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What You Need to Know: ESP Mentoring ESP in the Workplace

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Do you have inadequate opportunities for professional learning and support? Are you working in isolation with little to no feedback or support? Would you or your ESP colleagues benefit from mentoring? Join our webinar and find out ‘what you need to know’ before developing or designing an ESP peer mentoring program.  In this webinar, we will also hear from the Schaumburg Educational Employees Organization (SEEO) about their Partners mentoring program, which has been in existence since 1999 and from the Cedar Rapids Organization of Teacher Associates (CROTA), who are developing a mentoring program for newly hired paraeducators.  Let’s learn more about how ESP can support one another through high-quality mentoring programs to build professional excellence across their entire career continuum and ensure student success.

Presenters:

Kandy Bekeris, President, Cedar Rapids Organization of Teacher Associates (CROTA), Iowa

Tania Johnson, President, Cedar Rapids Education Association (CREA), Iowa

Connie Joniec, New Employees & Partners Chair, Schaumburg Educational Employees Organization (SEEO), Illinois

Grace Hwang, Senior Program Specialist, National Education Association, Education Support Professional Quality

INTENDED AUDIENCE:

NEA affiliate leaders, staff, members and partners. All interested parties are welcome. You are encouraged to forward this invite to your partners, leaders and other team members.

Questions? Contact Jessica Brinkley at jdbrinkley@nea.org.

For more ESP professional development opportunities visit www.nea.org/esppd.

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Livestream ESP Lock Box Challenge May 4

Please join us!
Save the Date:  Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. – noon
Great news! You’re receiving this message because you are an education support professional (ESP). In case you haven’t heard, we are members of the very first IEA Emerging Leaders Academy: Class of 2019 (Cyclones)! We’re keeping you informed of exciting upcoming events that you can be a part of!

On Saturday, May 4, the IEA ESP Council is hosting a statewide livestream event. Before the council meeting, ESPs will gather at the Matteson, Palatine, Carterville and Bloomington offices to participate in a statewide challenge hosted by the leadership academy.

The ESP Lock Box Challenge will start at 10 a.m. and end promptly at noon.
 PLEASE REGISTER HERE
This is a fun networking event to learn more about the IEA, the ESP Support Council, ESP Connections and the IEA-NEA Emerging Leaders Academy. Join Us! We look forward to including you in our ESP network and resources.
 
Thank you for all the hard work you do! As fellow ESPs, we’re here for you every step of the way. Your active support is what makes a difference for all of us. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event! 

If you’re interested in participating and have questions or concerns, please email Crystal Bush, IEA UniServ Director, Palatine office. 

Sincerely,

Class of 2019  
IEA-NEA ESP Emerging Leaders


Linda Colon, Amy Lynn Evans, Nikhat Farheen, Oeinna Jackson, Karin Lennon, Lorena Lopez, Leatreasa Lily Madison,Tyler McKinney, Latoya Montgomery, Shazia Pathan, Craig Sigele and Phillip Wallen 
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Great Webinar Opportunity

Center for Great Public Schools Webinar
What You Need to Know: ESP Mentoring ESP in the Workplace

Do you have inadequate opportunities for professional learning and support? Are you working in isolation with little to no feedback or support? Would you or your ESP colleagues benefit from mentoring?

Join our webinar and find out ‘what you need to know’ before developing or designing an ESP peer mentoring program. In this webinar, we will also hear from the Schaumburg Educational Employees Organization (SEEO) about their Partners mentoring program, which has been in existence since 1999 and from the Cedar Rapids Organization of Teacher Associates (CROTA), who are developing a mentoring program for newly hired paraeducators. Let’s learn more about how ESP can support one another through high-quality mentoring programs to build professional excellence across their entire career continuum and ensure student success.

Don’t miss this great opportunity!

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Summer Leadership Academy

Summer Leadership Academy
Summer Leadership Academy

July 22-25, 2019
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

Hundreds of Illinois Education Association leaders (elected, appointed, emerging, and aspiring) will gather together this summer for training on leadership skills and abilities that make a difference for our students, our schools, and our communities. In addition, several professional development electives will be available.