Educator Resources from the Connecticut Science Center

Teachers have rapidly had to learn a variety of new online platforms, tools, and strategies—and CEA’s member benefits partner, the Connecticut Science Center, is supporting your professional learning needs through a variety of online and social media platforms. Educators’ Hub on Facebook The Science Center has started a new Facebook group specifically with teachers in…

Keep Your Video Conference Secure With These Tips to Prevent ‘Zoom-Bombing’

Video conferencing can be a great tool to connect with students during these unprecedented times, but you need to make sure you are taking steps to keep you and your students safe. A number of schools around the country have reported incidents of “Zoom-bombing,” where uninvited individuals have joined a class video conference and yelled…

The Etiquette of Video Conferencing: Teacher Shares How to Set Clear Expectations for Secondary Students

As learning has moved online in many districts, especially among secondary students, there has been a learning curve for both students and teachers. Video conferencing tools can enhance student-teacher interactions, but only if proper steps are taken to manage security issues and make sure students know how to use the platform appropriately. Stratford teacher Kristen…

Veterans Day Activities

On November 11, we honor the wartime service and sacrifice of men and women in the armed forces. Originally proclaimed Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to include American veterans of all wars. The following lessons, activities, games, and resources will help…