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Resources are listed below for new teachers as well as experienced professionals.

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.

eNet Colorado
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.

Online Resources
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.

Professional Development
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

Getting Started

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