CEA members at a 2018 county meeting.
CEA’s next round of county forum meetings runs January 28 – February 12. Meet with your colleagues and local union leaders to hear about issues impacting education and your profession, and learn how you can advocate for yourself, your students, and public education.
Attend a CEA county forum near you, and encourage your colleagues to join you.
Click here for dates, locations, and more information.
Across the country, teachers have lost their rights to bargain for decent salaries, benefits, and working conditions. Some groups are working to take away those basic rights from Connecticut teachers, too. Learn how to protect your rights and why standing united is more important than ever at the CEA Summer Conference this August.
This year’s conference is being held at the Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell, August 6-7, and is focused on organizing, working conditions, and member engagement. Participants can choose one workshop that takes place over the two days on topics from addressing aggressive student behavior to negotiations to being an advocate for your profession. In addition, all participants will receive training on member engagement, signing up members, and action planning.
Learn more and register to attend.
Cheshire 30-year veteran teacher Tracy Ajello and Torrington teacher Michael McCotter, entering his fourth year, practice broaching tough topics in the mini session Difficult Discussions.
Sometimes good things come in small packages—and that was the case on the final day of CEA’s 2017 Summer Leadership Conference. Day 3 featured a packed morning and afternoon of 90-minute workshops on a wide range of topics, including student debt, teacher evaluations, educator autonomy, culturally competent schools, adult learning theory, engaging members in political campaigns, trauma-informed practices, legal rights in the special education process, Section 504, and more.
“It’s my first time at Summer Leadership, and I just came for the day of mini sessions,” said North Haven teacher Jennifer Frederick. “I’m especially interested in new laws and policies affecting our classrooms. As a regular education teacher with special education students in my classroom, I’m also seeking support in that area as well as using Google apps in my classroom—which is covered in one of the sessions I signed up for.” Read more
CEA is providing three exciting professional development workshops to members free of charge this March 18.
The topics of the workshops are as follows:
- For K-3 educators—Common Core Standards and their impact on our youngest learners
- For all educators—Understanding your rights and responsibilities when handling aggressive student behavior
- For Association presidents and treasurers—Your role in managing local funds and protecting members’ dues dollars
Click here for more information on the workshops.
The three free workshops will run concurrently on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill.
Click here to register for one of the three professional development workshops.
Registration and a complimentary continental breakfast begin at 9:30 a.m.