Central OEA/NEA will host COTA day sessions for members on Friday October 21st.
Listed below are the currently offered sessions.
Fall into an Informed Retirement (STRS)
10:00 - 12:30 Central OEA/NEA HQ
For members within 3-5 years to retirement to hear updated information about the retirement system. Begin the process of thinking through sometimes difficult decisions regarding insurance, payout choices, ways to make the most of your retirement years. Hear an update on pending legislation that may affect your current time in the classroom and your income throughout your retirement years.
Empowering Teachers: School Culture
9:30-11:00 Central OEA/NEA HQ
This is a class for all teachers who want to learn more about school culture. Dynamics of positive and toxic school cultures and their impact on the entire learning community will be explored. Analyzing and developing ways to create a school culture that allows for optimal student learning will be discussed.
ESSA and How it Impacts My Classroom
9:30-11:00 Central OEA/NEA HQ New State Report Card and What it Means to Me
9:30-11:00 Central OEA/NEA HQ SERS Retirement
8:15-11:30 Worthington Kilbourne HS Auditorium. 1499 Hard Road
To follow along with the presentation, attendees should request retirement information from SERS not later than October 7. Contact Cam Vaughn at SERS.
Sessions are free for all Central members, but registration is required.
To Register for one of these 5 sessions
* Login or create an account
* Scroll down and click on the session you wish to attend
* Select “I am Attending” from the drop down menu
* That’s it.
We can be tricky to find, directions to Central visit www.centraloeanea.org/directions
Central is hosting an ESP appreciartion Dinner.
When: Monday Nov 14th
5:00 Reception & Hors D’oeuvres
6:00 PM Dinner
Where:OSU Golf Club
This event will prepare locals for National ESP Day on Wednesday, November 16th, which honors and recognizes the contributions Education Support Professionals (ESPs) make to public education. It is a time to strengthen support and show respect for ESPs, who are equal and essential partners in public education.
The dinner is free for members. Registration is required.
1. Log in (or create an account)
2. Scroll down and clock on to the "ESP Appreciation Reception & Dinner" event.
3. Select "I Am Attending" from the drop down menu.
4. Wait a short moment for your avatar to appear. That's it
Help Central OEA/NEA spread the word that bullying is not cool! Encourage your peers to help prevent, detect and report bullying by designing a t-shirt promoting a positive anti-bullying message.
*Contest is open to all public schools in which Central OEA members service. *Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to participate.
*Grand Prize: $200 MasterCard/Visa gift card and a special surprise featuring your design, Runner Up: $100 MasterCard/Visa gift card, Third Place: $50 Master Card/Visa gift card, Honorable Mention (5): $10 Target gift card.
*One design per individual.
*All designs must be original. No clip art, stock photos, copyrighted or published material permitted.
*Designs must be done on a sheet of 8.5 by 11 inch WHITE paper.
*Marker, pen, or electronic/computer created artwork are the ONLY acceptable mediums for this contest. No crayon, paint, or colored pencils.
*Artwork may be done in color or black and white, but design must be transferable to black and white. *Designs are for the FRONT of the shirt only.
*Be Creative...Artwork and slogans are welcome!
*All designs become the property of Central OEA/NEA once submitted. VERY IMPORTANT...
On the back, bottom right of your design please PRINT the following: Name, Grade, School, School District and Home Phone Number along with the name of at least one parent.
Please send all entries to:
Central OEA/NEA T-shirt Contest C/O Michelle Vayansky
947 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43212-3824 All entries MUST be postmarked or delivered by October 10, 2016. No electronic entries will be judged.
You can download the flyer here.
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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.