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.
Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission
Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser
MAY 6-7 CEA Representative Assembly
CEA/Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission will conduct a Silent Auction at the CEA Representative Assembly, May 6-7.
Local Associations and individuals are encouraged to donate $100 and/or items and services to be auctioned. Let's work together to support aspiring teachers.
Send checks to:
Connecticut Education Foundation Scholarship Fund
21 Oak St., Hartford, CT 06106.
Checks payable to CEF and note it is for the scholarship fund.
Planning for the Future: Pension Issues for Early Career Teachers
MAY 10 Tyl Middle School, Oakdale, 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
CEA Human & Civil Rights Commission presents:
Supporting Muslim Students and Families: What Every Teacher Needs to Know
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sheraton Hartford South
100 Capital Blvd
In this timely workshop, participants will hear presentations from experts, work with case studies and interact with panelists to
- Understand the basics of Islam
- Learn about the impact on Muslim children of the current societal climate
- Discuss how to foster connections and trust between students, families, and schools
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.