OEA board of Directors Unit 3
(Three-year term ending July 14th, 2022)

OEA board of Directors Unit 4
(Unexpired term ending July 14th, 2020)

OEA board of Directors Unit 6
(Three-year term ending July 14th, 2022)

OEA board of Directors Unit 8
(Unexpired term ending July 14th, 2021)

Central Area 1 Representative
(Three-year term ending August 31st, 2022)

Central Area 2 Representative
(Three-year term ending August 31st, 2022)

Central Area 3 Representative
(Three-year term ending August 31st, 2022)

Central Area 5 Representative
(Three-year term ending August 31st, 2022)

For OEA Board of Directors positions, candidates must submit this form to William Baird no later than February 10th, 2019.
For Central positions, candidates must mail this form to Central no later than February 26th, 2019.

Square Pegs, Round Holes Diverse Learners

February 9, 2019 at the Central office

Educators will leave the conference with strategies to use in their classrooms. This conference is free for all Central members, and you will earn CEU's. Registration is required.
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Session #1 - 9:15 - 10:15
Session Topic: Trauma/Stress/Anxiety in Our Student’s Lives

This session will cover the impact that traumatic life circumstances and events have on our students and provide ideas for how to best intervene with these students.

Speaker: Amber Nickels
Grandview Heights City District Schools
Mental Health Specialist

Amber has been a mental health specialist in the school setting for over two decades. She is the District Mental Health specialist in the Grandview Heights City District where she provides counseling and support services for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and their families. Her areas of specialty include mental health concerns and supports in the school setting, the social emotional development of the gifted and 2e student, crisis prevention and response and trauma informed care in the school setting.

Session #2 - 10:15 - 11:45
Session Topic: Dyslexia: What is it? How do you diagnose it? What can you do to make sure students with dyslexia are successful?

Speaker: Earl Oremus
Headmaster Emeritus of Marburn Academy

Earl Oremus is joyfully engaged in his fiftieth year as an educator. Since receiving certification as an Orton-Gillingham Reading Disabilities Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital(1978) and a Masters degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education(1980), his work has focused on developing school programs, instructional methods, and teacher and parent training programs that open the door to high achievement for children with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD.

Session #3 - 12:15 - 1:30
Session Topic: Understanding the Law for Your IEP/504 Students

This session will explain what the legal requirements are for providing students with accommodations in the classroom and on state mandated assessments as well as answer questions you may have regarding the process of obtaining those accommodations for your students.

Speaker: Cindy Eldridge, Special Education Consultant from ESC

Cindy Eldridge is an Educational Consultant with State Support Team Region 11. She has been working in the field of education for over 25 years at the building, district and regional levels. Her primary focus includes supporting schools and districts in the delivery of special education services, implementation of Universal Design for Learning and Ohio’s School Improvement Process.

The education system in 2018 is more challenging than ever and a greater number of students have special needs requiring supports and services. This session will explore key concepts about special education law and services including:
* Key elements of a compliant IEP
* Similarities and differences between a 504 and an IEP
* Accommodations for classroom and state assessments

Session #4 - 1:30 - 2:45
Session Topic: ELL Students and the SIOP Model

Linna Jordan has been an EL teacher at Hilliard Davidson High School for 17 years. Before that she taught high school Spanish and Bilingual elementary. She is part of the OEA EL cadre looking at how Ohio will be implementing ESSA requirements for EL students.

In this session we will review the process for qualifying students for EL services. Services offered vary by district, but we will give a general overview of possible options. Linna will share some basic SIOP strategies which could be used as soon as you get back in your classroom as well as ideas on how to accommodate for EL students in ways that won’t dilute the curriculum.

Speaker: Linna Santamaria
ELL Teacher, Hilliard Schools

Join us on March 9, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel for Central OEA’s Power Up! professional development conference.
Earn CEU’s, hang out with friends, network with colleagues, and Power Up with relevant, timely PD! Through this conference Central OEA offers professional development and CEUs which can be used toward license renewal.

This conference, as with all of Centrals conferences, is free to all Central OEA members.

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you can choose from several options for the day. Whether you are a teacher, bus driver, school counselor, paraprofessional, etc., you will have options that are appropriate for your professional growth.

There will be a two hour presentation on Restorative Practices. Classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and challenging. We need skills and knowledge to best meet the challenges of leading learning in a diverse world.

There will also be a two hour session on Student Mental Health. We need the knowledge to better understand the unique social/emotional needs of our students.

These sessions will be repeated in the afternoon to provide you with the most flexibility in designing your conference experience.

The conference will also offer one hour sessions on Financial Planning, Gifted Education, Special Education and Legal considerations with the use of Social Media.

Please join us and bring a colleague or two. See you on March 9, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel. Registration is required.


8:30 Registration/breakfast
9:00 Welcome
9.15 Session 1
10:30 Session 2
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Session 3
1:45 Session 4
2:45 Closing

Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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