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Advocate Summer 2012

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RESOURCES nea acadeMy Use these resources from the NEA Academy to bolster your job and career! Adopt-A-Classroom Raise funds for classroom supplies and materials through donations from parents, friends, and local businesses. Register for Adopt-A-Classroom and see how fast money can add up! Learn more at xchg/neamb/xsl/hs.xsl/-/home/1209_4734.htm. Teachers-Teachers Looking for a new position? The Teachers- Teachers site allows you to create and post your resume, send cover letters, and view and apply for jobs online and it's FREE! Get started on Teachers-Teachers by creating a login and password online at www.neamb. com/home/1209_2847.htm. Start exploring your new job possibilities today! Teacher Support Tool Gives Instant Access to Professional Development The NEA Academy and Learning Bridges, a provider of research-based, online professional development programs, are now offering NEA members a new tool designed to increase teacher effectiveness and improve student outcomes. The Teacher Support Tool comprises five powerful resources drawn from the Learning Bridges system: 1. Instructional Strategies: Research-based instructional strategies organized by grade level standards and Common Core State Standards. 2. Lesson Plans: Teachers can review and choose from proven, high-quality lesson plans for grades K-8 in a variety of subjects. 3. Parent Activities: Ideas for engaging parents in their child's learning—available in English and Spanish. 4. Professional Development: Unlimited access to just-in-time learning on instructional strategies and teaching standards. 5. Online Community: A national online learning community allows teachers to ask and answer questions in an online forum. NEA members can subscribe to the Teacher Support Tool for only $95 per year (a savings of 40%) and get unlimited access to professional development courses along with an online community for collaboration. For more information about the Teacher Support Tool and how to sign up, visit the NEA Academy online at! california casualty's school lounge Makeover and 'create real iMpact' contests California Casualty, provider of the NEA Auto & Home Insurance Program® , is providing two opportunities for educators and students to win great prizes: Win a $7,500 School Lounge Makeover for Educators Four lucky schools will win $7,500 to transform their school lounges from ordinary to positively extraordinaire! Encourage your colleagues to enter, too, and increase your school's chances of winning. The next entry due date is April 30, 2012. Get the details and enter online now at www.! Create Real Impact Distracted Driving Contest for Youth Ages 15 - 22 As a provider of auto insurance for NEA members and their families, California Casualty is very concerned about the personal safety of adult and young drivers. The "Create Real Impact" Contest is designed to heighten awareness about the real dangers of reckless and distracted driving and how to prevent it. U.S. residents ages 15 - 22 are eligible to submit creative entries to the Create Real Impact contest in four categories: art, writing, music, and video. The deadline for submissions is April 27, 2012. For rules, regulations and information on how to enter, visit 36 Summer 2012 ❘ AEA Advocate

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