Sign up for the Good Teaching Conference South!
Washington Teachers Association is offering a limited number of scholarships.
Complete the Good Teaching Conference Form.
This conference will be a great opportunity to work on your teaching skills and strategies, as well as to network with your WUSD colleagues and colleagues from elsewhere in California.
Major conference expenses will be covered (double-occupancy hotel room, most meals, and conference fees).
You will be responsible for transportation, meals while in transit and Saturday night.
If driving, you will probably need to take Friday off. Consider using comp. time, no-tell, or personal necessity leave. Or, maybe you can work something out with your site administrator.
Space is limited. If demand is high, teachers will be selected based on site, grade level, and subject area – so that participation is fairly distributed across the District.
Please complete the Good Teaching Conference Form.
It is expected that you will share what you've learned at a future collaboration.
The deadline for signing up is 5:00 pm on February 21st.
Members, as we return to school in these uncertain times, here is a section from the California Ed Code that will help us keep our kids safe:
Update on Implementation of New Contract
WTA Teachers Ratify Contract
Articles with New Language:
Articles still awaiting final edit: Article 5, Article 11, plus updated salary schedules.
Please visit CTA Member Benefits to ensure you are getting the most out of your membership in WTA. We are hoping that there will be an open enrollment period for disability insurance through The Standard later this year. We'll keep you posted.
The Weingarten Rule
Do not talk with an administrator if you believe the conversation will be about your employment rights.
Say: "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectively request that my Association representative be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions."
I will not criticize any union colleague except to that individual directly.
If any union colleague is being criticized in my presence, I will confront the criticism and ask that it stop.
I will not participate in any conversations with management that criticize, or negatively speculate about any union colleague.
I will settle my differences with colleagues within my union.
I will engage in debate, offer others every opportunity for debate and respect minority viewpoints, but I will observe and support the majority mandate of my union.