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    iTeacher: Professional Development Opportunity April 15


    What do you do when you're the only one with a device?

    Innovative ways to incorporate the 4C's using your iPad.

    Fun educational apps and extras.

    Tuesday, April 15

    4pm, UTP Office

    2303 E. Washington Bl.

    Register below:


    CTA Conference Schedule

    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.

    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Conference: November 15-17, 2013, in Palm Springs - 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.
    • Issues Conference: January 17-19, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV - 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.
    • Retired Issues Conference: February 27-28, 2014, in Irvine - CTA/NEA-Retired and its members is a strong voice for education retirees in state and local policymaking. The organization works hard to protect and maintain your benefits:
    1. Working to repeal the unfair Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)
    2. Opposing efforts to privatize Social Security
    3. Working to strengthen Medicare
    4. Advocating for Defined Benefit Pension Plans
    5. Protect and enhance State Teachers pension plans that come under attack
    • Equity and Human Rights Conference: February 28-March 2, 2014, in Irvine - The 2014 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.
    • Region III Leadership Conference: March 7-9, 2014, in Pasadena - CTA's Regional Leadership Conferences are designed to support and promote CTA members' desire to become more involved in leadership roles within the Association. Members in Region III are encouraged to attend the Leadership Conference.
    • Good Teaching Conference: March 14-16, 2014, in Anaheim - 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.

    Instruction And Professional Development Committee

    Quality professional development is essential to improving public education and the teaching profession. UTP has a number of events designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning and to enhance your livelihood. Whether it’s attending one of CTA’s annual conferences or participating in some of the many trainings or workshops offered throughout the year, you will find a wealth practical information and resources for successful educational experiences in and outside of the classroom.

    The IPD Committee is working with CRW teachers and District Representatives to help our members become prepared for the Common Core Standards.

    CTA and NEA offers many professional development opportunities throughout the year.  Watch this space for information about upcoming workshops and conferences.