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 educational field.
Registration starts on Friday and the hours are 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a reception (light meal) and dance beginning at 6:00 p.m. There are four 1.25 hour workshops beginning on Saturday at 9:15 a.m., and end with Caucus Meetings from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Sunday’s workshop is scheduled from 8:30-9:45 a.m.; followed by brunch and general session. The conference concludes at 12 noon.
This year we are pleased to offer two different Friday Pre-Conference sessions. These all day sessions are:
- Putting the Common Core Standards Into Practice: Instructional Strategies, Instructional Units and Assessments
With the implementation of the Common Core Standards, teachers are challenged to make the instructional shifts to realize the Career and College Readiness skills required by the Common Core. Applying the necessary shifts in curricular focus for ELA/ELD and math is critical for student success. Understanding the assessment framework helps teachers focus on developing meaningful instructional units and instructional strategies. Attend this day-long conference and explore how you can shift your instructional practices to help your students become excellent critical thinkers.
- The Educator's Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement: (Up to three CTA Members per chapter may be eligible for CTA paid release time to attend this important event. This is a FREE event! You may complete the application form (if you want release time only) when you register.
This special one-day conference will cover the basics of 403(b) & 457 plans, strategies and resources to make informed investment decisions, along with how to deal with aggressive insurance agents. This is an interactive day that uses humor, games and multi-media to engage all participants. Registration is open to all CTA members. Key features of the new CTA-endorsed 403(b) plan will also be covered.