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Jahana Hayes Delivers Inspiring Message at CEA’s New Teacher Conference

“You chose this profession because you wanted to make a difference, and that means standing on the front lines for democracy,” CEA President Jeff Leake told nearly 200 educators gathered for CEA’s 18th annual New Teacher Conference on Saturday. “It means protecting education for the common good; keeping schools safe for our students; fighting discrimination; and resisting political interference into our classrooms while acknowledging that politics affects our work, our livelihood, our communities, and our planet. Because we are on the front lines for democracy, we will always rise to our duty to educate for democracy, stimulate critical thinking, and shape global citizens.”

2016 National Teacher of the Year and Congressional Candidate Jahana Hayes gives the keynote address at CEA’s New Teacher Conference.

Pointing to a “CEA Stronger Together” button he wears every day, Leake added, “This reminds us that our collective voice is so much more powerful than just one voice and that the best way to improve the fate of our students, our profession, and our communities is through the collective action of democratic, independent unions.” Read more

CEA’s New Teacher Guide Helps You Survive and Thrive in Your First Year—and Beyond

What should you bring to an IEP? How and when should you renew your teaching certificate? You suspect a child is neglected at home; how do you proceed?

Every new teacher wishes there was a handbook for all of these questions.

Now there is.

Check out CEA’s New Teacher Guide, available only to CEA members.

To log in and access the guide, you will need your member ID number. You can look it up here. Read more

A Warm Waterbury Welcome for New Teachers

“Welcome, all of you,” Waterbury Teachers’ Association (WTA) President Kevin Egan greeted more than 60 new teachers during an orientation program earlier today. “Waterbury is a great district to work in, and you have a strong WTA union here at your disposal.”

Waterbury Teachers Association President and CEA Treasurer Kevin Egan talks with new Waterbury teachers this morning at an orientation at Waterbury Career Academy.

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New Teachers: CEA Conference Just for You on April 1

ntc-brochureIf you are an educator with six years or less in the classroom and are looking to improve your skills, plan to attend CEA’s New Teacher Conference on April 1 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton.

From culturally responsive teaching to the intricacies of the teacher evaluation process to Google Apps for Education, the conference sessions will explore everything that beginning teachers need to know. The event will feature Waterbury teacher Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, as the keynote speaker.

The cost of the conference is $20 and includes lunch. Your local Association may reimburse your cost.

Click here for the brochure.

Click here to register.

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Calling All New(er) Teachers!

Save the date! CEA’s New Teacher Conference for educators with six or fewer years in the classroom will be taking place April 1 this year.

The conference includes workshops and networking for early-career teachers, and will give you a better understanding of classroom management techniques, the teacher evaluation process, and your legal rights and responsibilities in and out of the classroom.

Registration information coming soon to www.cea.org.

New Teachers Learn How Their Union Supports Their Work in the Classroom

The 2016 New Teacher Conference opened with a panel of new teachers. From left are Katie McDonald,

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

Improve Your Skills: Attend CEA’s New Teacher Conference

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.

Click here for the brochure.

Click here to register.

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.

Millennials Motivated and Empowered at CEA New Teacher Conference

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New teachers Kara Ingalls, Becky Mears, and Maggie Soucy were among the nearly 400 new and future educators who attended the CEA New Teacher Conference on Saturday.

“You are in the trenches every single day, and you are all heroes and heroines,” CEA President Sheila Cohen told the nearly 400 educators and future educators attending CEA’s New Teacher Conference Saturday. The teachers were at the Mohegan Sun Conference Center to learn strategies to help improve their teaching practice and raise their students’ achievement.

CEA President Sheila Cohen welcomed the teachers and reminded them of the important work they do.

“You inspire and dedicate your lives to teaching the future generation of Americans,” said Cohen. “You are the bridge which our kids cross from failure to success, and that’s huge. Don’t ever sell yourself short on that.” Read more

2009 New Teacher Conference

2009 New Teacher Conference at Mohegan Sun

2009 New Teacher Conference at Mohegan Sun

On Saturday, March 21, new teachers from around Connecticut gathered at Mohegan Sun for the annual CEA conference.

The 2009 conference offered 13 breakout sessions on subjects from special education principles and practices to podcasting.

The keynote address by Sally Ogden was titled “Words Will Never Hurt Me: Dealing with Power Struggles, Difficult
People and Put Downs”.

Sally Ogden is an energetic and charismatic teacher and speaker with 32 years of classroom experience. She has taught French and Psychology in both middle and senior high schools in Jefferson County, Colorado. Currently, she directs workshops and conferences for teachers and parents throughout the United States.