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OEA Educational Foundation

The work of the Ohio Educational Foundation is to fund initiatives that enhance student learning, student achievement, and well being, as well as promote social justice. Its Board of Directors is pleased to introduce four funding opportunities available to all OEA members.

2018-2019 OEA ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

The $4,000 2018-2019 ESP Aspiring Teacher Scholarship is presented each year to an Education Support Professional member currently enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program in Ohio or a senior education student who has been formally accepted for graduate study in a master’s degree of education program at an accredited Ohio college or university.

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 OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award

2018-2019 OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award. Paul Swaddling was a teacher for over 20 years in the Berea City Schools located in northeastern Ohio. His personal and professional life exemplified a commitment to his two great passions: education and peace.

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

The Ohio Education Association recognizes achievements in human relations and related intercultural activities that impact children, communities, the educational process, and/or the United Education Profession by presenting the 2018-2019 OEA Charles A. Glatt — Human and Civil Rights Award. Dr. …

2018-2019 Holloways — Human and Civil Rights Award

The Holloways Award is presented to an individual OEA member for outstanding contributions to the promotion or execution of excellent human relations skills and interpersonal relationships as modeled by example.

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.