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.

Your experience at the Good Teaching Conference is equal parts educational and transformational.  You’ll learn new skills and find solutions to real-life challenges.  You’ll leave the conference feeling inspired, motivated and with a knowledge of what you need to do to be even more successful on Monday morning in your classroom.  Download this Reasons to Attend GTC letter and share it with your principal to prove the value of attending the Good Teaching Conference.

Want to send a group of teachers to the GTC? Download this letter and send it to your Principal or District Superintendent.  Many districts are open to sending educators to meaningful and inspiring training conferences.  This letter will help show the value of sending all educators in your local.  Remember, CTA members are only $190.  Non-member pricing is $570.

AGENDA-AT-A- GLANCE (subject to change)
Friday, March 22
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              Conference Orientation
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm              Welcome Reception & Dinner Buffet with Entertainment

Saturday, March 23
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, March 24
8:00 am – 10:00 am           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 February 22, 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.

March 7, 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.


Click here to purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets.

Good Teaching Conference attendees can save up to 5-16% depending on the ticket type. This discounted pricing is not available once you arrive at the Resort so don’t delay!

Our ticket store opens on Sunday, November 18 and closes at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, March 21, 2019.


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Date: Friday, March 22, 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.

IFT Teacher Innovation Expo: "Teachers Innovate! Teachers Lead! Teachers Transforming Education! (10:00am - 5:00pm)


Join us to learn how you can receive and utilize CTA financial grants to build relationships, improve the quality of education,
innovate instruction, and develop schools into hubs in which teachers, students, parents, and others interact and exchange ideas that better their school communities. The objective is simple. We want to inspire educators to pursue their passions by empowering them with a strength-based, teacher-driven change model.