Join your colleagues at the OEA HQ Media Center located at 225 E. Broad St. in Columbus at 9:00 a.m. for an hour long briefing before heading to the statehouse to meet with legislators. Central's Area Political Action coordinators will schedule meetings with legislators.
The Ohio General Assembly is currently debating numerous critical issues that impact you and Ohio schools. These issues include efforts to improve OTES (SB229), and protocols for arming school employees (HB8).
Central members who register online and sign in at the OEA briefing are eligible to be reimbused their travel expenses, parking, and lunch, up to $50. Simply complete an expense form and send it to the Central office. The form can be downloaded here.
NEA Leaders for Tomorrow program is an exciting and comprehensive three-session training process held over an eight-month period that is open to dues paying NEA ESP members who meet the program’s eligibility requirements. The program is open to any NEA ESP member –
K-12 through higher education – who is currently categorized as an ESP member and has been a member in good standing for at least the last three years.
The first session will be held July 18-22 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The second session will be held November 14-17 in Washington, D.C.
The third session (which includes attendance to the 2015 NEA ESP National Conference) will be held March 3-8, 2015, at a location to be determined.
The application for the program can be found at the following link by clicking http://www.nea.org/home/37956.htm. This link also includes a detailed overview of Leaders for Tomorrow as well as qualifications for potential applicants. Applications may also be downloaded at NEA.org.
or at 614-277-3088 to obtain this acknowledgment letter. The deadline for applications received at NEA is April 1, 2014. Please allow sufficient time to complete your application and obtain the endorsement letter from OEA to meet the deadline.
) with any questions about the program.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ROR BOOK DRIVE
Many of you who have done this before will find that the directions are just about the same. Anything that has changed in the last 2 years will be BOLD.
Thanks to all of you for your willingness to support Reach Out and Read. Ifyou have questions about the ROR program, two web sites are excellent sources. First, the national ROR website gives an overall description of the efforts of ROR. In addition, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital website describes how ROR has made a significant difference in pediatric literacy in central Ohio.
with all contact information. Michelle can assist you, help answer any questions that you may have, or meet with your school’s ROR chair/committee to help plan and organize.
is Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s new Reach Out and Read Coordinator and she is our primary contact person at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. You may also contact her if you have any questions about the program.
Now you are ready to plan...
Central OEA/NEA will provide a $100 stipend (and an Education Advocate tee-shirt) to each local Education Advocate Leader.
This stipend is being provided as an incentive to help locals become more involved and effective in grass roots political action.
A list of criteria for receiving the Education Advocate Leader stipend follows.
Communicate with the Political Action Coordinator (PAC), local president, and members.
Needs be a contributor to the OEA Fund for Children and Public Education.
Be available to attend the Education Advocate Leader training.
Attend at least one training session per year sponsored by either OEA or Central OEA/NEA. Examples: Central Winter Leadership Conference in early March, OEA Leadership Conference in the summer, or local training developed by the political action coordinators.
Attend an OEA Lobby Day.
Play an active role in local election activities.
Attend an area meeting.
Each local can have up to three Education Advocate Leaders (one to represent primary, immediate, and secondary educators or one to represent the different classifications in a classified local, SCOPE or Higher Ed.).
All earned stipends will be paid out at the same time, date to be determined, and based upon meeting the mandatory criteria.
Training sessions for Education Advocate Leaders have been set up in each of Central's 5 areas. Beginning at 6pm until 8pm, with dinner provided.
Area 1: March 12th at the Newark Public Library, 101 W Main St. Newark
Area 2: March 21st at Andrews House 39 West Winter Street, Delaware
Area 3: March 10th at Kenton Ridge High School. 4444 Middle Urbana Rd, Springfield
Area 4: March 13th at the Christopher Conference Center, 20 N Plaza Blvd, Chillicothe
Area 5: March 19th at the Central Office. 947 Goodale Blvd, ColumbusMembers wishing to become Education Advocate Leader should register for one of these training sessions. Attendees will revieve a $50 stipend.
Are you tired of SLOs? Testing? 3rd grade reading guarantee? Being told year after year to "just do more with less" and that you have it too good? Then you can make a difference with minimal effort. Being informed is half the battle.