The California Teachers Association is pleased to announce the twentieth year of our
exciting art and essay recognition: The CTA Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards
This program is designed to provide recognition for educators and their students who
demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles by which Cesar E.
Chavez lived his life. The Awards Program honors the memory of this great man and
ensures that the spirit of his work continues in the classrooms of California.
The recipients, both students and sponsoring CTA members, will receive up to $550 (exact
amount will be determined by the Awards committee). Their work will be recognized by
posting visual art and written essays online and in various CTA publications.
For the current school year, eligible entries must fit into the category of either Written
Essays or Visual Arts.
For more details clink on the link 2019-2020 César Chávez Brochure
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.
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.
Stronger Than Ever, We Stand Together
CTA Issues Conference – to understand and embrace the challenges facing educators today in our local communities and statewide.
Several of our members attended the conference this year. The following are brief highlights from the sessions that they attended.
- General Debt- Student loan forgiveness, debt information. The focus was not only on old and current programs, but newer programs that currently rolling out.
- Reducing the Risk: Teen Suicide- Tips on what to look for in a student when depressed and the importance of building a relationship with students.
- General Session – A reminder that as teachers, we are united. The importance of having a support system in and outside of work.
- Rural Chapters Dealing with the Loss of Fair Share- Suggestions on how to engage members, attend functions, community events, mixers. The session showcased the outcome of the Michigan Education Association when they lost agency fees.
- Ideas into Action: Advocating for the English Language Learners – Focused on the untapped potential, their cultural traditions that enrich our communities, and they are disproportionately undeserved. The session participants were given a handout outline the 5 Steps to Advocacy and were broken into collaborative groups with a hypothetical problem. The groups then used the 5 Steps to Advocacy to brainstorm solutions.
- Why School Site Councils Matter in the LCFF/LCAP Era – Many in attendance were amazed to find out their own School Site Councils were out of compliance.
These were a few highlights from over 50 sessions that were offered. If you are interested in attending a future conference, please see your Site ACE Rep or contact the ACE Office through our contacts tab.
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