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.
Third Round County Forum Meetings
APRIL 2 - APRIL 27
Join your colleagues for this round of County Forum meetings scheduled throughout the month of April.
164 Torrington Road, Winsted
299 Boston Turnpike, Bolton
134 Berlin Road, Route 372, Cromwell
480 Sherman Avenue, Hamden
1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport
Groton Inn & Suites
99 Gold Star Hwy, Groton
The Inn at Woodstock
94 Plane Hill Rd, Woodstock
165 Brainard Road, Hartford
Equity in Education: A Transformational Approach
APRIL 28, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Marco Polo Restaurant and Banquet Facility
1250 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT
Join us for a facilitated discussion about race, disparities, the Connecticut Achievement Gap and what schools and districts can do: discourse and action to eliminate systemic inequities.
Any teacher in the following districts are invited to attend:
Bloomfield, CREC, East Hartford, Manchester, West Hartford, Windsor.
EMAC Presents: Color of Justice/The Education Connection
APRIL 30, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Heritage Hotel
522 Heritage Rd., Southbury, CT
The Connecticut Juvenile Advisory Committee (JJAC) and the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance are partnering to organize forums around the state for better understanding of racial disparity.
We will view CPTV's Color of Justice documentary and examine the role race plays in Connecticut's juvenile justice system.
CEA Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission Initiative Forum
Vazzy's Brick Oven
513 Broadbridge Road
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
We want you to learn more about your organization. We want to connect and discuss issues that impact teachers and minority students. We want you to have a great time!
This workshop is open to the following Fairfield and New Haven County Local EMACs:
Bridgeport, Greenwich, Hamden, NEA Danbury, Stamford, Waterbury
MAY 12, 5:00 PM
210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
Join your teaching colleagues on the North Lawn of the State Capitol Building in Hartford on Tuesday, May 12.
Your activism is needed to tell lawmakers that SB 1095 must be amended to ensure less testing, more learning for your students. Connecticut lawmakers should eliminate the burdensome SBAC test and create an improved system of school accountability that is not unduly tied to one arbitrary test score.
CEA's Human & Civil Rights Commission Presents:
Translating Gender Identity and Expression
MAY 20, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sheraton Hartford South
Using interactive, small group exercises, experiential techniques and a respectful approach to differences of belief and background, this workshop will enable participants to:
- Differentiate between sex, gender identity, gender expression and orientation
- Explore strategies through which teachers, administrators and school support staff at all school levels can help ensure that the school climate is safe and affirming for students of all genders and orientations
- Develop appropriate responses to questions from other students, caregivers or community members
- Interrupt intolerance, meanness or bullying on the basis of actual or perceived gender identity, expression or sexual orientation
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.