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The CTA Good Teaching Conferences continue to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers via peer-to-peer instruction. Offering a variety of diverse workshops focused on curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers, the conferences provide opportunities for professional development and offer time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field of education. Join us on Friday for two newly updated and timely pre-conferences.

Your experience at the Good Teaching Conference is equal parts educational and transformational.  You’ll learn new skills and find solutions to real-life challenges.  You’ll leave the conference feeling inspired, motivated and with a knowledge of what you need to do to be even more successful on Monday morning in your classroom.  Download this Reasons to Attend GTC letter and share it with your principal to prove the value of attending the Good Teaching Conference.

Want to send a group of teachers to the GTC? Download this letter and send it to your Principal or District Superintendent.  Many districts are open to sending educators to meaningful and inspiring training conferences.

If you have any questions, please email the conference staff at


GRID*: Click here for the current grid.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here for the current session descriptions.

AGENDA*: Click here for a PDF version.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, March 18

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Conference Orientation

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Opening Reception, Buffett Dinner & Dance

6:30 PM

Friends of Bill W.

Saturday, March 19

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote Session

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop Session 1

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop Session 2

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Plated Lunch & General Session

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop Session 3

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop Session 4

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Caucus Meetings

5:45 PM

Dinner/Evening On Own

Sunday, March 20

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Coffee Service

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Workshop Session 5

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch & Closing General Session

12:00 PM

Conference Concludes

Pre-Conference Workshops

Sign up for a pre-conference workshop using the GTC- South registration link!

(Virtual) IPD Pre-conference Workshop: Expanding Teaching & Learning Opportunities 

  • Thursday, March 17: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Complimentary
  • Description: In these strenuous times, our students and educators need social emotional support and we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to support students and educators with unprecedented levels of funding. We want to help you develop your vision for expanding teaching and learning opportunities in your classroom, school, and district as well as  looking at current funding sources and identifying strategies to advocate for that vision. You will also have an opportunity to hear from other educators who are doing incredible work around the state to inspire you on how to use these funds.
    • General Sessions Include: What do We Envision for the Future? & Strategies for Bringing Your Vision to Reality
    • Breakout Sessions Include: Structures and Strategies to Accelerate Student Learning; Community Schools; Understanding Students While Implementing Transformative SEL; Cross-Language Communication Tools
    • Click here for more information!

Member Benefits Pre-conference Workshop: CTA Member Benefits – All that Jazz!

  • Friday, March 18: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Complimentary
  • Description: As an educator, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed, and learning about the value of Member Benefits may be farther down on your to-do list. We want to help! We have orchestrated a Member Benefits pre-conference composed to provide you with an opportunity to discover the many CTA and NEA Member Benefits programs designed with your best interests in mind. Learning about Student Loan Forgiveness opportunities, special savings on travel, discounts on school supplies, and how to prepare for retirement will be music to your ears. Tune into this special event that will not B-flat! CTA Member Benefits is providing release time for the pre-conference, which means we will reimburse your employer for your substitute on Friday, March 18, 2022, to assist with your availability to attend. Be sure to request release time and provide the necessary information when registering.
    • Sessions Include: CTA Member Benefits– All That Jazz! An Overview for All Members; Generation Debt: Student Loan Forgiveness; CTA Educators’ Guide to Financial Wellness and Retirement



Please note, at this time the CTA overflow block is now sold out and past the booking deadline. If you still need a hotel reservation, please CLICK HERE for additional hotel options.

Overflow Hotel – Anaheim Marriott Suites (Sold Out)
  • Address: 12015 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Phone: 714-750-1000
  • Group Rate: $154/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2022 (or until hotel block sells out)
  • Parking: Complimentary Self Parking
Host Hotel – Hyatt Regency Orange County (Sold Out)
  • Address: 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Phone: 714-750-1234
  • Group Rate: $154/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: February 24, 2022 (or until hotel block sells out)
  • Parking: $16/day Self Parking


  • CTA Members – $195
  • SCTA Members – $39
  • Invited Exhibitor – $560 / booth


The CTA Board of Directors will award conference grants for the upcoming Good Teaching Conference. These incentive grants are available to new members, ethnic minority members and members from small chapters. Please click here for more details.


  • Application Cut-off: January 3, 2022 at Midnight

Health & Safety Policies

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

In accordance with COVID-19 safety requirements, all attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a written negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours upon check-in at the CTA Registration Desk.

Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC, an image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone, or your digital COVID -19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.


Session documents will be available in the attendee hub app within each session closer to the start of the conference.


Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed shortly after the conference.

University Credit: The 2021-2022 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2021-2022 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or virtual conferences, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU, Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to three university credit units with CSU, Chico, normally $75/credit. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings. Click here for more information on how to claim the credit.


Click Here to Purchase Specially-Priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets!

These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.
Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, March 17, 2022.
Don’t delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.
These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum. We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold. This online store is for individual meeting attendees.


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