Central OEA/NEA will be hosting an ESSA Conference
August 13, 2016
9am to 2pm
225 E. Broad Street
The conference is designed to unpack ESSA and build a strong foundation of knowledge about the policies and timelines of the law. Learn how ESSA creates many more opportunities for teacher leaders to shape policies and the regulations that impact teaching and learning. Understand the political/electoral opportunities within ESSA. Develop a public narrative around empowered union leaders that collaborate with stakeholders to co-create solutions designed to shape the future of education, and improve student learning, enhance professional practice and the quality of professionals.
Topics to include:
• What are the key issues for union action in ESSA
• Resource Review
• Why does ESSA matter to all our members (including ESPs)
• What are the national, state, OEA timelines for ESSA implementation
• How does ESSA impact IDEA
• What are the opportunities that ESSA provide
• How do we engage members and encourage leadership
Registration on our website is required.
The conference is free to all Central OEA and NCOEA members. It will be held July 26 - July 27, 2016 at the Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark.
Is your local planning for bargaining? Working on your Constitution & ByLaws? Planning and organizing for the coming year or developing a plan for membership commitment and involvement? If so, you are invited to bring a team to this summer conference.
Your team will have 1 1/2 days to work together and meet with their LRC and/or other resource people. All participants will be introduced to the OEA Local Assessment Tool for Building Local Capacity. We want to empower locals and members to work smarter, not harder with a goal for locals to walk away with a definitive actionable leadership plan.
There will be resource people available to work with locals on their General Fund Analysis; member communication, lobbying, grants, FCPE drives and utilizing the OEA Assessment Tool. Once locals have registered for the conference we will contact the local to see which, if any of the resources the local would like to meet with.
The conference begins with registration on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 AM. A general session led by OEA staff on utilizing the new OEA Local Assessment Tool will be held at 11:00 AM. After lunch locals will be given all afternoon to work as a team. Tuesday evening will consist of dinner and hospitality. After breakfast on Wednesday teams will again have several hours to work together as a team. Sharing and lunch will end the conference on Wednesday.
If you are planning to attend the Central Summer Leadership conference, members needing hotel accusation MUST CALL AND RESERVE THEIR ROOM NO LATER THAN JUNE 24th. To make hotel reservations call 740-788-1306. Only 1 member per room needs to call. For reimbursement, Central members must submit a voucher and receipt. Reimbursement will be made for double occupancy. After June 24th the hotel will release our block of rooms, and we can no longer guarantee a room.
All members attending the conference must also register on Central’s website no later than July 10th. To register members should
1. Log in or create an account at www.centraloeanea.org
2. Scroll down the list of events and select "Building Dynamic Leadership Teams Summer Conference”
3. Select “I Am Attending” from the drop down menu. That’s it.
This years Treasurers workshop has been split in to two options.
A Treasurers workshop for new Treasurers.
This workshop session is intended for new local treasurers who have not participated in treasurers workshop training in the past, or for those wishing a refresher.
It will take place August 24th from 7:30-9pm at the Central OEA/NEA HQ on 947 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, Ohio. 43212.
A Treasurers workshop for experienced Treasurers
This workshop session is intended for experienced local treasurers who have participated in treasurers workshop training in the past.
It will take place August 26th from 5-7pm at the Central OEA/NEA HQ on 947 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, Ohio. 43212.
Registration on Central's website is required*. Local treasurers are free to register for the most appropriate session, or both.
Dinner will be provided at 7pm.
We encourage all of the people attending the Treasurers Workshops, to please bring their Treasurers Handbook (3-Ring Binder). OEA is not supplying new copies to everyone, they will only be bringing the updated and/or replaced sections.
It is customary that any previous treasurers books, and files are turned over to the new treasurer, upon the start of their term. You can download the most current issue from the OEA website.
If you do not, or did not get the handbook, please let OEA know.
1. Log in (or create and account first if you do not alreayd have one) to Central's website.
2. Scroll down the list of events and select either "Treasurers Workshop - For New Treasurers" or "Treasurers Workshop - For Experienced Treasurers" from the list of events.
3. Select "I Am Attending" from the drop down menu. That's it.
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Elected officials enact policies that affect our students, our schools and the daily lives of educators. Decisions regarding school funding, services, curriculum standards, licensure, class sizes and evaluations are all made by elected officials. As Ohio’s legislators consider policies that affect public education, it is critical that they hear from educators—the true experts on education issues. As teachers, faculty and education support professionals, OEA members have an obligation to get involved in these decisions and make their voices heard.
Being informed is half the battle.