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 two newly updated and timely pre-conferences.

AGENDA-AT-A- GLANCE (subject to change)
Friday, February 1
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 2
7:30 am – 3:30 pm             CTA Registration Desk
7:30 am – 4:30 pm             Exhibits
7:45 am – 9:00 am             Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am             Bonus Session: To Your Health! with Dan Wold
9:15 am – 10:30 am           First Workshop Session
10:45 am – 12:00 pm         Second Workshop Session
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm           Lunch & General Session
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm             Third Workshop Session
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm             Fourth Workshop Session
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm             Caucus Meetings
Dinner on Own

Sunday, February 3
8:00 am – 12:00 pm           CTA Registration Desk
8:30 am – 9:45 am             Fifth Workshop Session
10:00 am – 12:00 pm         Brunch & Closing General Session


You will be able to choose sessions on classroom management, educational practices, content development, behavior management, technology and much, much more. Here are just a few of the more than 80 different workshops scheduled to be offered:

All Grades:

  • The New Dyslexia Guidelines, Teaching Reading to Students with Dyslexia and Dyslexia in the Classroom
  • Instructional Strategies for Working with Students with IEPs
  • Universal Design for Learning


  • Analyzing History Using 21st Century E-Tools
  • Team Teaching
  • Design Thinking with Makey Makeys


  • Using Games to Build Positive Relationships
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Social Justice Workshops

Plus see our returning presenters, Grace Dearborn and Alyson Hoberecht, talk about classroom management!

Register for the Good Teaching Conference by January 4, 2019 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 17, 2019

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 1, 2019

From Brain Science to Instructional Practice (9:00am - 3:15pm)

Member: $25, Student CTA: $5, Non-member: $75

Join us at this interactive and participatory Pre-Conference to explore the following topics: Creating conditions for student engagement; Understanding how the brain works to create a positive classroom environment; Exploring classroom management from a social emotional learning perspective; Using student-centered pedagogy to excite learners; and Understanding how executive functioning works.

Retirement Savings Made Easy (10:00am - 4:00pm)


CTA wants to help members realize their retirement dreams. This is a core union value and great way to engage local members. That’s why we are offering a one-day pre-conference to discuss what you need to know about your retirement plans. We’ll share with you some easy tools to help you choose the right type of savings for your retirement account. We invite 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 in the local. This pre-conference is free for CTA members. CTA will arrange for and pay for release time for first time participants (with priority given to new leaders and site reps) with the approval of your chapter president*. We encourage the chapter president to approve release time for one or more newer leaders, site reps, and members. Chapters may send members to one or more conferences. Additional information can be found on www.CTAGo.org.