CEA holds a variety of meetings, conferences and workshops for the benefit of its members. We have annual conferences and also hold workshops in your school district if you request it. We also list conferences of interest for educators. Let us know if you would like us to post your conference here.
CEA Sponsors Hartford Earth Festival and Climate March
Join us as we march in solidarity with a coalition of both environmental and human rights organizations from across the state united under Climate Justice.
Planning for the Future: Pension Issues for Early Career Teachers
JUNE 8, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
You may be years away from retirement but it's never too early to start planning! This workshop will provide you with an overview of the Connecticut Teachers' Retirement System with a particular emphasis on issues of interest to teachers in the early phase of their career.
JUNE 23, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Please join us for this opportunity to gain valuable information in your role as a local president. You will receive useful advice on many topics including:
- Effective Local Criteria
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Tips for Running a Meeting
- Planning Your First Year
The Edward Kennedy Institute for the US Senate
Summer 2015 Training Program for Teachers
AUGUST 12, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UMASS Boston campus
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities. The Institute has designed a one-day training program for middle and high school teachers to participate in the Senate Immersion Module, a full-scale representation of the US Senate Chamber, participants will take on the roles of Senators debating and voting on legislation related to Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss engaging students in the legislative process by using the SIM experience and tailoring their materials based on an existing curriculum.
Video of SIM program in use with students: https://www.emkinstitute.org/resources/sim-video.
Conferences and Workshops
The CEA RA, held each May, is CEA's highest policy-making body. During two days of business, approximately 500 delegates take action to decide Association policies, including adopting amendments to the CEA RA Standing Rules, the CEA Constitution and Bylaws, approving revisions to the CEA Resolutions, and voting on new business items.
The RA is convened every July during the Annual Meeting. The first two days are devoted to discussions, conferences, and exhibits-but the highlight is the Representative Assembly itself. During this important event, delegates debate issues that impact American public education, elect top officers, and set policy for the 3.2 million-member Association.
New Teacher Conference
Our annual New Teacher Conference offers workshops for new teachers, provides networking opportunities with your colleagues and more!
Held for two and a half days in August every year. A variety of tracks, electives as well as leadership training are offered to help you and your local become more effective. Contact Mary Behrens for more information.
Contact your Local Association president to register. View our brochure for more information.
Understand and Plan Your Retirement! Workshops are held around the state in the Fall and in early Spring . Any CEA member who wishes to begin planning for Retirement is encouraged to attend. It is never too early to educate yourself! Contact Robyn Kaplan-Cho for more information.
Held around the state in August and September every year. These workshops deal with membership processing procedures, special services, and treasurers' responsibilities.