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…

Wallingford Teacher’s STEM Enrichment Program Receives $100,000 Grant

When Pond Hill Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Christopher Stone founded the CT STEM Academy in Wallingford in 2012, he got a big assist from his state teachers union. The Connecticut Education Association provided a two-year, $10,000 grant to launch his after-school enrichment program, which, over the last five years, has opened the eyes of more…

Connecticut Teachers Talk Education with Members of the State’s Congressional Delegation while Attending a STEM Conference in Washington

Stratford physics teacher Kristen Record and Guilford physics teacher Ernie Smoker were part of a group of 20 STEM teachers from around the country participating in the STEM Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., last week, co-sponsored by MIT and George Washington University. The CEA members are part of the Network of Educators of Science and…

Wallingford Teachers Bring Families Together Through STEM

A new Wallingford initiative is “all about bringing families together through STEM,” according to Greg Colonese, one of the teacher organizers. The Wallingford STEM Enrichment Academy will offer evening and weekend activities for students and their families to build interest in STEM and increase family involvement in children’s education. The new program is the vision…