than 8,000 delegates (including more than 1,000 from California), the RA is the world���s largest democratic deliberative body. CTA members will help set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. 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. Speci���c grants are available for members of racial-ethnic minority groups, members from small chapters, ���rst-time participants, ESP members, and participants in the Emerging Leaders Track and the Member Bene���ts Strand. Find out more: 22 California Educator April 2013 JULY 22-25 CONFERENCE Presidents Conference Fairmont Hotel, San Jose This four-day training program is geared toward local chapter leaders. New presidents and presidents of locals in the Community College Association begin on Monday with specially tailored training; other participants join them Tuesday for electives and workshops to enhance leadership skills and understanding of issues. Find out more:

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