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CTA’s New Educator Weekend (NEW) is a conference for new CTA members. This NEW conference 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.

Download this letter, Reasons to Attend NEW and share it with your Principal to prove the value of attending the New Educator Weekend.

Want to send a group of teachers to NEW? Download this letter and send it to your Principal or District Superintendent. Many districts are open to sending educators to meaningful and inspiring training conferences.

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


AGENDA*: 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 - 8:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk

4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner


7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM


8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

General Session with Keynote Presentation from Erin Jones

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


7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Coffee Service & Caucus Meetings

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

CTA Registration Desk

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Discussion Groups & 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

Strength in Unity – Your Guide to CTA/NEA Member Benefits
Friday, December 16, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Are you in your first years of teaching and seeking some additional support? Your Member Benefits team can assist you with learning more about your union starting with CTA and NEA Member Benefits.

At this Pre-Conference you’ll get the rundown of the most popular Member Benefits programs, including shopping and travel discounts, voluntary insurances, student debt relief assistance, retirement, financial services, Educators Employment Liability (EEL), Disaster Relief Fund, and more! CTA and NEA Member Benefits are designed exclusively for educators and when members learn about these programs, they’re excited to discover additional ways that membership can help them find solutions for many of their personal and financial needs.

During our day, we will cover the following:

  • Strength in Unity – Your Guide to CTA/NEA Member Benefits
  • Generation Debt: Student Loan Forgiveness
  • CTA Stronger Together:  Building Wealth for a Successful Retirement

We are providing release time for this pre-conference, which means CTA Member Benefits will reimburse your employer for your substitute on Friday, December 16, 2022, to assist with your availability to attend. Please review the requirements to receive release time for this day, if you are able to satisfy all requirements, 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!

Continental breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30 am and lunch will also be served.


Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Group Rate: $109/night
Booking Deadline: December 15, 2022 (or until hotel block sells out)
Parking: $16/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, 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 are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in conference-designated programming areas. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is not required to attend the event.

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

Code of Conduct for CTA Events


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

Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets

A link to purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets will be provided during conference registration.

These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.
The ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
Don’t delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link, and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum. We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition, these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.


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 2022-2023 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2022-2023 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or watching CTA Virtual Pass sessions, 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 six 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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