3 Saturdays, 3 locations, 3 different themes: October 4th at Rancho Esquon – “Places We Live,” October 25th at the Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center – “Biodiversity,” and November 15 at the Chico Creek Nature Center – “Focus on Forests”
All workshops are 8:30AM-11:30AM
Participants will receive a PLT unit and access to EEI units at each training. Participants who attend all three trainings will qualify for CEU’s through CSU San Marcos Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Sign up for one or all. Register here.
The first ever Chico Comic-Con is today from 10 am to 5 pm
Chico Veteran’s Building 554 Rio Lindo Avenue Chico, CA 95926
Children 12 and under are free, all others are $3 *** The funds collected go to support the Veterans group sponsoring the event.
Go out and support a wonderful literacy event in our community!!
Banned books week will celebrate the freedom to read September 21-27. The focus this year is on comics and graphic novels!
The National Council of Teachers of English have resources available for teachers. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has discussion guides for 10 high quality graphic novels, they also have a free Banned Books Week Handbook. If you would like to borrow any of these graphic novels, check with your local library or contact your chapter president. The American Library Association has a well-organized and staggering amount of resources and information about banned books and Banned Books Week.
Enjoy the beautiful weather by going outside with a book or two!
We have added a calendar page to the website. Click the tab to find all currently scheduled BCTA events and check back for updates as events are scheduled. Also remember to check the bargaining page, it is in the process of being updated, but should be back up to speed soon!
Under current law, more than 75 BCTA educators are classified as temporary employees with no possibility of earning due process rights. We have teachers who have worked in our district dating back to 1977 who are still classified as temporary employees. A temporary employee has no assurance of a job the following school year which puts educators in the position year after year, of waiting each spring to hear if they will be employed in the fall. Students and families depend on seeing the same high quality, caring staff in the fall that supported them the previous year. This puts undue stress on children, programs and educators.
AB1619, by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), is now making it’s way through the legislature to address this inequity. Most teachers in California can earn due process rights after a probationary period of a few years, most educators who work in each County Office of Education and educators from smaller districts are unfairly excluded. This bill is supported by CTA and CSEA in an effort to provide equal rights to all educators and stability to our schools and students.
Michael Martinez, from our Migrant Education program (also a negotiator for BCTA and our Secretary) went to Sacramento on March 26th to testify for the State Assembly Education Committee on our behalf. Michael told a compelling, and familiar story . Please take a moment and watch here the portion of the hearing about the bill begins at 2 hours 26 minutes and Michael begins at 2 hours 31 minutes. There is a short article on the CTA website about this bill with a bonus photo of Michael! BCTA would like to extend our gratitude to Michael for taking the time to share his experience with the folks at the capitol who need to hear our story!
Cesar Chavez devoted his adult life to promoting and protecting the rights of workers. Help spread the story of this civil rights leader who inspired families to stand up for their human rights and the rights of future generations.
The fate of a movie is decided in the opening weekend. Get together with friends and family to see this film this weekend (March 28-30) and ensure it will be available in more cities to spread this important story. There are links to find the movie in your area and information about hosting a movie meet up at this link.