Event description

CTA’s New Educator Weekend is a new type of conference for CTA members. Participants will be educators in their first three years in the profession. The New Educator Weekend has everything that new educators need in the first years of teaching with sessions and electives concentrating on:

  • Classroom Management – Creating a productive and inspiring learning environment
  • Navigating IEP’s and Special Education Areas
  • What I wish I knew my first years of teaching
  • Working with colleagues, administration and parents
  • Common Core, State Standards, Assessments and Pedagogy
  • Teaching is a Career
  • Resources and Programs available to members

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University Credit is available online from California State University Chico Department of Education.  One unit of University Credit is available to those attending the main conference. A second unit of University Credit is available to those attending the Pre-Conference.  If attending the Pre-Conference only a reflection paper is due one week after the conclusion of the Conference. The cost is $60 per unit, payable only online.  You can register online at http://rce.csuchico.edu/teachers/cta.

Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost.



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Date: February 23, 2017

A New Educator’s Journey – Together We Can Make a Difference
Come early on Friday for a special New Educator Weekend pre-conference

As you embark on your teaching career journey, you are bound to find yourself looking for directions or maybe a simpler route. CTA can help you navigate through some of life’s more challenging paths. Or better yet, assist with planning ahead. This pre-conference will help you get started in your teaching career journey with help on professional development resources , important contract provisions such as sick leave and family leave provisions, strategies for student debt, and financial planning.

As a new educator, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. We want to ensure you are aware of the key provisions of your teaching contract and the many benefits of CTA and NEA membership. During our day, we will cover the following:
- Key provisions of your teaching contract
- CTA professional development resources
- Understanding STRS and your retirement plan
- The value of CTA & NEA membership for you, your family, and your career;
- Options for student debt

We are providing release time for this pre-conference, which means CTA Member Benefits will reimburse your employer for your substitute on Friday, February 23, 2018 to assist with your availability to participate. Be sure to request release time and provide the necessary information when registering.

The Friday pre-conference is FREE, and SPACE IS LIMITED.


Pre-Conference Agenda-at-a-Glance

Friday, February 23

9:00 am – 10:00 am        NEW Pre-Conference Check-in and Continental Breakfast

10:00 am – 10:45 am      Kick-off with Roberto Rodriguez, CTA Board Member, District P

10:45 am – 12:15 pm      Workshop

12:15pm – 1:15 pm         Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm          Workshop

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm          Workshop

4:30 pm                           End of Pre-Conference

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