Conference Scholarship Opportunities Available

Applications are being accepted for the following conferences:
o 2019 IEA One Conference – due Sept. 6
o 2019 IEA Ethnic Minority & Emerging Leadership Training (EMELT) – due Sept. 16

The applications are available on Members Only under EVENTS/Funding.

Applications can either be mailed to the attention of Kathi Griffin, President of IEA, 100 E. Edwards St., Springfield, IL, 62704 or emailed to Courtney Gillespie. Any questions regarding funding for the conferences can be directed to Courtney Gillespie.


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

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the National Education Association’s webinar What You Need to Know: ESP Mentoring ESP in the Workplace

Thursday, May 23, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Register at http://neaorg.adobeconnect.com/evbo41l2ikly/event/event_info.html

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.


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
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 http://www.nea.org/esppd.