The New Educator Weekend (South) will take place in San Diego on December 14-16 and is tailored for members in their first three years of teaching. New Educator Weekend (NEW) has everything that new educators need in the first years of teaching with sessions and electives concentrating on:

  • Classroom Management – Creating a productive and inspiring learning environment
  • Dealing with difficult behavior
  • Navigating IEP’s and Special Education Areas
  • What I wish I knew my first years of teaching
  • Working with colleagues, administration and parents
  • Teaching is a Career
  • Resources and Programs available to new members

The NEW Conference starts Friday evening, but come on Friday morning for a full day preconference that will help you get started in your teaching career with a focus on professional development resources, important contract provisions such as sick leave and family leave provisions, strategies for student debt, financial planning and more. The Friday pre-conference is free and CTA will pay for your release time to attend.

The cost for the NEW conference is only $49 for CTA members and includes most meals, reception, activities and all materials. Many districts will pay the registration fee for educational events. Download this letter to your Principal/Superintendent to justify your registration fee and expenses.

If you can’t make it to the NEW in San Diego, there will also be a NEW conference in Northern California, in March 2019. Visit to learn more.

Up to two units of University Credit are available with your attendance. 

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