Tag - CTA Conferences

2019 CTA Conference Grants

Grants are available to attend the Equity & Human Rights Conference in San Jose and the Good Teaching Conference in Garden Grove.

Equity & Human Rights Conference
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Location: Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Conference Date: March 1-3, 2019Good Teaching Conference – South
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove
Conference Date: March 22-24, 2019

To apply for an incentive grant online visit www.CTAGo.org/grants.

Available Grants

New Member Grants will be awarded to applicants who are within their first 5 years of CTA membership.

Minority Incentive Grants – Minority members are defined as belonging to one of the following racial-ethnic groups:  African American; American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian; Hispanic; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Multi-ethnic.  These grants are offered to encourage minority leadership within the Association.

Small Chapter Incentive Grants will be awarded to small chapters with a unit size of 100 or fewer members or 200 or fewer members for Issues Conference.

Special Small Chapter Full Incentive Grants will be offered for Issues Conference participants from chapters with a unit size of 25 or fewer members.

Special Under-Represented Groups (White Male, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender) Grants will be offered for Equity and Human Rights Conference participants.

Grants cover conference registration and transportation.

For full details and to apply for a grant, go to www.CTAGo.org/grants.

Should you have any questions regarding the online application process for the incentive grants, please call the CTA Conference Coordination Center at 650-552-5355.

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Conference Reports – 2018

The following conferences were attended by members of ACE this academic year.  Below is a short description of each of the conferences followed by two PDF links at the bottom that contain reports from attendees. These as well as additional conferences are offered every academic year. Please inquire, through the ACE office, for more information.

CTA Issues Conference

January 26-28, 2018

Event Description: CTA Issues Conference offers sessions and keynote speakers to help attendees understand and embrace the challenges facing educators today in our local communities and statewide.

Session Highlights 

  • Adult on Adult Bullying at Schools: The Silent Epidemic
  • Ethnic Minority Leadership Development: Communication for Effective Leadership
  • Member Engagement – The Key to a Stronger Union
  • Next Level: Parent and Community Organizing
  • Rights and Responsibilities for ESP

New Educator Weekend Conference

February 23-25

Event Description: New Educator Weekend is a new type of conference for CTA members. Participants will be educators in their first three years in the profession. The New Educator Weekend has everything that new educators need in the first years of teaching with sessions and electives concentrating on:

  • Classroom Management – Creating a productive and inspiring learning environment
  • Navigating IEP’s and Special Education Areas
  • What I wish I knew my first years of teaching
  • Working with colleagues, administration and parents
  • Common Core, State Standards, Assessments and Pedagogy
  • Teaching is a Career
  • Resources and Programs available to members

Equity and Human Rights Conference

March 2-4, 2018

Event Description: This conference captures the essence in CTA’s Mission Statement: to ensure that the dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected and to secure a more equitable and democratic society.

This unique conference offers dynamic speakers and more than 40 workshops to provide all CTA members with a greater understanding of the issues of diversity, equity and social justice.


CTA Good Teaching Conference- South

March 16-18

Event Description: 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.

CONFERENCE WORKSHOP TOPICS (subject to change)
Here are just a few of the 80 different workshops scheduled offered:
– Positive Classroom Management Strategies
– NGSS and Engineering in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom
– Integrating Mindfulness in the Classroom
– Understanding Dyslexia
– Handling School Stress! Empowerment Tools for Teachers
– Student Loan Forgiveness
– Literacy in Secondary Science
– Inquiry Based Learning for Secondary Students


Click on the following links to read reports on the above conferences written by our fellow ACE Members

2017-18 Conference Reports #1

2017-18 Conference Reports #2


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