Training and conferences

ESP webinar: Supporting our own through mentoring
Thur., Dec. 8  |  5:30–6:30 p.m.
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2017 NEA National Leadership Summit
Feb. 24–26  |  Hyatt Regency Orlando
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2017 NEA ESP Organizing Conference
Mar. 10–12  |  Hyatt Regency Dallas
Deadline to request funding is Jan. 26.

How ESPs make a difference

During American Education Week, NEA celebrated National ESP Day and the ESP careers that are essential to student success with the release of a new video, ESPs: Meeting the needs of the whole student. Through the eyes of Sofi, a middle school student, the video shows how ESPs make a difference both in and out of the classroom.

Do you know a social justice hero or an outstanding educational support professional?

Nominations are being accepted for:
2017 NEA Human and Civil Rights Award
Nominations due Dec. 9.

2017 IEA ESP of the Year Award
Nominations due Jan. 16.
2018 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence
Nominations due Jan. 16.

Two open seats on ESP council

ESP members interested in being appointed to fill two vacancies on the council should submit a brief statement of interest and bio to Kathy Jesuit, ESP council chair. Deadline is Jan. 2.

NEA’s guide to the Affordable Care Act

NEA healthcare reform

Online survey from NEA

NEA will be randomly selecting Education Support Professional (ESP) members to participate in a national online survey to help better understand the professional support needs of ESPs, as well as their feelings toward the association. If you receive an email invitation, we encourage you to complete the survey. Results will be shared in early 2017.

The myth of color blindness

Tales from the Front Lines by Paul Gamboa

ESP apparel

Short-sleeved ESP T-shirts can be ordered through Dec. 9.

Huge holiday savings

NEA Click & Save

Mark you calendar

  • Dec. 22–Jan. 2: IEA offices closed for winter break
  • Jan. 7: Great Northern Area (GNA) bargaining conference, NIU Hoffman Estates
  • Mar. 4: ESP Council meeting, 9 a.m.3 p.m., Naperville IEA office

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