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Resources for CEASP Members and New Teachers

Online Resources

Each category listed below has links to many valuable resources relating to education, teaching and learning. If you have a favorite site that you would like to add, let us know! Send an email to Michele O'Neill. Thank you.

CEA and NEA Web Sites

  • Education Resources

    Links to lists of research resources, on line publications, professional organizations, education policy sites, lesson plans, etc.

  • Member Benefits

    Describes all the benefits available to CEASP members.

  • Negotiations & Research

    Links to teacher contracts in all CEA districts, and and reports on issues such as teacher salaries, benefits, and school years.

  • National Education Association

    Since its beginning, the National Education Association has been ahead of its time, crusading for the rights of all educators and children.

  • NEA Student Program

    NEA's Student Program consists of over 60,000 members across more than 1,000 college/university campus chapters and 50 state programs.

Online Publications

Sites for New Teachers

  • A to Z Teacher Stuff

    A teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

    Student Teaching Tips
    Substitute Teaching Tips

  • Beginning Teachers' Toolbox

    Offers a variety of free resources to help you through your first several years in the classroom. Our teaching tips, articles, and blogs are written on a variety of hot topics for classroom teachers

  • Discovery Education

    Created by the Discovery Channel, this site aims to engage students through dynamic curricular resources like Discovery Education streaming Plus and Discovery Education Science, support teachers through customized professional development and assessment services,
    and ultimately improve student achievement.

  • Edutopia

    Classroom management is more than just student behavior; it encompasses a wide variety of strategies and tools to keep your classroom running smoothly. Here are some quick and practical tips for beginning teachers and student teachers to keep in mind as you prepare for the coming school year.

  • I Love That Teaching Idea!

    Ideas for K-6 substitute teachers.

Scholarships and Grants Information

Are you looking for money to help pay for your education? Here are some reliable sources to help you find it!

  • NEA Jack Kinnaman Scholarship

    The NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Jack Kinnaman, Vice President and former Advisory Council member of NEA-Retired. In addition, Jack represented NEA-Retired on the Fund for Children and Public Education and in numerous local, state, and national Association positions, both Active and Retired.

    *For Student Program members only
  • CEA Phil DiGiovanni Future Teacher Scholarship Fund

    The Phil DiGiovanni Future Teacher Scholarship of the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF) shall serve the following purposes:

    • To memorialize the contributions and service of Phil DiGiovanni to the CEA and the teaching profession.
    • To assist and encourage highly-qualified students to enter the teaching profession.
    • To offer a benefit to CEA members and CEA staff members and to ensure that these students who have clearly indicated their intention of entering the teaching profession receive the support of CEF, active and retired CEA members and the CEA student program when and where appropriate.
    • To offer continued professional support upon entry into the profession.
    *For undergraduates who are children of CEA staff or members
  • Federal Government Pell Grants

    Pell grants are given to financially weak undergraduate students in US. This grant is available to students of bachelor's degree or some skill based training program.

  • NEA Foundation Grants and Awards

    The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and others who support public education initiatives.

  • Federal Student Aid

    Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.

  • Government Grants

    You can get as much as $50,000 in free College Grants from the US Government.

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