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October 2013

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Celebrate American Education Week CTA &You November 18-22, 2013 Calendar ber Novem See our upcoming events at NOVEMBER 1 Opt-Out Deadline Voluntary dues contribution Voluntary annual contributions by members support CTA Foundation's grants/scholarships and CTA's advocacy efforts. New members are automatically enrolled in the default contribution of $10 for the CTA Foundation and $10 for advocacy. Members may change their allocation or opt out. New members have 30 days from the date of enrollment; previously enrolled members have a window from Aug. 1 to Nov. 1. Find out more: NOVEMBER 14 Application deadline GLBT "Guy DeRosa" Safety in Schools Grants and Scholarships This program provides grants to support projects and presentations that promote understanding and respect for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, as well as scholarships for members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential or graduate program who understand the importance of GLBT educators as role models. Find out more: Math Challenge solution + 2 Join NEA and Raise Your Hand for Student Succes s For AEW artwork and more, go to Monday 18 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Kick-Off Day Thursday 21 Parents Day Friday 22 Education Support Professionals Day Educator for a Day Substitute Educators Day Did you know the NEA and the American Legion first co-sponsored American Education Week Dec. 4-10, 1921, to generate public support for education? A year later, the U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938. Find out more: 15667.09.13VN 8 56 NOVEMBER 15–17 GLBT Conference Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs CTA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Conference features workshops on reducing the risk of teen suicide, workplace bullying and how to handle genderless children in the classroom. The keynote speaker is Cleve Jones, an American AIDS and GLBT rights activist who conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become, at 54 tons, the world's largest piece of community folk art. Find out more: NOVEMBER 16 AMAE 2013 State Conference Carson Community Center, Carson (Los Angeles County) "Building Empowered Community Leaders." The Association of Mexican American Educators conference includes workshops on Culturally/Linguistically Responsive Pathways to the Common Core, Parents as Leaders, and Chicano Youth Leadership. Keynote speakers are Gary Soto and Dr. Victor Reyes. Find out more: + 4 + + + 7 + 5 How are you celebrating school success? Conferences Webinar Creating Critical Thinkers in the Common Core Classroom This is the third in a six-part series presented by the Secondary Literacy Partnership, of which CTA is a partner. All webinars are free and take place from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. (PST). Find out more: NOVEMBER 20 18 + 1 29 3 9 3 6 26 3 NOVEMBER 22–24 High Desert SCC Fall Leadership Conference The New Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas The Fall Leadership Conference provides new tools and information issues impacting children, families and school districts. Workshops range from transitioning to the Common Core and understanding school finance to training for local treasurers and hi-tech resources for improving instruction. Find out more: 2 66 Educator 10 Oct 2013 v2.1 int.indd 66 O C T O B E R 2013 10/7/13 9:39 PM

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