Event description

The conference is devoted to enhancing CTA members’ understanding and appreciation of the issues of diversity and equity and is open to all CTA members. Attendees are able to choose from a wide variety of workshops that provide practical ideas that can be incorporated in the classroom and school setting. The workshops will also provide participants with more knowledge of issues facing our ethnic minority communities and how to advocate for change.

Conference agenda begins on Friday evening with a Mix and Mingle where participants will have an opportunity to network and share experiences while enjoying DJ SAKE ONE. On Saturday, participants will have the option to choose from 20 workshops on a variety of social and educational issues.  During lunch, keynote speaker Keron Blair from The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, one of the leading social justice and community organizers in the nation will present information on how we can more effectively empower change agents and mobilize communities.

On Sunday, participants will also have an opportunity to share their ideas and concerns at the Dialogue

Sessions “Issues to Planning” and “Planning to Action.” The Conference will conclude with a General Session where the participants will share what was discussed and keys to a successful change.

This conference provides an atmosphere for genuine interaction among colleagues on topics of special interest. You are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities provided to network with like-minded individuals and to discuss relevant social issues.

AGENDA-AT-A- GLANCE (subject to change)
Friday, April 5
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm              CTA Registration Desk
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm              Exhibits
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm              Blessing, Welcome Reception & Dinner                                                                            Buffet with Entertainment

Saturday, April 6
7:00 am – 3:30 pm             CTA Registration Desk
8:30 am – 2:00 pm             Exhibits
7:00 am – 8:30 am             Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am – 10:00 am           First Workshop
10:15 am – 11:45 am         Second Workshop
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm           Lunch & General Session with Keynote Speaker                                                               Keron Blair
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm             Third Workshop
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm             Fourth Workshop
Dinner on Own

Sunday, April 7
7:00 am – 11:15 am           CTA Registration Desk
7:00 am – 8:00 am             Coffee/Tea Service
8:00 am – 9:30 am             Fifth Workshop
9:45 am – 11:00 am           Caucus Time/Dialogue Session
11:00 am – 12:30 pm         Brunch and Closing General Session


Here are just a few of the workshops scheduled to be offered:

  • Educators & Immigrant Families Working Together to Strengthen our Public Schools
  • Impact of Legislation on Communities of Color
  • From the Past to the Present
  • California History Project
  • Perspectives on Intertribal American Indian and Alaska Native Music and Dance in the Classroom
  • Cultural Appriciation

Click here for more information on workshops offered.

March 22, 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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