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. Join us on Friday for one of three pre-conferences.

Registration begins on Friday at 4:00pm with a dinner buffet reception at 6:30pm followed by entertainment. Workshops begin Saturday morning and end with Caucuses in the late afternoon. Sunday morning workshops are followed by a brunch and closing general session. The conference concludes at 12:00pm.

Here are just a few of the 80 different workshops scheduled to be 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 here to view the Program Guide.

AGENDA-AT-A- GLANCE (subject to change)
Friday, February 2
9:00 am – 4:00 pm              Pre-Conferences
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm              CTA Registration Desk
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm              Exhibits
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm              Attendee Orientation
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm              Welcome Reception & Dinner Buffet with Entertainment

Saturday, February 3
7:30 am – 4:30 pm             CTA Registration Desk
7:30 am – 4:30 pm             Exhibits
8:00 am – 9:00 am             Morning Bonus Session, Alyson Hoberecht
9:15 am – 10:30 am           Workshops
10:45 am – 12:00 pm         Workshops
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm           Lunch & General Session
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm             Workshops
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm             Workshops
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm             Caucus Meetings
Dinner on Own

Sunday, February 4
8:00 am – 12:00 pm           CTA Registration Desk
8:30 am – 9:45 am             Workshops
10:00 am – 12:00 pm         Brunch & Closing Session

Register for the Good Teaching Conference by January 6, 2018 and you will be placed in a drawing to have Saturday lunch with CTA President Eric C. Heins, Vice President Dr. Theresa Montano or Secretary-Treasurer David Goldberg.

January 25, 2018

University Credit is available online from California State University Chico Department of Education.  One semester unit of credit is available at this conference.  The cost is $60 per unit and is payable by check or credit card.  Click here to purchase the unit.

Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost.



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Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

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Your classrooms have diverse learners with diverse needs and educators know that the best assessment practices are those that take place during classroom instruction, not in a single isolated event. Participants will come away with a bigger toolbox of daily classroom practices that can be used to gauge student learning and will develop a deeper understanding of how to design formative assessments that take the well-being of students into consideration.

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Journey to Financial Independence (10:00am - 4:00pm)
This free one-day workshop gives educators the tools to plan for financial independence and create an engagement plan to share with local union colleagues. We are excited about a new approach to our retirement savings pre-conferences which includes inviting chapter leaders, membership chairpersons and site reps (up to 5 per chapter; except for Issues, which is limited to 3 per chapter).

Why? Because CTA wants to help members reach their retirement dreams. This is a core union value and great way to engage local members. We are inviting local leaders, membership chairpersons and/or site reps to the conference to help them in their journey and identify opportunities to build an organizing campaign around this important issue with local members.