Professional Learning Institute
CEA believes effective teachers have a deep understanding of the subjects they teach, use appropriate instructional methods, and apply various classroom assessment strategies and participate in professional learning that improves their professional practice.
CEA offers online courses and facilitated courses that increases our members knowledge and skills for their practice.
CEA members have a responsibility to intervene in incidents of bullying and play an important role in strengthening bullying prevention efforts in their schools. Know how to respond by reviewing the policy and guidelines.
Early Childhood Literacy
Many early learning researchers cite the crucial importance of a child’s oral language development in relation to future academic success in reading and other subjects, and many early childhood education experts advocate for preschool and pre-k programs that better prepare children for kindergarten.
CEA’s partnership with eNet Colorado offers Colorado teachers the latest technological resources to raise the bar in professional development and student achievment.
External Learning Opportunities
See this schedule of upcoming classes and community activities for educators. Check frequently as the offers are available for a limited time only.
Check out our working list of top websites that offer invaluable assistance to educators in the information age. Feel free to offer us your suggestions to add to the list.
Take advantage of these opportunities offered by NEA, CEA and local organizations to develop your skills in the ever-changing world of education.
Standards for Professional Development
Review Learning Forward’s list of seven professional development standards and download its summary and reference guide.
Tips for New Teachers
Step Off on the Right Foot – ways to beat the first-day jitters and start every year off right
Stuff You Need – things to bring to school from home and elsewhere “just in case”
Find a Balance – pointers for helping students learn to manage their own behavior in school
Help Families Help Children Succeed – tips for partnering with parents
Parent-Teacher Conferences – ideas for connecting with parents in a conference setting
In the Classroom
Sense and Sensitivity – suggestions for avoiding gender bias
Teacher-Student Relationships – how to protect yourself and your job
Appreciating Your Students – many ways to say it
Handling the Challenges
Managing Time and Stress – teach and still have a life
Expect the Unexpected – adapt and be flexible
Salaries and Retirement – how it works in Colorado
Your Performance Evaluation – steps to take to prepare
Colorado Child Abuse Laws – your personal responsibility as an educator
SOS – helping a substitute teacher survive in your classroom