CEA’s Ethnically Diverse Educators Commission is hosting three events around the state this March and April. Come learn about teachers’ rights, effective teacher advocacy, and how educators can support one another on their leadership journeys.
Teaching & Free Speech Rights Regional Workshop
Postponed to Monday, March 20 due to weather
Tuesday, March 14
5 – 7 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Norwich
Calling all New London, Windham, and Tolland County members! CEA’s legal experts will help you understand your rights in and out of the classroom and will answer your questions about teachers and free speech. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other educators in the region, and appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
1 2 3 … Eyes on Me Regional Workshop
Tuesday, March 28
5 – 7 p.m.
Buttonball Lane School, Glastonbury
Hartford County educators are invited to a hands-on workshop about effective teacher advocacy. Learn how to tell your own unique and personal stories to advocate for yourself, your students, and your profession. Pizza and salad will be provided.
Diversity in Education Retreat – Elevating Our Voices
Saturday, April 29
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill
This retreat invites members of color to network and support each other on a path to leadership at the local, state, and national levels. Participants will hear from a panel of leaders of color from around the state on their leadership journeys, participate in a “Visioning for Leadership” collaborative exercise, and network with members of color through a World Cafe.
NEA Professional Practices and Policy Teaching Fellow brings diversity strategies to CEA.
Meet Faith Sweeney! A Westport K-5 literacy coach, Faith is spending this school year as an NEA Teaching Fellow working with CEA to create a better sense of belonging for racially and ethnically diverse members and support members working with diverse student populations.
Faith’s goal during her fellowship is to increase membership participation at the local, state, and national levels. Her work involves developing workshops and practices that engage and elevate the voices of CEA members, especially members of color.
Attend one of Faith’s workshops this spring to learn more.