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Register now for the Advocacy and Organizing Institute

2018 will bring many changes to our local associations and their role within public education. OEA locals will have new opportunities and challenges in advocating for positive change for their members and the students they serve. Whether you are a custodian, professor, teacher, or other education employee, your ability to have an impact on public education for your members and students rests in your ability to advocate and organize.

ESP webinar: Building Capacity to Fight Privatization

There is an old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. In terms of protecting our members from privatization, prevention has a better record of success than trying to “cure” privatization once a service has been put up for bid. This webinar is designed to give locals an ounce of prevention and more.
Privatization is not slowing down. In recent years, we have seen ESP career families, such as paraeducators, that we used to assume were safe from privatization, come under attack.

2018 Paraeducators Conference

2018 NRCP Conference April 27-29, 2018 ~ Seattle, Washington   NEA and the Washington Education Association are proudly co-sponsoring the 34th Annual National Resource Center for Paraeducators Conference, which is taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, …

Ohio’s Resident Educator Program Changes 2017 – 2018

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has changed the requirements for completing the mentoring and assessment years of Ohio’s Resident Educator Program. These changes reflect feedback received from Ohio’s educators and legislative requests to simplify the Resident Educator Summative Assessment …

OEA Awards and Scholarships

OEA is pleased to celebrate, honor, and reward the OEA is pleased to celebrate, outstanding work of our members, affiliates and individuals who have made special contributions to the improvement of public education. Awards are presented at the OEA Awards …

The Role of Education Support Professionals in Creating a School Climate for Grieving Students (webinar)

The loss of someone close to children may have a significant impact on their psychological adjustment, academic achievement, and personal development. This webinar will discuss how children come to understand and adjust to a loss and offer practical suggestions on how education support professionals can create a school climate where children are able to talk about their loss and receive needed support.

Educational Support Professionals: Supporting Students Suffering From the Absence of their Parents (webinar)

This webinar will discuss how children come to understand and adjust to real and ambiguous losses and offer practical suggestions on how education support professionals can create a school climate where children are able to talk about their losses and receive needed support.

Educational Support Professionals: Supporting Students at Times of Crisis (webinar)

Crisis is common in the lives of students, whether due to a crisis involving a student’s individual family or one that affects the entire school community. The presentation will provide practical suggestions on how to identify common adjustment difficulties in children in the aftermath of a crisis and to promote effective coping strategies to reduce the impact of the crisis.

Free Higher Education Benefits

Through the OEA Higher Education Benefit, you and your family members can now earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE! Last dollar scholarship ensures no out of pocket cost for tuition or fees. To be eligible, students must …

Fall 2017 OEA-Retired Elections

OEA-Retired elections for delegates to the 2017-2018 OEA Representative Assemblies is being conducted by Election America. Online voting opens on October 2, 2017, and closes on October 31, 2017, at 5:00pm (eastern). Election notices will be mailed on September 29 …