Would you like to attend some great conferences from home, for free, and collect some units?

The CTA conference season started earlier this month and thousands of educators have already attended the first two CTA virtual conferences in December and more are coming in the new year.

CTA conferences have been repurposed and re-imagined for our current times with a commitment to deliver to our members what they need now to be successful in their work as educators, leaders and members of the community.

Best of all, these events are free to CTA members.

The 2021 Issues Conference – Home Edition ! kicks off January 14th with dozens of workshops and sessions especially designed for local leaders and members that want to make a difference in their school and community. This event brings together members and activists to learn, discuss, and strategize so that we can organize and increase our collective voice on the state and local issues that matter most in education.

The conference season will continue with the 2021 Good Teaching Conference – Elementary Home Edition ! This version of the CTA Good Teaching Conference will focus on Elementary Educators and all sessions will focus on helping Elementary educators be successful in all aspects of their professional and personal lives. Coming in March will be the CTA Good Teaching Middle and Secondary Home Edition!   These conferences features dozes of sessions led by your peers and educational experts with real and relevant classroom experience.

Please continue to invite and encourage your members to attend and participate in these outstanding conferences. Remind them to use the email where they receive CTA communications for fast and easy registration.

Lastly, if your district offers additional compensation for university units, then this is a game changer for your local because CTA is providing free university credit through Cal State Chico for members attending these events. More details and information available here.

2021 Bargaining update #1

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CTA Scholarships and Awards

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  • César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta Education Award Program – Application deadline March 5, 2021
  • LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa – Application deadline May 17, 2021
  • CTA Scholarship for Members – Up to five – $3,000  scholarships – Application deadline January 29, 2021
  • CTA Scholarship for Dependent Children – Up to thirty-five – $5,000 scholarships – Application deadline January 29, 2021
  • CTA Scholarship in Honor of Del A. Weber – One scholarship of up to $5,000 scholarship – Application deadline January 29, 2021
  • L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA (SCTA) – Up to three – $5,000 scholarships – Application deadline January 29, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Application deadline February 12, 2021
  • Chapter-In-Politics Award Program in Honor of Joyce Fadem – Application deadline February 2, 2021
  • Human Rights Awards – Human Rights Awards are given annually to CTA Chapters, Service Center Counsels, and Members in the following Categories; Chapter/Service Center Council Categories, Individual Member Award Categories,  Nominations deadline January 11, 2021
  • NEA Grants & Awards – ongoing – see CTA website for more information
  • IFT Grants for Educators and Chapters – Competitive educator grants will be awarded in amounts up to $5,000.  Competitive impact grants will be awarded in amounts up to $20,000.



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Exec. Board Agenda – Dec. 1st, 2020 by Zoom

Exec. Board Agenda

Dec. 1st, 2020 by Zoom


  1. Approval of the minutes
  2. Approval of the agenda
  3. President’s Report: Todd Blanset
  4. Treasurer’s report: Brenda Hensley
  5. Bargaining: Brenda Hensley
  6. Grievance: Lisa Cusi


7) Committee/Chair Reports

-Equity Team: Alyson Brauning

-Member Engagement: Alyson Brauning

-Labor Council: Corey Penrose

-Action: Corey Penrose

-PAC: Corey Penrose & Ariel Ray (PAC treasurer)

-Special Ed: Open

-Leave Bank: Christine Williams

– Membership: Tracy Begley


8) New and continuing business:

9) Conference reports

10) Other:

– Adjournment

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