2015 Issues Conference Virtual Pass

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP): Latest Updates and Tips


Learn about the newest updates to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and tips for how to revise your current LCAP. €See the newest LCAP Template and learn about some tips for revising LCAPs to address the 8 State priority areas.

Technology for Advocacy Organizing: New Tools or Total Game Changer?


This workshop presents cutting edge, real life examples of how local chapters are using social media to reach both members and the public.€ Social media is being used for quicker, more efficient communications around a variety of issues, including advocacy organizing campaigns. Specific examples from several recent Southern California local chapter strikes and strike build up campaigns demonstrate how social media helps immensely.

English Language Arts Instructional Alignment


This session provides you with a working understanding of the alignment of ELA Common Core Standards and Smarter Balanced assessments for classroom instruction. Viewers examine the Smarter Balanced “target” method of clustering standards, the 4 ELA Claims, and the Depths of Knowledge (DOKs).

How CTA can Help You Plan for a Comfortable Retirement with 403(b) and 457 Plans


In this workshop, CTA Member Benefits provides an introduction to several basic investment principles and explain the importance of supplementing your pension benefits. The session covers 403(b) and 457 plans, their product offerings, and plan fee information. We will distribute and discuss numerous CTA resources that are available to help members make important investment decisions.

Fighting for the Soul of Public Education: Labor Community Solidarity at Last


For the past six years, Michael Fabricant has been a principal officer and treasurer of the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York, a union of 22,000 faculty and staff. He has published on the political economy of the welfare state, homelessness, settlement houses, community organizing, the fiscal crisis of non-profit agencies and public education policy. Currently, Dr. Fabricant is finishing his 9th book, Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Education, which is being coauthored with Steve Brier.