New Teacher Conference request for presenters

Sent on Behalf of CEA President Sheila Cohen and the Membership Training and Conference Committee

LP’s: This email is being sent to all members

Thank you for what you do each and every day!

Greetings, CEA Members,

Are you a strong presenter? Would you like to help support our new teachers? Would you like the opportunity to expand and develop your teacher leadership skills and capacity? The CEA Membership Training and Conference Committee is looking to expand the sessions available to our members attending the New Teachers Conference. While anyone can attend, the New Teacher Conference is targeted at teachers in their first six years of experience.

We are looking for CEA members willing to present a one and one half hour session twice during the conference, which is March 24, 2018 at the Heritage Hotel and Conference Center in Southbury from 8:30 to 1:00. The CEA will provide presenters dinner and overnight accommodations at the Heritage on March 23. A continental breakfast and lunch during the conference is provided for all attendees. Sessions are presented in three conference strands: Pedagogy (instructional techniques and strategies, designing units, projects, lessons, and activities, etc.); Behavior and Classroom Management (setting up rules, routines, and procedures; rewards and consequences; finding the right amount of discipline for your classroom, etc.); and Managing Your Professional Life (professional relationships, paperwork,, licensure, legal issues, etc.).

If you are interested in making a proposal, please use this link:

Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 3. Successful applicants will be notified in early December. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Zawawi at

Author: Nancy Sasso Janis

Nancy Sasso Janis currently is a first grade teacher at Andrew Avenue Elementary School. She has been teaching first grade and kindergarten in the district for thirty years.