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CTA’s New Educator Weekend (NEW) is a conference for new CTA members. This NEW conference will be hosted in-person and is for educators in their first three years in the profession. The conference has everything that educators need to be successful in their first years of teaching, 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.

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.

WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.


4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner


7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM


8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

General Session with Keynote Presentation from Dr. Victor Rios

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Elective Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Elective Sessions

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Elective Sessions

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Elective Sessions

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

General Session

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


6:30 PM

Dinner/Evening on Own


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee Service & Caucus Meetings

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Discussion Groups and Elective Sessions

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch & Closing General Session with CTA President E. Toby Boyd

12:00 PM

Conference Concludes

Member Benefits Pre-Conference

CTA Member Benefits – All That Jazz!
Friday, February 25, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:45 PM

Come early on Friday for a special pre-conference at New Educator Weekend (North).

As an educator, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed, and learning about the value of Member Benefits may be farther down on your to-do list. We want to help! We have orchestrated a Member Benefits pre-conference composed to provide you with an opportunity to discover the many CTA and NEA Member Benefits programs designed with your best interests in mind. Learning about Student Loan Forgiveness opportunities, special savings on travel, discounts on school supplies, and how to prepare for retirement will be music to your ears.

Tune into this special event that will not B-flat!

  • CTA Member Benefits – All That Jazz! An Overview for All Member
  • Generation Debt: Student Loan Forgiveness
  • CTA Educators’ Guide to Financial Wellness and Retirement

We are providing release time for the pre-conference, which means CTA Member Benefits will reimburse your employer for your substitute on Friday, February 25, 2022, to assist with your availability to attend. Be sure to request release time and provide the necessary information when registering.

The Friday Pre-Conference is FREE to attend, and space is limited so don’t wait. Register today!

Click here for more information about the CTA Member Benefits Pre-Conference.


Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Group Rate: $139/night + tax
Booking Deadline: February 21, 2022 (or until hotel block sells out)
Parking: $5/day Self Parking

The link to book your reservation will be provided during conference registration.

Find out more about the hotel and things to do in the area.


  • CTA Members – $49
  • SCTA Members – $10
  • Invited Exhibitor – $560 / booth

Health & Safety Policies

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a written negative COVID-19 test taken within 1 day for an antigen test or 2 days for a PCR test upon check-in at the CTA Registration Desk.

Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC, an image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone, or your digital COVID -19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.


Session documents will be available in the attendee hub app 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. 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. By attending this conference in person, members will earn 15 hours of professional growth.

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


Planner Name: Michaela Tee

Phone: 650-552-5355

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