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    CTA Professional Development Conferences

    The California Teachers Association offers statewide conferences designed to provide knowledge and skills for members as they go about the work of the Organization.  Over the years, CTA has been recognized for its excellent leadership and professional development training programs.  When you attend a CTA conference, you receive vital information and perspective from some of the best content experts and thought leaders in public education in the state that you can immediately apply to your role as an educator and local leader. 

    Region III Leadership Conference

    Location: Westin Hotel, Costa Mesa

    This year's conference theme is "Meeting the Challenge of Change".  The future of the California Teachers Association depends upon continuous identification and training of local leaders to survive the educational challenges facing California. In order to take full advantage of the weekend, we encourage chapter presidents to send teams of members to the Annual CTA Region III Leadership Conference.  We look forward to seeing you there!
    Highlights of Some Session Titles Include:
    • Avoiding Member Technology Troubles
    • Recent Legal Trends, Cases and Decisions Affecting Unions
    • The Role of Social Affairs and Association Programs in Increasing Management, Engagement and Political Activism Protecting Immigrant Students and Families
    • Eradicating the School to Prison Pipeline
    • Special Education Issues: Rights and Responsibilities
    • CalSTRS Retirement Check Up
    • Convince Me! Opinion in Oral Language Development
    Click here to download the current list of workshops.
    Date: September 22-24, 2017
    Location: Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
    Make your hotel reservations now at the Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA. The hotel rate is only $115 plus tax and available until August 29, 2017. You may make your reservation online when you register or call the Westin directly.

    Date: Sep. 22-24, 2017 | Location: Westin Hotel, Costa Mesa




    •  GLBT Issues Conference 

    CTA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Advisory Committee (GLBTIAC) is proud to present the annual CTA conference addressing issues involving GLBT educators, students and community. This conference is open to all CTA members and will serve as a forum to discuss a variety of subjects affecting the entire membership and California's youth. Participants will have a variety of workshops to choose from, organized into three strands addressing the needs of the CTA Membership, the Students and the Community.

    Date: Dec 8-10, 2017 | Location: Fairmont Hotel, San Jose 



    Urban Issues Conference

    Location: Rio All-Suite Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada


    This conference provides an opportunity for educators from rural, urban, and ESP local areas, throughout the state, to learn, share, strategize and unite together to determine the future of public education. As members with diverse interests and multiple perspectives, don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with fellow educators, reenergize your skillset and help strategize solutions to confront the challenges we are facing together. 

    Date: Jan. 26-28, 2018 | Location: Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 


    CTA NEA Retired Issues Conference

    Location: Marriott Hotel, Torrance


    CTA/NEA-Retired and its members is a strong voice for education retirees in state and local policymaking. If you are retired or are considering retirement in the next few years, you will benefit from this conference. You will learn how to stay connected, be protected and enjoy great benefits.

    Date: Mar. 1-2, 2018 | Location: Marriott Hotel, Torrance


    Equity and Human Rights Conference

    Location: Marriott Hotel, Torrance


    The Equity and Human Rights 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. The conference combines speakers and workshops to provide all CTA members with a greater understanding of the issues of diversity and equity.

    Date: Mar. 2-4, 2018 | Location: Marriott Hotel, Torrance


    Good Teaching Conference South

    Location: Hyatt, Garden Grove


    The CTA Good Teaching Conferences are designed to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers. Offering a variety of diverse workshops in 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. 

    Date: Mar. 16-18, 2018 | Location: Hyatt Hotel, Garden Grove



    The premiere workshop of its kind, the Summer Institute offers sessions in areas that assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation and support of members. Sessions include Communications, Instruction and Professional Development, Emerging Leaders, Essential Bargaining, Advanced Bargaining, School Finance, Community Engagement, Charter Educators, Tax Fairness, Legal and Member Benefits.

    Date: July 29 – August 2, 2018 | Location: UCLA Conference Center, Los Angeles