CTA’s New Educator Weekend (NEW) is a conference for new CTA members. Due to the global pandemic and restrictions on large scale gatherings, NEW will be virtual this year. This NEW conference is for educators in their first three years in the profession. The New Educator Weekend has everything that educators need to be successful in their first years of teaching with sessions and electives concentrating on:

  • Online Classroom Management – Creating a productive and inspiring learning environment
  • Best Practices for Distance Learning
  • Technology Tips and Tricks
  • Navigating IEP’s and Special Education Areas in the Virtual World
  • What I wish I knew my first years of teaching
  • Working with colleagues, administration and parents
  • Common Core, State Standards, Assessments and Pedagogy
  • Teaching is a Career
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Educators
  • Resources and Programs from CTA available to members

Click here to read session descriptions from previous New Educator Weekends.

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.



University Credit is available online from California State University Chico Department of Education.  One unit of University Credit is available to those attending the conference. The cost is $75 per unit for CTA members, payable only online.  You can register online at http://rce.csuchico.edu/teachers/cta.


Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost to CTA members.



(subject to change)

Thursday, February 18, 2020

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Conference Orientation
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual Exhibits
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Keynote Speaker
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Breakout Sessions

Friday, February 19 2020

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Keynote Speaker
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm Breakout Sessions
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Virtual Game Night

Saturday, February 20, 2020

9:00 am – 9:45 am Keynote Speaker
10:00 am – 11:15 am Breakout Sessions
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Virtual Exhibits
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Breakout Sessions
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Virtual Exhibits
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Caucuses

Sunday, February 21, 2020

9:00 am – 9:45 am Keynote Speaker
10:00 am – 11:15 am Breakout Sessions