From negotiations to teacher evaluation to citizen lobbying and much more, more than 500 CEA members took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about their union and their profession at the CEA Summer Conference this Monday and Tuesday.
A large group of Windsor Education Association members attended this year’s CEA Summer Conference.
“Everything was a 10—the professional development was top notch,” says Avon Education Association President Jonathan Moss.
“I am going to be a building rep for the first time this year and came to the Summer Conference for free training on what to do. It was awesome,” says East Windsor teacher Stephanie Schneider. Read more
East Hartford teacher Tracey Lafayette door-knocked in North Haven yesterday with Pennsylvania UniServ Rep Justin Battalini (at left) and Massachusetts Regional Manager Victor Rosado.
What’s the biggest issue in your school or district for you as a teacher? How can your union help support you?
These were some of the questions posed to CEA members in New Haven County yesterday afternoon and evening as teacher union members and staff knocked on doors at educators’ homes.
Members and staff from NEA affiliates around the Northeast are gathered in New Haven this week for an organizing institute. The institute focuses on helping emerging leaders gain skills to build relationships and strengthen their local Associations. Door-knocking at CEA members’ homes was both a way to practice those new skills and find out what’s on teachers minds as they prepare to head back to school shortly.
CEA members and staff discuss what they learned from members while door-knocking.
Though the institute ends tomorrow, the focus on organizing for locals here in Connecticut continues. Local leaders who have held one-on-one conversations with members have found them to be a very effective way to gather information, identify teachers’ concerns, and ultimately effect positive change for members.
If your local Association is interested in organizing training, or any other training from CEA, contact your local president or UniServ Representative.