The Outstanding Education Advocate Award recognizes the contributions of individuals and groups who have demonstrated exemplary advocacy for public education.
In order to receive the award, an individual or a group can be nominated by a local leader, Central ACE, or Central Executive Board member through the online nomination process on Central’s Web site. This award is open to any Central member. Strong consideration would be given to award nominees who have participated in the following: lobbying efforts, educational fundraisers, levy & bond issues, local board races, pro-public educations group activities, and organizing activities (not an exclusive list).
Awards will be presented at the Central OEA/NEA Representative Assembly on April 21, 2017. The winner does not have to be a delegate to receive the award. Nominations must be received by March 7th, 2017.
You may submit nominations using this form.
Each year at the Central OEA/NEA Representative Assembly, we present a number of awards to individuclas and locals.
The Outstanding Local Grassroots Activist Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Association and fellow members at the building or site level.
In order to receive the award, an individual must be nominated by the Local Association President. This award is open to any local representative not serving as an elected officer and who is not a Central or OEA committee member. Awards will be presented at the Central OEA/NEA Representative Assembly on April 21, 2017. The winner does not have to be a delegate to receive the award.
The following offices will be elected at the April 21st, 2017 Central Representative Assembly.
The deadline to declare candidacies for the following 3 Central offices is FEBRUARY 20, 2017. Candidates should download and submit this form, to Central OEA/NEA, 947 Goodale Boulevard, Columbus OH 43212.
Central President (Three-year Term – September 1, 2017-August 31, 2020)
Central Vice President (Three-year Term – September 1, 2017-August 31, 2020)
Central ESP Representative (Three-year Term – September 1, 2017-August 31, 2020)
Time to register for this years 2017 Central Diversity Conference - Gender Issues In Public Education - is running out, and spaces are filling up!
Our annual diversity conferences are some of our highest rated programming, with attendees awarded CEU's for attendance.
Please register to be a part of it!
To register (by January 25th)
Login to our website (or create an account first) www.centraloeanea.org
Scroll down and click on "2017 Central Diversity Conference"
Select "I Am Attending" from the drop down menu
Wait for your avatar to appear on the list of attendees.
When: January 28, 2017. Where: Central Office. 947 Goodale Blvd. We can be difficult for first timers to find, so check this link for directions.
Registration 8:30 a.m.
Welcome 9:00 a.m.
Adrienne Bowden, Central OEA/NEAPresident
Presentation I 9:15 a.m.
Understanding and Valuing the Gender Differences in the Classroom and Beyond
Stephanie Patton and Kyle Gibson
Presentation II 10:45 a.m.
Connie Anderson, Director of Justice Ministries
Lunch Noon Roundtable Discussion
Gender Differences - Are Men from Mars? Are Women from Venus?
Presentation III 1:30 p.m.
Implicit Bias: How It Impacts Decisions
Heather Cole, Diversity Coordinator, Olentangy Schools
Jackie Powers, Curriculum Supervisor of Equity & Inclusion, Olentangy Schools.
Closing Remarks 3:00 p.m.
Jamel C. Ammons, Central Diversity Chair
What to Expect
Ms. Patton and Mr. Gibson will discuss how they are meeting the challenges students are confronted with related to issues of gender and equity.
Ms. Anderson will share information and signs educators should be aware regarding Human Trafficking, and how educators can help.
The Lunch panel will discuss their experiences and challenges dealing with gender and gender differences in public education. A discussion on the challenges of leading as women in the 21st Century.
Presentation III will introduce the topic of implicit bias. Building on the introduction, this presentation will work to identify specific policies and practices that are most likely to be affected by bias and brainstorm concrete changes that can minimize those effects.
A continental breakfast and lunch with refreshments will be provided.
This conference is free for all Central members.
March 4, 2017
Columbus Airport Marriott. 1375 N Cassady Ave
9:45 Breakout Session
11:00 Breakout Session
1:00 Breakout Session
2:15 Thriving & Surviving
3:30 Closing & Evaluation
Five tracks to choose from. You need only register for one track to attend the conference. Movement between tracks is permitted.
A - ESSA
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act offers a number of opportunities for public school educators to use their voice. In this workshop we will build our collective knowledge about the new policy, learn about the opportunities it provides, and begin to plan for how ESSA impacts changes in the classroom.
B - Fight The Power
A Political Action track with topics of; finding & recruiting Board of Education candidates, conducting BOE screenings for endorsement, supporting successful levy campaigns, conducting a successful FCPE drive, legislative updates, and lobbying.
C - Find a Balance
A nuts & bolts track. Topics discussed include building capacity, rep training, creating a calendar, engaging members, connections with the community, legal updates, and grants.
D - Early Career Educators
This track will focus on concerns and needs of our early career members. We will look at RESA requirements, and explore the world of NEA Member Benefits.
E - ESP Power
Learn how ESSA will impact ESPs and begin to plan for the changes. We will also explore the power ESPs can have through Political Action.
End of the Day session: Thriving & Surviving
This end of the day session will have something for everyone. The time will be focused on stress management, wellness, diet, nutrition, plus some Zumba and/or Yoga.
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.