CEA Teacher Development Specialist Kate Field leads a teacher evaluation workshop.
The CEA Professional Learning Academy offers a wealth of professional development opportunities, aligned with Connecticut’s professional learning standards, to improve teaching practice and enhance student learning.
Through the CEA Professional Learning Academy, members can attend free workshops, conferences, and trainings developed by experienced educators, administrators, and experts in law and special education. CEA is a State Department of Education designated provider of professional development.
CEA offers workshops and seminars on dozens of topics, including Read more
There may only be a few weeks of summer left, but that leaves plenty of time for vacation and some back to school shopping. Don’t forget to check out the discounts available to NEA members through NEA member benefits!
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for August 2018
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 August!* Read more
Planning to visit local attractions this summer? Don’t forget to check out the discounts available to CEA members before you go.
Your CEA membership offers you discounted admission at the Adventure Parks in Bridgeport and Storrs, Lake Compounce, Six Flags New England, Mystic Aquarium, the Connecticut Science Center, Theaterworks, and many other attractions.
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Don’t miss Stars on Ice, April 22, at the XL Center in Hartford, where CEA members save $10 per ticket! The best of U.S. Olympic skating will be coming to you direct from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in an all-new Stars on Ice show, featuring America’s top medal contenders. (This offer is valid on select seating and ends April 19 at 5 p.m. Use promo code SGFRIEND at 1-877-522-8499 or click here to order online. )
Also, Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo is back, and CEA members save on tickets! Choose from seven spectacular performances, July 18-22, at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Orders must be placed by July 1.
This month, all members who subscribe to BlogCEA are being entered for a daily chance to win a CEA swag bag. The BlogCEA bag contains a flash drive, cell phone pocket, clip, and more.
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Enfield High School teacher Kim Sweeney (center) poses with CEA Executive Director Don Williams, CEA President Sheila Cohen, Enfield Teachers’ Association President Tod Couture, and CEA Organizer Sara Pomponi after winning the CEA Member Benefits grand prize.
When the school bell dismissed her students for Super Bowl weekend, Enfield High School building rep and business education teacher Kim Sweeney prepared to head down the hall to meet with fellow teachers. They were going to honor one of her colleagues—or so she assumed.
Little did she know, Enfield educators—along with CEA leaders and staff—had gathered to deliver one of the biggest surprises the building rep could imagine. Read more
Shopping for all the things you need to get back to school—books, supplies, clothes and more—can put a serious dent in your budget. For the 2015-2016 school year, educators spent an average of $487 on out-of-pocket classroom supplies, according to the most recent survey of K-12 teachers conducted by SheerID in partnership with Agile Education Marketing.
It pays to look for deals, coupons, special offers, and tools that help you trim the cost of shopping a little—or a lot.
Try these 9 tips to get you back to school without blowing your budget!
21st Century Insurance is leaving the Connecticut market and is no longer offering insurance through the CEA-endorsed USI program. CEA members who currently have insurance through 21st Century have several options.
Members will receive a letter announcing the change and letting them know they can switch to Foremost (a company under the 21st Century/Farmers umbrella) or they can be quoted for another company.
Through USI, members can receive new quotes from insurance companies including Hanover, Travelers, New London County, Plymouth Rock, Providence Mutual, Encompass, Safeco, Progressive, MAPFRE, and National General. USI has a dedicated team for new quotes and applications for members not staying with Foremost.