Secondary Literacy Summit IX
December 2-3, 2009
Costa Mesa, CA
Hilton Orange County
Sessions are designed for teachers, administrators, and specialists and will highlight best practices for benchmark, strategic and intensive interventions, content area literacy, and closing the achievement gap for English learners and special needs students. School panels will present sessions on improving schoolwide literacy. The Summit will also include a Publishers' Fair featuring the SBE-adopted English/language arts instructional materials.
For more information visit www.cacompcenter.org/cs/cacc/print/htdocs/cacc/secondaryliteracy.htm.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues Conference
October 16 - 18, 2009
Palm Springs, CA
The CTA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues Advisory Committee will be holding the first CTA conference on GLBT youth, members, and community. Topics will include discussions on the gender and sexual orientation continuum; unconscious bias; coming out for students and peers; and transgender and gender nonconformity.
For more information visit www.cta.org/conferences.
Attendees of CTA's winter conferences are encouraged to apply for minority and small chapter incentive grants. The deadline is Oct. 23. Minority incentive grants are offered to members of racial-ethnic minority groups to encourage minority leadership within CTA. Small chapter incentive grants are offered to members from chapters representing 100 or fewer persons (150 or fewer for the Urban Issues Conference). In addition, white male and GLBT incentive grants are available for the Equity and Human Rights Conference.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender grants
The GLBT "Guy DeRosa" Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program applications and brochures are currently available. The program was created to promote human and civil rights by making our public schools safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. The deadline for this application is Friday, Nov. 13. Visit www.cta.org/mycta/profession/GLBT+Issues.htm for more information.