California Educator

May 2013

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> CALENDAR Azusa Pacific University Plan ahead for these events! MAY 21 EVENT SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Victoria Velasquez '89, M.A. '09 CTA ESP Day Get on board and recognize the vital contributions of education support professionals during ESP Week (May 19-25). Find out more: Principal, Victor Hodge Elementary Azusa Unified School District JUNE 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE NEA Foundation grants 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 highquality professional development activities. Applications are reviewed three times a year. Find out more: JULY 1-6 CONVENTION NEA Representative Assembly 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 help set policy and chart the direction of the NEA. Find out more: 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. New this year is Camp CTA, a program of activities for children of participants. Find out more: AUGUST 4-8 CONFERENCE Earn your degree from a university known for excellence in education. Azusa Pacific has a reputation for consistently producing innovative and comprehensively prepared educators. Our graduates serve as teachers, counselors, coaches, librarians, and administrators throughout Southern California, and are known in their schools and districts as leaders in their field. Choose from more than 60 credential and degree options at APU, including a bachelor's degree completion program in liberal studies, and join a 113-year legacy of excellence in education. Programs start throughout the year. Contact us today! (626) 815-4570 Summer Institute UCLA Conference Center, Los Angeles The premiere workshop of its kind, Summer Institute offers trainings that assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation and support of members. Sessions include Communications, Instruction and Professional Development, Emerging Leaders, Bargaining, School Finance, Health and Welfare Issues, Legal, and Member Beneļ¬ts. Find out more: 26 California Educator May 2013 13947 AZUSA | HIGH DESERT | INLAND EMPIRE | LOS ANGELES | MURRIETA ORANGE COUNTY | SAN DIEGO | VENTURA COUNTY | ONLINE

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