Public Service Announcement Contest
August 20, 2014-October 10, 2014
You can download the rules and submission form, here.
Purpose of Contest:
*To make children and teens aware of the negative impact bullying has on others.
*To promote positive anti-bullying messages throughout central Ohio school districts.
*To help young people become more aware of the bullying that happens on a daily basis.
*To give children the power to prevent, detect, and report bullying.
1. The contest is open to all public schools in which Central Ohio Education Association/NEA members are a part of the faculty.
2. The contest is open to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Entries will be judged in the following categories/age groups:
Category 1: Individual (single person entry)
Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Category 2: Small Group Entry (2-7 students in a group)
Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Category 3: Class Entry (8 or more students)
K-12 (only one winner)
3. Students may participate by submitting a Public Service Announcement video that reflects the following theme: “Bullying is everybody’s problem, take a stand and make a statement!”
4. All entries must be post marked or delivered by October 10, 2014.
5. A complete prize list for all categories/age groups will be posted on Central OEA/NEA’s web page (www.centraloeanea.org) by August 25, 2014. All winners will be notified via mail and telephone by mid -November.
6. All entries become the property of Central OEA/NEA, which may publicize, display, or exhibit them as it considers appropriate.
Poster Contest Rules:
1. All videos must be at least 30 seconds in length, but no more than 75 seconds.
2. All entries MUST have permission slip signed and included FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.
3. Students may submit a video for ONLY ONE category.
4. All videos must be submitted on CD or FLASH DRIVE that will become the property of Central OEA/NEA.
5. All videos must be delivered by mail or in person, NO ELECTRONIC ENTRIES.
6. Winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges whose decision is final.
Please send all entries to:
Central OEA/NEA PSA Contest
C/o Michelle Vayansky
947 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212-3824
The Central OEA/NEA Treasurers Workshop will take place August 27th from 5-8pm at the Central OEA/NEA HQ on 947 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, Ohio. 43212. Dinner will be provided.
Participation in the workshop is required for your local to receive the OEA fiscal fitness award, attendance also contributes towards Central's Local Participation Award Program.
Online registration by August 20th is required. After logging in, select "2014 Treasurers Workshop" from the list of events, then select "I am Attending" from the drop down menu.
Ready to take back education in Ohio this fall?It starts September 6th with a Campaign 2014 Training and Reception. This event will include training and a briefing on campaign 2014 activities, tools and events.
There will also be an opportunity for Education Advocate Leaders who missed the first round of training to be trained and qualify for their $100 stipend. Lunch will be provided, and there will be a reception after the training.To register, log in, select "Campaign 2014 Training and Reception" from the list of events, then select "I Am Attending" from the drop down list.
Central is offering a "New" Presidents training event (Vice Presidents are welcome to attend). The program is designed for Presidents and Vice Presidents with 3 years or less experience.
When: August 23rd. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Central office. 947 Goodale Blvd, Columbus
Registration by August 16th is required. After logging in, select "New Presidents Training" from the list of events, then select "I am Attending" from the drop down menu.
Topics covered will include:
Who Ya Gonna Call?
How to Conduct elections and important dates
Constitution & Bylaws
Central Grants and scholarships
FCPE and Fair Share Organizing
There will also be a lunchtime panel of experienced Presidents.
This year's Academy, themed Rise, Reclaim and Renew, will be held August 4-6, 2014 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown at 401 N. High Street in Columbus. There will be four schools, each containing specialized courses. They are:
-School of Collective Bargaining
-School of Association Leadership
-School of Communications, Organizing and Political Action
-School of Professional Advocacy
Additional information will be available in the April Issue of Ohio Schools and on-line registration will begin May 1st at www.ohea.org. Central will be providing a limited number of scholarships, which you can apply for here.
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.
A Training session for Education Advocate Leaders will be scheduled in September 2014, 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.