Nearly 200 teachers turned out for free CEA professional development workshops in Rocky Hill Saturday, making good use of the opportunity to learn, engage, and connect. Educators who teach preschool through grade 12 in districts around the state attended.
At a workshop on the growing problem of student assaults on teachers, participants learned about their rights, reporting protocol, and how their local Association and CEA can help. CEA’s Robyn Kaplan-Cho, who specializes in teacher assault laws, fielded questions about everything from restraint training to how to write an IEP that includes the necessary student and teacher supports.
Teachers who attended a workshop on Common Core and Our Youngest Learners heard from CEA’s Commission on Instructional and Professional Development about a year-long study the commission undertook to examine the impact of Common Core on young children. Participants discussed the study’s findings, implications of the report, and how to move forward in the best interest of students.
These workshops are among many CEA regularly offers to teachers around the state. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop in your area, contact your local Association president or CEA UniServ Representative.