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CTA's road map for the future WHAT DO YOU WANT your CTA to look like in five years? CTA is embarking on a strategic planning pro- cess to answer that question for current and future members. "I am proud to say we are starting down that path," says CTA President Dean Vogel. "All members will have opportunities to be involved in criti- cally examining who we are, exploring who we want to be, and creating a plan to get us wherever members want us to be — to ensure we are a strong, vital and relevant union for all our members into the future." Based on recommendations at a State New! Introducing the Clear Credential Program (Single and Multiple Subject) The UC San Diego Extension SB 2042 Clear Credential program is designed for public, charter and private school teachers who are employed in a school or district that do not have an Induction program. Council meeting last year, CTA hired the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon to assist in this extensive process. LERC is nation- ally recognized for its strategic planning expertise and for its work with labor unions across the country. "This process is going to start while we are also engaging in this political campaign to increase school funding and defend our right to be politically involved, because the two are inter- twined," says Vogel. Vogel wants the process to engage, After completing the program, students can then initiate the formal recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The new UC San Diego Extension Clear Credential Program is: • 100% online. • designed to to meet the new standards defined by the CCTC. • one of the first programs to be made available under the new CCTC standards. • specifically designed to be completed within one year. • UC San Diego Extension is now accepting applications for the new program. To view credential requirements, the program FAQ and to download an application please visit our Clear Credential program page at extension. to be very inclusive and very transpar- ent. "I hope you will be involved in this strategic planning process." It may take a workgroup or a committee to decide how the process will work or a leader to facilitate discussions in local areas. "We must not be afraid to ask our- UC San Diego Extension also offers accessible and affordable online programs for K-12 and Postsecondary Educators. • New courses begin every month • Most programs can be completed online within 1 year • Interactive, Research-Based Programs with Practical Classroom Application Programs include: selves the tough questions or to propose something new — even if it's not the way we've done it for the last 25 years," Vogel says. "Building this strategic plan is our opportunity to embrace new ideas, engage new members, and build the CTA we all want for our future." • CLAD Through CTEL • CCTC-Approved Reading Certificate • Career and Technical Education (CTE) • College Counseling • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) • Teaching Adult Learners • Teaching Online • Professional Development/ Salary Point Coursework Morgan Appel, Director of Education at: (858) 534-9273 or For more information, please contact June/July 2012 31 WI12-3047

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