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CTA’s New Educator Weekend (NEW) is a conference for new CTA members. This NEW conference will be hosted virtually and will have a special focus for educators in their first few years of teaching but offers professional development and instruction that is useful for all educators. The conference has everything that educators need to be successful, including sessions about classroom management, creating engaging classrooms, lesson plans and ideas, connecting with your union, student loan forgiveness information, member benefits, project grants and more.

We will be covering topics that fall into four focused areas:

  • Classroom Management/Student Engagement
  • Subject & Grade Level Content Pedagogy
  • Professional Engagement/Development
  • Unionism/Understanding and Navigating the Union World

Your experience at the New Educator Weekend is equal parts educational and transformational. You’ll learn new skills and find solutions to real-life challenges. You’ll leave the conference feeling inspired, motivated and with a knowledge of what you need to do to be even more successful on Monday morning in your classroom.

If you have any questions, please email the conference staff at


AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE*: Click here to download.

AGENDA & WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.


4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Conference Orientation & University Credit Information Session

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Opening General Session with CTA President E. Toby Boyd

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Elective Sessions


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Exhibit Booths

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Elective Sessions

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Virtual Game Night


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

General Session with Keynote Presentation from NEA President Becky Pringle

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Elective Sessions

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Exhibit Booths

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Elective Sessions

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Exhibit Booths

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

General Session with Keynote Presentation from Rebecca Mieliwocki, 2012 National Teacher of the Year

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discussion Groups

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Elective Sessions

Virtual Venue

Platform Name: Webex

Webex Tips

  • We highly recommend you download and install the Webex app in advance.
  • You’ll need a device with speakers or a headphone connection.
  • We recommend you use a computer rather than a mobile device to take full advantage of the Q&A and polling features.
  • Click here for more information on how to add your personal pronouns to your name in Webex.

Attendee Hub

The CTA New Educator Weekend will be hosted online using our Attendee Hub! Each of our CTA Statewide Conferences will have a unique attendee hub website where you can build your agenda, join all your sessions, meet with exhibitors and more! Please check back for more information and updates.


  • CTA Members – Complimentary
  • Invited Exhibitor Page – $250 / page
  • Invited Exhibitor Virtual Booth – $500 / virtual booth


Session documents will be available in the attendee hub within each session closer to the start of the conference.


Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members and will be based on the number of sessions you attend. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed shortly after the conference.

University Credit: The 2021-2022 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2021-2022 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or virtual conferences, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to three university credit units with CSU Chico, normally $75/credit. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings.

Click here for more information on how to claim the credit.


Planner Name: Michaela Tee


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