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CEA New Teacher Conference Postponed

The New Teacher conference has been postponed until the fall. The rescheduled date will be posted soon.



Welcome to a New School Year!

Whether it's your first time in the classroom or your sixth year, we are here with all the resources early-career professionals need. We've got classroom management and professional development ideas. We've got more ways to stretch your hard-earned dollars. And we've got your back.


  • New Teacher Guide

    The Connecticut Education Association welcomes you to the teaching profession! As a member, you join teachers in making up CEA, the largest teachers union in the state. We hope this handbook helps you get your career off to a great start.

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  • Retirement

    A Retirement Primer For Early Career Teachers

    Through this publication and workshops that we offer, CEA hopes to make you more knowledgeable about the pension benefits to which you will be entitled, as well as the steps that you should take early in your career to maximize future opportunities.

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  • School Me - NEA Today

    The School Me blog series is a collection of blogs written by NEA members and experienced educators with advice and tips on how to thrive in your first few years as an educator.

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  • Empowering New Teachers

    "It's empowering to be a part of the union," says early career educator Sarah Bajger. Like many new teachers, she seeks practical advice from experienced educators


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  • CEA Supports New Teachers

    More than 200 teachers attended CEA's 17th annual New Teacher Conference, which included breakout sessions on everything from classroom management to project-based curriculum.


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New Teacher Resources

Free Resources for Teaching About St. Patrick's Day

Curriculum Resources for All Grade Levels Explore Irish Culture & History


Resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials. They will help your students learn about and explore Irish culture, history and traditions, including Irish folktales literature, recipes, Celtic art and mythology, the Great Potato Famine, and more.

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