The CTA Institute for Teaching Board of Directors has established a competitive grant program for CTA members and chapters to support strength-based, teacher-driven reform. Applications must specify how the proposal would improve teaching and learning conditions, how student outcomes will be improved, and what the overall benefit of the proposal is for teachers and the teaching profession. The application process for the initial round of mini-grants will begin in spring 2010 and will be open to individual CTA members, small teams of educators and affiliated local chapters.
For more information, visit www.teacherdrivenchange.org.
INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR SUMMER CONFERENCES
April 30, 2010
Small chapter and minority incentive grants are available for the Presidents Conference (July 19-23) and Summer Institute (Aug. 1-6). Apply by April 30. Minority incentive grants are offered to members of racial-ethnic minority groups to encourage minority leadership within the association. Small chapter incentive grants are awarded to chapters that represent a unit of 100 or fewer members for collective bargaining. Each grant pays for transportation expenses and the conference fee, which includes materials, meals and housing based on double occupancy. In addition, Summer Institute offers grants for participants in the Emerging Leaders Track and the Member Benefits Strand. The Presidents Conference offers additional grants for first-time chapter participation (available to chapter presidents whose chapter has not previously participated) and first-time presidents participation (available to new presidents from chapters of 1,000 or fewer members); the first-time presidents participation grant pays 50 percent of the shared room cost.
You can register and apply for incentive grants online at www.cta.org/conferences.
FINANCIAL LITERACY AND EDUCATION SUMMIT
April 19, 2010
Live webcast, 7–9 a.m. Pacific time
The fourth annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit will be webcast and is a joint project of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Visa. This year’s summit will cover key topics such as how we can improve our collective economic health, and how to bolster our shared commitment to global financial education. The program will be valuable to educators, students and education advocates interested in financial literacy and the global economy. The summit will feature an introduction by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, and a guest appearance by Michelle Greene, who heads President Obama’s financial literacy effort at the Treasury Department.
To view the live, free webcast, register in advance at www.practicalmoneyskills.com.
EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE
May 14–16, 2010
Westin San Francisco Airport
The 23rd annual CTA ESP Conference offers sessions on diverse topics that meet the specific needs of education support professionals. The conference kicks off with a reception on Friday night. Sessions are offered on Saturday and Sunday, and the conference concludes on Sunday with a lunch general session.
For more information, visit www.cta.org/professional-development/events/conferences/index.aspx.