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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.

February Events

  • Every Student Suceeds Act (ESSA) Regional Meetings

    Plan to attend a CEA Regional Meeting in March to find out how the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could influence the work you do as a teacher. ESSA allows options regarding teacher evaluation and high-stakes, standardized test scores, but Connecticut policymakers must agree to modifications. Weigh in on the changes you would like to see Connecticut implement regarding teacher evaluations and standardized test scores.

    MARCH 7 Litchfield County
    Crystal Peak, Winsted
    MARCH 8 Fairfield County
    Doubletree Hotel, Norwalk
    MARCH 9 Windham/Tolland Counties
    Georgina's, Bolton
    MARCH 14 New London/Middlesex Counties
    Water's Edge, Westbrook
    MARCH 15 Hartford County
    Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill
    MARCH 16 New Haven County
    Cascades, Hamden

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  • CEA Retirement Workshops

    Understand and Plan Your Retirement! Any active CEA member who wishes to begin planning for Retirement is encouraged to attend. It is never too early to educate yourself.
    FEBRUARY 29 Cromwell Middle School, Cromwell
    MARCH 9 Enrico Fermi High School, Enfield
    MARCH 24 Joel Barlow High School, Redding

    Who should attend?

    Any CEA member who wishes to begin planning for retirement is encouraged to attend. It is never too early to educate yourself!

    What issues will be covered?

    This comprehensive workshop will cover all issues related to the State Teachers' Retirement System such as retirement eligibility, purchasing additional service, how Social Security may be affected, retiree health insurance, and choosing a retirement plan.

    Will the workshop provide a question and answer session?

    Yes, although many of your questions likely will be answered during the presentation, there will time for group and individual questions.

    Is there a fee to attend?

    No, this workshop is offered free of charge to any CEA members and is funded by CEA dues dollars.

    Presenter: Robyn Kaplan-Cho, CEA Retirement Specialist


March Events

  • 2016 New Teacher Conference

    MARCH 19 Mohegan Sun Convention Center

    Our annual New Teacher Conference offers workshops for new teachers, provides networking opportunities with your colleagues and more!

    The cost of the conference is $20 and includes lunch, payable by credit card (non-refundable after March 14, 2016). Your local association may reimburse your cost. Attendance certificates will be available at the conference.

    Register View Brochure

April and May Events

  • Planning for the Future: Pension Issues for Early Career Teachers

    APRIL 6 Mabelle B. Avery Middle School, Somers
    MAY 10 Tyl Middle School, Montville
    MAY 16 Shelton High School, Shelton

    Registration begins at 4:00PM. Workshop runs from 4:15PM - 5:45PM
    Light refreshments will be served.

    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 (i.e., less than ten years of service although all CEA members are welcome!).

    Come and gather the information you need to answer the following questions (and more!):

    • How does the retirement system work?
    • Can I get retirement credit for other work that I've done?
    • What happens if I decide to work part-time or take a leave of absence?
    • What are my options if I decide to leave teaching?
    • How long do I have to work to collect a pension?
    • I have heard that my social security benefits may be affected. Is that true?

    Presenter: Robyn Kaplan-Cho, CEA Retirement Specialist


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