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The New Teacher Conference has been scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at the Heritage Hotel and Conference Center in Southbury.



Welcome to a New School Year!

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  • New Teacher Guide

    The Connecticut Education Association welcomes you to the teaching profession! As a member, you join 43,000 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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  • 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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Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Ideas for Teachers

Lesson plans and resources for every classroom

On November 11, we honor the wartime service and sacrifice of men and women in the armed forces. Originally proclaimed Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to include American veterans of all wars.

The following lessons, activities, games, and resources will help your students celebrate service men and women past and present.

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Later this month, celebrate the Thanksgiving season with interdisciplinary activities, games, trivia, books, and movies appropriate for grades pre-K through 12.

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