CEA Connection




News & Updates:

CEA Advocating for Schools in New TV Ad

CEA has created a new public awareness TV ad featuring CEA members and Connecticut students. The focus is to highlight the need for the state to invest in all public schools, to not divide schools into clear winners and losers but to unite all students, parents and teachers. You can view the ad by visiting here.

Professional Development Workshops:


CEA is inviting all members to attend one of three available workshops on March 18th at the Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill from 10:00-12:30pm. Available workshops include: Common Core and Our Youngest Learners, Teacher Rights and Student Behaviors and Association President & Treasurer Workshops. Workshops are free for all members. To view the flyer or for registration information click here.

CEA's New Teacher Conference:


This year's New Teacher Conference (available to teacher's with 6 years experience or less) will be held at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton on April 1st. The annual event offers workshops and provides various networking opportunities. The keynote speaker this year will be the Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes! The cost of the conference is $20 and lunch will be provided - NHEA will reimburse ALL costs for any member interested in attending. To register or for more information click here.

Educator's Weekend at Mystic Seaport:


The annual event will be held this year on April 22nd-23rd. All teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, afterschool professionals and their families (up to 4 people total with teacher ID) will receive free admission to Mystic Seaport! You can explore the museum and explore educational opportunities available. Registration forms and information can be found here.

CEA's Representative Assembly:

This year's CEA RA will be held Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. NHEA has elected the following to represent our local at this very important, state-wide event whom will attend with President, Tom Marak: Christian Gott, Krista Kaplan, Donna Doyle, Joan Verrillo and Sue Wilson. Christina Madonna and Karyn Gallagher will serve as alternates.


Common Core State Standards - Resources for Connecticut Teachers:

CEA has created a branch of their website dedicated as a resource center for the Common Core State Standards. The site, designed by teachers, provides teachers with help to understand the newly adopted standards and provides resources to help your students excel. Visit the Common Core Resource page to get started!


Teacher Evaluation Resources:

CEA has compiled a list of resources available for teachers as the new System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED) is implemented throughout the state. SEED is the State Department of Education model teacher evaluation plan. In June 2012, the State Board of Education adopted new guidelines for teacher evaluation to reflect statutory changes passed by the legislature in the 2012 session. The State Board guidelines, the SEED document, and other related documents, including a FAQ about the new evaluation system can all be found here, through CEA's Teacher Evaluation Resources.



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