Over 800 educators from seven counties converged on San Diego for California Teachers Association’s New Educator Weekend South; a conference designed by members for educators in the first three years in the profession who want to improve their practice.
Conference participants chose between scores of electives including Classroom management; Navigating special education laws and IEPs; Working with Colleagues; Understanding Common Core and State Standards; Student Loan Forgiveness Programs; and CTA Programs available to Members.
CTA’s conference planners worked hard to ensure the weekend is equal parts educational and transformational. Friday Night Game Night provided participants the chance to get to know each other in a relaxed, fun setting.
Training sessions offered attendees answers to real professional issues educators and education support professionals face every day. Trainers are all carefully selected by the committee and bring both insight and inspiration to the participants.
CTA board members were also on hand to share the message about Schools and Communities First initiative that will bring over 12 billion in needed funding for our public schools and assist with the collection of hundreds of signatures toward that effort.
CTA is committed to providing ongoing new educator outreach and assistance; the next conference will be held February 21-23 at the New Educator Weekend North in Santa Clara.