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.
April - May
CEA Retirement Workshops
Our 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.
Third Round of County Forum Meetings
Meet with your colleagues and local union leaders to hear about issues impacting education and your profession, and learn how you can advocate for yourself, your students, and public education
Chowder Pot, 165 Brainard Rd, Hartford
Registration 4:30PM, Meeting 5:00PM, 6:00PM Dinner $30 for buffet, free for first time attendee
Contact: Mark Janick
Testo's Restaurant, 1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport
Registration 4:30PM, Meeting 5:00PM, Guest $30
Contact: Trisha Conduah
Birchwoods, 1027 Racebrook Rd, Woodbridge, CT
Registration 4:30PM w/hors d'oeuvres, 5:00PM Meeting, dinner available during forum $30/per person
Contact: George Flaherty, Jr.
EMAC Workshop: Color of Justice Revisited
1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport
Join fellow CEA members for an engaging discussion on how educators can help combat the school-to-prison pipeline. This workshop will include a viewing of the CPTV film Color of Justice Revisited.
- Michael Lawlor, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of New Haven, Former Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, OPM
- Meghan Korn, Cultural Responsiveness Specialist, Connecticut Judicial Department
- Michelangelo Palmieri, Juvenile Matters Supervisor II, Superior Court for Juvenile Matters, Middletown
Planning for the Future:
Pension Issues for Early Career Teachers
You may be years away from retirement, but it's never too early to start planning. This workshop provides 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 (less than 15 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?
April 25 Fitch High School Groton May 2 The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE), Cyber Cafe Stamford May 13 South Windsor High School South Windsor
CEA Human & Civil Rights Commission Presents: Working with Transgender Students
May 16 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sheraton Hartford South
100 Capital Blvd
Much of our society and the systems within it live as if the world exists in binary form. Male/female. Masculine/feminine. Man/woman. Either/or. The "both/and/neither/nor" identities inherent in transgender, gender creative and gender fluid students (or coworkers) can bring up questions and concerns. This workshop is designed to address them.
Teacher Leader Fellowship Institute
May 20: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alumni Hall, CCSU Student Center
How can teacher leaders enable creativity, collaboration, and innovation in their classrooms and beyond? Come to the third annual Teacher Leader Institute May 20 at Central Connecticut State University to find out.
2019 Summer Conference
Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Conference attendance is free. Many new sessions to choose from. Registration will open early May.
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!
A variety of workshops 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.