Save the date!

For the Working People's Day of Action


ON FEBRUARY 24, join us at the Statehouse in Columbus for a Working People’s Day of Action to protect our right to organize and support strong unions. Similar rallies are being held in cities across the country to underscore how strong unions benefit all of us and to push back against a system that’s rigged against working people.

RSVP at www.ohea.org/actions/day-of-action

Central ESP Representative
(Three-year term beginning September 1st 2018, and ending August 31st, 2021)

OEA board of Directors Unit 1
(Three-year term ending July 14th, 2021)

OEA board of Directors Unit 5
(Three-year term ending July 14th, 2021)

Central Area 4 Representative
(Three-year term beginning September 1st 2018, and ending August 31st, 2021)

Central Area 5 #1 Representative
(Three-year term beginning September 1st 2018, and ending August 31st, 2021)

Central Area 5 #2 Representative
(Three-year term beginning September 1st 2018, and ending August 31st, 2021)

For OEA Board of Directors positions, candidates must submit this form to Carol Price no later than February 4th, 2018.
For Central positions, candidates must mail this form to Central no later than February 20th, 2018.

March 3, 2018 Columbus Airport Marriott 1375 N Cassady Ave

Five tracks to choose from! You need only register for one track to attend the conference and movement between tracks is permitted

A - Student Mental Health

B - New(ish) Educators

C - Education Advocacy

D - Building Local Association Capacity

E - ESP

Agenda:
9:00 am Registration
9:45 am Breakout Session
11:00 am Breakout Session
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Breakout Session
2:15 pm Breakout Session
3:30 pm Closing & Eval

Earn free contact hours towards your license renewal!

Registration Required by February 27th, 2018.

Track A Student Mental Health
9:45 AM Tyler's Light - Speak Up Save A Life
Wayne Campbell - Tyler's Light Founder
Tyler's Light offers an engaging and interactive exploration of the current drug addiction epidemic in our local communities. We challenge existing paradigms of what addiction is and who addicts are while providing a narrative on how the epidemic came to be.

11:00 AM Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: Understanding the Role of School Personnel in Suicide Prevention
Brianna Milk & Cearra Lutz - Syntero Clinicians
This presentation will focus on information to help provide increased awareness surrounding adolescent mental health and suicide, reduce stigma, and enhance skills to assist students in safely navigating connection with necessary support systems.

1:00 PM ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences
Toni Ashton & Patricia Waits - ADAMH
A brief presentation on a trauma informed approach for educators including a shared understanding and language about trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences-ACEs and a shift in thinking.

2:15 PM Anxiety in Students
Holly Fissel & Lauren Hickson - Hilliard City Schools
This session will discuss causes, signs, and symptoms of anxiety and how it relates to students and their education, as well as give practical tips on what educators can do to help these students experience success both inside and outside the classroom.

Track B New(ish) Educators
9:45 AM Degrees, Not Debt
Eric Urban - OEA staff
Student loans got you down? If you are in the first 10 years of your teaching career, the NEA Degrees Not Debt program will help you understand the myriad of options in managing your student loan debt.

11:00 AM Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Carol Fails - SCOPE
This session will address how educators can use practical strategies to alleviate workplace and other stressors to develop a well-balanced lifestyle.

1:00 PM Membership Resources & Tips
Guy Kendall-Freas - NEA Member Benefits
What are some of the benefits of membership? Learn about great resources available to you, such as the new Eastern Gateway Program that is a college benefit for your family members. Join us and find out what's available to you.

2:15 PM Code of Professional Conduct
Susan Kozlowski ESQ - Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn
Learn about Ohio's Licensure Code of Professional Responsibility and Its Impact on Teacher discipline and Licensure.

Track C Education Advocacy
9:45 AM Campaign 2018
Dan Ramos - OEA Staff
Do elections really matter? What is coming our way with the elections of 2018, what is OEA's plan and how should we prepare?

11:00 AM Importance of FCPE
Soozie Hetterscheidt - Olentangy Local Schools
What is FCPE and why is it important? Learn how to conduct a drive, talking to members about FCPE, what the money can be used for, what can't the money be used for and how to get some of that money back to use in your local.

1:00 PM Advocating for Public Education & Students, How & Why
Brittany Alexander - Hilliard City Schools
When Public Ed. is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back! It is time that we, as experts, share our insights with those who decide on issues impacting our work environments. This session will equip you with the tools needed to be an advocate for our young people and our professions.

2:15 PM Funds for Your Local
Sue Chaney & Tim Skamfer - Central OEA/NEA staff
This session will provide not only an overview of Central's grants and incentives, but also some great ideas to assist your local in communication, growth and development, participation, and time to work on a grant while you are here (bring your laptop)!

Track D Building Local Association Capacity
9:45 AM Preparing for Volunteer Membership
Kevin Griffin - Dublin City Schools
Connecting with your staff and meeting the needs of your local for a better building and a better education for your students.

11:00 AM Building Reps & Building Capacity
Bret Benack - OEA staff
This session will touch on the tools and strategies needed for a building representative to enhance the union's relevance to its members.

1:00 PM Code of Professional Conduct
Susan Kozlowski ESQ - Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn
Learn about Ohio's Licensure Code of Professional Responsibility and Its Impact on Teacher discipline and Licensure.

2:15 PM Local Treasurer Check Up
Tim Myers - OEA Secretary Treasurer
It's mid-year, what should the Local Treasurer be aware of, plus how will the work of the Treasurer change in a voluntary membership local?

Track E ESP
9:45 AM Election Procedures & Protocol
Carol Price - OEA Staff
Ten Steps to Conduct an Election and timelines for delegate elections to the OEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.

11:00 AM Internet Safety
Mark Linder - OEA Staff
This session will cover Social networking, Cyberspace, the Internet and Employee use of the computer. Important information for all.

1:00 PM Preparing for Volunteer Membership
Kevin Griffin - Dublin City Schools
Connecting with your staff and meeting the needs of your local for a better building and a better education for your students.

2:15 PM Membership Resources & Tips
Guy Kendall-Freas - NEA Member Benefits
What are some of the benefits of membership? Learn about great resources available to you, such as the new Eastern Gateway Program that is a college benefit for your family members. Join us and find out what's available to you.

Central looks to recognize members that go above and beyond for the Association each year at the RA in April.

 

We need your help in nominating members. Below is a list of Central Awards.

 

Outstanding Local Grassroots Activist

 

To recognize outstanding service to a local by a member who is not a local officer. In order to receive consideration for the award, an individual must be nominated by their local leadership.

 

The Outstanding Education Advocate

 

The Outstanding Education Advocate Award recognizes the contributions of individuals and groups who have demonstrated exemplary advocacy for public education.

 

Contact the Awards Committee to make recommendations, or download one of the nomination forms here.

 

OEA Awards Each year OEA recognizes outstanding members and locals at their awards dinner in the spring. The applications for those awards are available on the OEA website and the nominations period opens in late November and closes the Friday of Martin Luther King Jr. week.

 

For more information about OEA Awards visit https://www.ohea.org/resources/scholarships-and-awards/

 

Awards Committee Members:

 

Amy Grittani (South-Western EA), Chair and Executive Board Liaison
Paige Harding (Gahanna EA)
Gina Pullin (Hilliard EA)
Jen Longwell (Dublin EA)
Joan Miller (Gahanna EA)
Patricia Naeem (Groveport Madison EA)
Erin Salzer (Pickerington EA)
David Schottner (Bexley EA)
Russell Hughlock – Staff Liaison

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