Trumbull Education Association President John Mastroianni and Tolland teacher Tiffany Reynolds exchange ideas at CEA’s Summer Conference.
Energy levels remain high on day two of CEA’s Summer Conference, where hundreds of teachers have reconvened in Cromwell for intensive training, networking, and the sharing of ideas, concerns, and best practices.
“This is my second time attending,” says Tolland teacher Tiffany Reynolds. “The first time was last year, as an emerging leader. Since then, I’ve worked on two grievances, and I’m here to learn how to do that more effectively so that I can be the best advocate for my colleagues.” Read more
Those first years in a classroom are some of the most exciting and memorable in a teacher’s career—as well as the most challenging.
CEA’s annual conference for new teachers is an opportunity for early-career educators to trade insights and advice with one another as well as learn from veteran teachers about everything from managing behavior, administrators, and debt to supporting introverts, struggling readers, and students from diverse backgrounds.
Appropriate for all early-career teachers (through six years’ experience), this year’s conference takes place Saturday, March 24, at the Heritage Hotel and Conference Center in Southbury.
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The 2016 CEA New Teacher Conference opened with a panel of new teachers sharing their experiences. From left are Katie McDonald, Samantha Swartz, Marianne Byrne, and Tom DiMauro.
“You are the future of CEA,” Suffield teacher Mark Janick told teachers gathered this morning at the CEA New Teacher Conference at Mohegan Sun Convention Center. The annual conference for teachers with six or fewer years in the classroom helps educators learn how their union supports them in improving their teaching practice.
“Being part of the union has made me a better teacher,” Janick said. “I would not have gotten nominated for Teacher of the Year at my school this year if not for my involvement in this union and everything I’ve learned.”
CEA President Sheila Cohen welcomed the teachers saying, “In most instances you will never know the difference you made, but know that you are making a difference in a child’s life.”
New Teacher Committee co-chairs Janick and Orange teacher Katie McDonald introduced a panel of new teachers who shared their own experiences making a difference and getting involved with their union. Read more
If you are an educator with six or fewer years in the classroom and are looking to improve your skills, plan to attend CEA’s New Teacher Conference at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center on March 19.
From parent-teacher relationships to the intricacies of the teacher evaluation process and how the new Every Student Succeeds Act will affect you, the conference sessions will explore everything that beginning teachers need to know.
The cost of the conference is $20 and includes lunch. Your local Association may reimburse your cost.
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The conference is also open to college students studying to become teachers. Students who are not yet members of the CEA-Student Program first must join and pay the $20 membership dues in addition to the $20 conference registration fee.