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The CTA Good Teaching Conferences supports 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 the 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


AGENDA*Click here to download the agenda.

WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download the session grid.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here for the session descriptions.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, March 3

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 4

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast & Networking

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

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Coffee & Tea Service

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 5

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Coffee & Tea Service

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

IPD Pre-Conference - VIRTUAL

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behaviors
VIRTUAL – Thursday, March 2, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

This pre-conference session is focused on understanding challenging student behaviors and the impact on the teaching and learning environment. Understanding how the brain responds to stress and trauma can provide insights on how to appropriately support students’ needs.

Click HERE to view the flyer for the IPD virtual Pre-Conference.


Member Benefits Pre-Conference

Fill Your Toolbox with CTA/NEA Member Benefits & Resources!
Friday, March 3, 2023
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us early and attend this special Friday pre-conference at Good Teaching Conference (South).

Every CTA member has a vital role in our association that is actively committed to upholding the highest standards for both students and the education profession. With CTA’s mission to protect and promote the well-being of its members, your membership provides you with important access to numerous high-quality, union-endorsed Member Benefits.

At this full-day, Friday pre-conference, you’ll learn much more about your CTA/NEA-endorsed, members-only benefit programs, designed for educators and with your interests in mind. Join us to take advantage of the Member Benefits available to you!

During your day, you’ll cover:

  • Your Guide to CTA/NEA Member Benefits – Did you know you have access to exclusive, members-only programs and deals for lots of things from your daily dining  and shopping to your car insurance? This session is a lively, comprehensive overview of your CTA/NEA Member Benefits, including voluntary insurances, student debt relief assistance, shopping, dining and travel discounts, automatic Educators Employment Liability (EEL), Disaster Relief Fund, and more.
  • Putting on Your Oxygen Mask First – Airlines tell you to put on your oxygen mask first before you help others with theirs. Educators need to know how to take care of themselves in order to support their students. During the pandemic, educators experienced unprecedented levels of stress, burnout, and trauma. They are barely surviving inconceivable working conditions and constantly changing demands. In this session, we will explore habits, practices, and resources from CTA and NEA that can be used to manage stress.
  • Stronger Together:  Building Wealth for a Successful Retirement – CTA wants you to have a long and happy retirement. CalSTRS/CalPERS generally covers only about half of your income at retirement, so it’s essential to consider a supplementary retirement savings plan as early as possible to make up the difference. There are a lot of plans offered to educators, but many have high fees or surrender charges. In this session, we discuss the basics of saving for retirement using easy-to-understand terms, review how to avoid suboptimal plans, and help you get started toward a financially secure retirement.

We are providing release time for this pre-conference, which means CTA Member Benefits will reimburse your employer for your substitute on Friday, March 3, 2023 to assist with your availability to attend. During the registration process, please review the requirements to receive release time for this day and, if you are able to satisfy all requirements, be sure to request release time and provide the necessary information.

The Friday Pre-Conference is FREE to attend, and space is limited so don’t wait. Register today!

Continental breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 am and lunch will also be served.


Host Hotel – Hyatt Regency Orange County
  • Address: 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Phone: 714-750-1234
  • Parking: $16/day Self Parking
Click HERE for a list of alternative hotel options.

Traveling to the Conference

Please consider using public transportation to travel to the conference. Please visit for maps, schedules, fares, and more information.

Airfare Discount: United Airlines offers reduced rates for CTA members up to 10%. To take advantage of these rates, you must book online at Enter the CTA Discount Code: ZMGT443335 in the Offer Code Box found on the left-hand side of the page. Please check with the other airlines to ensure that you are getting the best rate.


  • CTA Members – $129
  • SCTA Members – $25
  • 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 Deadline: January 10, 2023

Health & Safety Policies

The health and safety of attendees, 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.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in conference-designated programming areas. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is not required to attend the event.

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

Code of Conduct for CTA Events


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

Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets

A link to purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets will be provided during conference registration.

These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.
The ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
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.


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 2022-2023 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2022-2023 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 six 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.


Planner Name: Jessica Guccione


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