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Top 10 Reasons to Belong to OEA

There’s power in numbers. Belonging to your OEA and your Local Association gives you greater influence over the decisions that affect your students, your classroom, and your career.

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.

2018-2019 Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize individual members who have furthered the cause of peace and international understanding. NOTE: The completed official application form for of the award must be received or postmarked on or before the deadline: …

2018-2019 Charles A. Glatt/Human and Civil Rights Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize achievements in human relations and related intercultural activities throughout the state of Ohio that impact upon children, communities, the educational process, and/or the overall education profession. Current Ohio Education Association staff members …

2018-2019 Holloways /Human and Civil Rights Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize achievements in human relations and related intercultural activities throughout Ohio that impact upon children, communities, the educational process, and/or the education profession. Current association staff members are not eligible for this award. …

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.