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.
Attend a CEA County Forum in Your Area
You probably heard about the CCJEF court decision. Education advocates sought increased funding and resources for our schools - especially our schools in need. The judge ruled against that request, but is seeking broad overreaching mandates on everything from determining how teachers are evaluated, compensated, and fired to requiring new graduation requirements for elementary and high school students to denying education to severely disabled children and redistributing existing education funds.
- Hear the latest on the CCJEF case, the appeal, and how it could impact you and your classroom.
- Get the facts on the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which allows states to eliminate certain mandates regarding testing and teacher evaluation.
- Express your opinion—your feedback will be important in shaping Connecticut's ESSA plan.
- Talk to local legislators and let your voice be heard.
Registration Begins at 4:30 PM and the Forums at 5:00 PM
|Fairfield||OCT 24||Testo's Restaurant
1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport
|New London||OCT 25||Filomena's
262 Boston Post Road, Waterford
|Middlesex||OCT 26||Baci Grill
134 Berlin Road, Route 372, Cromwell
Resolutions Committee Open House Hearing
OCT 27 6:00 PM CEA Hartford Headquarters
The Resolutions Committee reviews existing CEA resolutions (statements of organizational belief pertaining to the profession), proposes new resolutions to the CEA Representative Assembly, and provides input to the NEA about NEA resolutions.
Registration is free and open to all members.
Paraeducator Development and Leadership Symposium
NOV 16 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Legislative Office Building, Hartford
CREC consultants with expertise in evidence-based practices for supporting the learning environment will provide professional development and learning opportunities to paraeducators serving students with intellectual disabilities in order to increase student opportunities and participation in general education settings in the least restrictive environment.
The cost for this event is $35 (lunch included).
Hidden in Plain Sight: Children of Incarcerated Parents
A teacher-to-teacher book discussion of Ruby on the Outside with acclaimed author Nora Raleigh Baskin
NOV 29 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CEA Headquarters, Hartford
You are invited to meet acclaimed author Nora Raleigh Baskin at a very special event highlighting the growing issue of children with an incarcerated parent. Ruby on the Outside was chosen as a 2016 IRA Notable Book for a Global Society.
Light dinner will be served. Open and free of charge to CEA members.
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!
Summer Leadership Conference
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.
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.