* Declaration of Candidacy form for State Delegates to the 2010 NEA Convention in December
This is a reminder that the December issue of California Educator will include the official Declaration of Candidacy form for State Delegates to the 2010 NEA Convention in New Orleans. Declaration of candidacy forms will also be available on the CTA website | (www.cta.org/mycta/profession/conferences/cta).
CTA State Gold Awards
Nominations for the 2009 CTA State Gold Awards must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 15. CTA State Gold Awards may be bestowed upon any person or organization whose leadership, acts and support have proved them to be a true friend of public education deserving statewide recognition. Any CTA affiliate, other unit, or individual member may place a name in nomination. The nomination form may be downloaded from the CTA website (www.cta.org/mycta/profession/awards/gold). The nomination form must be accompanied by supporting materials and submitted to the CTA Communications Committee.
Rural Issues Conference
January 15-17, 2010
The Orleans Hotel
CTA presents its 10th annual conference designed especially for rural educators and members of small CTA chapters. For the first time, CTA is opening registration to members from all state affiliates. This conference provides an excellent chance to discuss and learn about the latest issues, opportunities and solutions available to CTA members living and working in rural areas. The conference features workshops on such diverse topics as education reform, health care in rural areas, organizing for strength, school safety, school finance, and retirement issues.
Good Teaching Conference North
January 22-24, 2010
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
The CTA Good Teaching Conference, presented in Northern and Southern editions, is designed to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers. Offering a variety of diverse workshops in curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, the conference provides opportunities for professional development and offers time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field. Highlights include sessions on innovative educational best practices, content development, technology, classroom management, and much more.