Join us on February 29, 2020 at Clark Hall, Gahanna High School where we will be hosting the 2020 Power Up! professional development conference. During the conferences we will also have an engagement fair.
This conferences, as with all of Centrals conferences, is free for all Central OEA members.
Earn CEU’s which can be used toward license renewal, network with colleagues, and Power Up with relevant, timely PD!

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Conference Agenda

8:45 Registration
9:30 – 2:00 Sessions
11:30-12:30 Lunch & Engagement Fair
2:15 Closing & evaluations
2:45 (approximately) Networking at Rusty Bucket

Register for the conference by following this link.

Power Up
There are 7 tracks at the Power Up conference to choose from.

“ESP Professional Growth Continuum”
Andrea Beeman, OEA Board of Directors
NEA has developed a pathway for professional development specifically designed for ESP’s that we would like to share with you. During the day we will go through the Professional Growth Continuum to learn about communication and other strategies for all 9 job families. We will explore the facets of each category. Each local attending will receive the NEA PGC guidebook.

"A Report from the Front Lines of Trauma-Informed Education: Resilience, the Brain and Skill-Building"
Jesse Schroder, Franklin County Family & Children First Council
Understanding trauma and the impact on student learning is important for every school and every teacher. Even more important is understanding how to build resilience and teach skills needed to succeed. This session will explain different types of trauma, provide an overview of neurodevelopment, and offer broad approaches for educators to implement trauma-informed practices in the classroom. Examples from multiple years of classroom coaching and school-wide trauma-informed practice will be included in the session.

“Join the Circle: An Introduction to Restorative Practices”
Makia Burns & Daria DeNoia, OEA Staff
As school districts move away from zero tolerance policies, restorative practices have become the alternative. Restorative practices aim to empower students to resolve conflicts on their own and in small groups. Current legislation mentions restorative practices as a best practice to address disciplinary problems. The session will discuss how educators can use current law to address inequities in discipline. Participants will learn and apply circle-keeping techniques to assist in building a sense of community in any setting.

“Grassroots Advocacy: How Members Can”
Zach Roberts, OEA Staff
Please join members of OEA’s Government Relations Team to learn about how members can work to improve their profession and workplace by advocating for policy change through local and state government. Participants will learn about how they can work with OEA to address challenges they see hindering their profession by helping propose and helping pass legislation at the Ohio Statehouse. Additionally, members will learn about how their involvement in local ballot initiatives and school board campaigns can directly impact their workplaces for the better. Lastly, members will learn about how FCPE can be put to use to help members in their local and state policy advocacy.

“What to Expect When You’re Teaching Gifted Kids”
Stefanie Hall, South-Western Teacher
In this session, participants will look at six profiles of gifted students and what those characteristics bring to the classroom. We will then look at instructional strategies to meet the academic and affective needs of the students. We will focus on assessment strategies, questioning techniques, data analysis, learning styles, and how to differentiate instruction for gifted students. (Gifted Education Competencies: a, d, f)

“Financial Literacy”
Delivered by Education First Credit Union
Financial Success is all about balance, perspective, knowledge, values, and how you define what is most important to your happiness. This session is designed to help you understand credit and credit reports, learn ways to protect your identity, retirement planning, budgeting, and the importance of saving.

ODE’s revisions to the Professional Code of Conduct and OTES 2.0”
Ellen Adornetto, OEA Staff
Attendees will dive into and learn about the revisions to the Professional Code of Conduct and how the changes could affect you. We will also look at the OTES 2.0 changes coming soon to a local near you. What you can expect and when.

Register for the conference by following this link.