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Get the resources, tips and tools needed to effectively advocate online for our students, colleagues and public schools. Questions? social@cta.org


How to be #UnionStrong on Social Media
This training has been postponed - Check back soon for a future date! 
Social media can be a great way to engage with your union and the larger education movement across the nation. Learn how you can connect to @WeAreCTA, your local chapter (and beyond!) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Get some ideas on content creation, hashtags and how you can leverage your own social media platform for education advocacy.
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New Unionism & Member Engagement
February 12, 2019, 4-5pm
This interactive session will discuss new unionism concepts. It was also assess and deal with current member engagement issues and review CTA online resources, grants and strategies. Note: a review of the member engagement tools at cta.org/LeaderResources is recommended.
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A Beginner's Guide to Messaging
March 12, 2019, 4-5pm
Telling your story is easier said than done. Sometimes. It’s not always easy talking about our union’s work in advocating for public education. In this interactive session learn about the three Ds of Messaging, Development, Delivery and Discipline, and how to use them in your personal and professional lives.
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Instagram, Photos and Stories, Oh My!
April 11, 2019, 4-5pm
Instagram is the leading social media platform for visual storytelling. Instagram’s Stories feature, has 400 million active users (beating Snapchat’s 191 million) a day! Learn how to utilize Instagram Stories to engage with CTA and your local chapter, as well as general best practices of Instagram.


Positive Behavioral Interventions
November 14, 2018
Hear from other CTA members how they are using successful strategies inside and outside of the elementary classroom.

Effective Local Chapter Websites: Introducing CTA Web Lite
November 8, 2018
Creating and maintaining a local chapter website can be daunting and require immense amount of technical knowledge and time for CTA members. CTA Web Lite is a solution we offer to help address these concerns and provide a manageable option for CTA members and their local chapter.

Digital Organizing for GOTV
Elections are won and lost by just a few votes and now, more than ever, we need to make sure policy-makers will work with us to get the resources and opportunities our students need to succeed. To make sure pro-public education candidates are elected we ALL need to vote. Discover fun digital ways to help spread the word about the importance of voting, peruse CTA’s new digital toolkit and learn about winning strategies for GOTV campaigns.
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The Basics of Universal Design for Learning
October 17, 2018
What is UDL? How does it connect to your classroom? What are some resources for your students and classroom instruction?
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Visuals, Memes & Photography 
May 17, 2018
Learn tips for taking great photos, creating beautiful videos and though-provoking (and entertaining) memes plus how, when and where these visuals can be used for member engagement, advocacy and community engagement. SnapChat and other visual platforms will be reviewed. 
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Best Practices on Twitter & Instagram
March 15, 2018
Are you on Twitter and Instagram but not sure how to use it for advocacy and activism? This training shares best practices, great accounts to follow, how and why to create hashtags and real-life examples of how CTA members, leaders and chapters are using Twitter to promote education advocacy. Periscope and Snapchat will also be referenced.
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Social Media & News Media
January 11, 2018

How can social media enhance news coverage and promote community engagement? Take this webinar to find out! This session includes how to use CTA’s talking points, advocacy writing for social media, and reviews what news media are looking for in terms of content and collateral (news releases, photos, videos).
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Best Practices on Facebook
November 16, 2017

This training covers best practices regarding branding, logo development plus the technical how-to’s in creating an association Facebook page. This session will also discuss the uses of closed, secret and public Facebook groups and provide advice on using Facebook Live.
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Starting a Social Media Presence
October 5, 2017
Do you want your local chapter to have a social media presence but not sure where to start? Do you have a presence but not sure you’re being effective? Not sure which social media platform to use? This training covers how to develop social media goals and strategies to address them. Learn about the benefits and challenges of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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