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New Season, New Theater Discounts for CEA Members

The value of CEA membership extends far beyond the classroom. CEA members save on some of the hottest shows at venues like The Bushnell in Hartford and Waterbury’s Palace Theater.

Whether you’re looking for the mind-blowing magic of The Illusionists, holiday classics or new family favorites like The Nutcracker and American Girl Live, the sultry sounds of Diana Krall, or the heavy metal showmanship of Alice Cooper, you’ll score big with CEA member discounts at your favorite local theaters.

For additional CEA theater discounts, as well as savings everywhere you shop, visit cea.org/mb.

So Blah to Sublime: Transform Your Staff Room!

“Well-used and a bit sterile.” That’s how Plainville High School teacher and CEA member Debbie Seibert, now retired, described her building’s staff room.

All too often, the faculty lounge is one of the most neglected areas of a school. If that sounds familiar, NEA-endorsed California Casualty invites you to do something about it! Enter California Casualty’s $7,500 School Lounge Makeover at www.YourSchoolLounge.com/NEA, and your breakroom could be transformed.
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Subscribe to BlogCEA for a Chance to Wear #RedforEd!

With elections coming soon and the future of teachers and public education at stake it’s never been more important to stay up to date on the latest education news affecting Connecticut teachers. Here at BlogCEA we want to make sure you as a CEA member get all the news you need.

Now through November 7, when you subscribe to BlogCEA, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a CEA #RedforEd T-shirt. One winner will be selected every week from among all who subscribe.

Click here to subscribe today.

Educators Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport Museum

Don’t miss Educators Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport Museum on October 20! CEA members and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID) will receive free Mystic Seaport Museum admission.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore the museum and learn more about the seaport’s educational programs and classroom connections. Education Department staff will be on hand to discuss program offerings and answer questions. In addition to the museum’s regular activities, there will be a special agenda of activities just for educators and their families.

Click here for more information. 

Register here.

CEA Guide Makes Teacher Evaluation Simple

What happens when you find out you’re being evaluated for the first time… in June?

What if you never received feedback on your last observation—and your next one’s coming up?

Are your student learning objectives (SLOs) appropriate? Do you have any say in setting them?

Get the answers to these and other questions in CEA’s free guide, updated for 2018-19, Teacher Evaluation Made Simple, available exclusively to CEA members.

October Deals and Discounts From NEA Member Benefits

This October take full advantage of your CEA and NEA membership to enjoy savings at the GE Appliances Store, get a great deal on a new or used car, take advantage of exclusive savings and shop the world’s largest cruise sale, and more.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for October 2018

The new school year is in full swing, and the fall season is upon us. Get ready for changing weather and invigorating outdoor activities with the proper clothing, footwear and equipment! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for October!* Read more

Free Life Insurance – Name Your Beneficiary

All CEA members are eligible to receive NEA Complimentary Life Insurance at no cost—but many members haven’t named a beneficiary.

Almost half of registered CEA members have not indicated who should receive their benefit if the worst happens. Most members choose their kids. But what if your grandmother is struggling on a fixed income? Or your nephew needs college money? By naming your beneficiaries, you can help whoever needs the support most.

If you’ve chosen beneficiaries before or have experienced a life-changing event, please reconfirm your choice. It only takes a few minutes, so click here and name your beneficiaries now.

Enter for a Chance to Win a Dodge Journey

As a busy educator, your journey through life offers new adventures at every turn: enriching students, finding work/life balance and giving back to your community.

California Casualty, NEA Member Benefits’ auto and home insurance provider, appreciates all that you do and is giving educators the chance to win a new 2018 vehicle and ride in style.

Click here for a chance to win.

NEA Foundation Grants Support PD and Student Achievement

Teachers frequently need outside funding for classroom resources and funding to engage in meaningful professional development.  The NEA Foundation has grants available to current NEA members to help with both.

NEA Foundation Student Achievement grants, support teachers in helping students learn how to think critically and solve problems. The NEA Foundation is currently giving preference to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global learning into projects.

Through the Learning & Leadership grants, the NEA Foundation supports the professional development of NEA members by providing grants to:

  • individuals to participate in high-quality professional development like summer institutes, conferences, seminars, travel abroad programs, or action research, and to
  • groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.

The foundation gives preference to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global competence in their projects.

For both grants two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award.

The third and final 2018 deadline for applications for both grants is coming up October 15.

Find out more and then apply for either the Student Achievement grants or the Learning & Leadership grants.

 

CEA Teacher Appreciation Day at UConn Football

Don’t miss the first-ever CEA Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 27, as the UConn Huskies face the UMass Minutemen at Rentschler Field!

Get your choice of discounted seats at www.uconnhuskies.com. Click Tickets, then Promo Codes. Enter CEA, and your discount will automatically apply. You may also call 860-486-8189 or email robert.luden@uconn.edu. Mention that you are a CEA member and receive $15 second-level end zone seats or $30 seats in the lower sidelines.

CEA members may bring up to three guests with them to a Teacher Tailgate Tent before the homecoming game. Enjoy pregame festivities as well as complimentary food and soft drinks courtesy of CEA and California Casualty.

The tailgate is free, but you must register in advance to reserve your spots. Go to cea.org/mb.