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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.

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


AGENDA*: Click here to download.

WORKSHOP GRID*: Coming soon!

DESCRIPTIONS*: Coming soon!

*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

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 & 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

Stronger Together – Your Essential 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).

From your local association to CTA to NEA, our union is stronger when we stand together. With 300,000 members statewide and 3 million members nationally, CTA and NEA provide an array of useful union-endorsed voluntary and automatic benefits available through your membership! As a newer member of CTA, it can be quite overwhelming learning all the different union aspects. Member Benefits is only one aspect, and we want to simplify for your during this pre-conference.

At this Pre-Conference you’ll get an overview 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.

  • Stronger Together – Your Essential 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 the 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. 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!


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

Group Rate: $109/night
Booking Deadline: November 28, 2022
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, 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.


  • Agenda
  • Workshop Grid – Coming soon!
  • Workshop Descriptions – Coming soon!

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 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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