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Be sure to attend the upcoming 2021 Summer Institute – Home Edition!, July 26-29, with a focus on preparing you and your local for the challenges that lie ahead, and a special emphasis on the unique issues and challenges we will all face as we prepare for the new school year.

The 2021 Summer Institute – Home Edition! is provided free of charge to CTA members. Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity!

If you have any questions, please email the conference staff at summerinstitute@cta.org.

Program

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

The topics of the elective sessions will emulate our in-person Summer Institute tracks:

  • Communications: these sessions will focus on storytelling, strategy and technology. Participants will learn why, when and how to use various communication tools for branding, education advocacy, member engagement campaigns and state and local elections.
  • Economic Justice: association leaders will be taught how to become knowledgeable and persuasive advocates for economic justice and the education profession, especially in these times of political extremes. Participants will be prepared to be effective in defending against privatization, attacks to public education and in promoting a just, democratic and equitable society.
  • Emerging Leaders: this track is intended for members who are beginning activism in their local union and is designed to provide faculty/site representatives, association committee members, and education advocates with the information and resources needed to become successful local leaders, particularly at the site level. Participants will acquire basic knowledge and concepts of unionism, union history, union structure, relational organizing, and the variety of pathways to leadership.
  • Bargaining Skills: participants will learn basic skills and knowledge important to all bargaining team members, with a focus on current bargaining issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Instruction and Professional Development: What we carry forward, what we leave behind – Meeting the needs and strengths of students in post-COVID world. Join us in a dialogue with education thought-leaders, local and international, about what comes next. Students and educators have weathered a chaotic, even traumatic, year of pandemic learning, economic upheaval and violence targeting members of racial and ethnic minority communities. Weaknesses and disparities in our education system are more obvious than ever before. So, what have we learned? What will we carry forward into the new school year and the future, and what will we leave behind? And how can you be part of the change that you hope to see?
  • Member Benefits: these sessions will help association leaders build their skills to engage members in new ways, providing tools and resources to help your local stay on the right track and help you engineer through hazardous conditions as well. We’ll share great strategies to add variety to your Association’s member engagement and retention platforms.
  • Member Organizing: this virtual course will focus on the skills, abilities, and proven best practices to recruit, engage, and organize members in our chapters and at every worksite. We’ll also demonstrate practical tools for integrating our organizing to win on issues people care about and to strengthen our local unions.
  • School Finance: in these sessions, attendees will learn to analyze district finance, and how to use this knowledge to prepare for negotiations during an economic recession.

Monday, July 26

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening General Session

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Workshops

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Afternoon Workshops

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Social Event - TBD

Tuesday, July 27

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote: Liberating Learning in a Post-COVID Educational Ecosystem

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Workshops

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Afternoon Workshops

Wednesday, July 28

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

General Session: CA State Budget Overview

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Workshops

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Afternoon Workshops

Thursday, July 29

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

General Session

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Workshops

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Closing General Session

Virtual Venue

Attendee Hub

The Summer Institute will be hosted online using the Attendee Hub, our online event platform. On the Attendee Hub, you can build your agenda, join all your sessions, meet with exhibitors and more! Guides and instructions on how to access the Attendee Hub will be sent via email to Institute registrants.

Webex Tips

The Summer Institute sessions will take place on Webex.

  • We highly recommend that you download and install the Webex app in advance.
  • You’ll need a device with speakers or a headphone connection.
  • We recommend you use a computer rather than a mobile device to take full advantage of the Q&A and polling features.
  • If you wish to share your personal pronouns, you can find instructions on how to do so in Webex on our dedicated webpage.

 

Fees

  • CTA Members – Complimentary
  • Invited Exhibitor Page – $250 / page
  • Invited Exhibitor Virtual Booth – $500 / virtual booth

Documents

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Session documents will be available in the Attendee Hub within each session closer to the start of the conference.

Credits

University Credit: The University Credit Summer Pass is a benefit available to members attending the Presidents Conference and/or the Summer Institute. CTA Members who attend these virtual conferences live, or watch recordings, can accumulate the 15 hours of professional growth needed to qualify for one university credit unit. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost of that university unit from CSU, Chico, normally $75. More information coming soon.

Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members and will be based on the number of sessions you attend. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed within two weeks after the conference.

Activities

The Summer Institute will host a fun and engaging social event on Monday, July 26. Please check back for further updates.

Contact

Planner Name: Beline Falzon

Email: summerinstitute@cta.org

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