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Save The Date – Join us to learn how we are fighting for you and how you can help bring rESPect

Please plan to join us!
 ESPs truly are the backbone of every school community. They play a critical role in the lives of our students and our schools. They are some of the most valuable people in a building and their value is so often overlooked when districts/universities are looking at their budgets. Join us to learn how you can help build a movement of rESPect. It’s time we start treating them that way!

It is time to EDUCATE!

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Meeting ID: 361 562 2707
Passcode: 647586

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Happy Saturday!

Today is August 13th…how can that be? School is right around the corner for most while some are already back in session. My hope for you today is for you to take a few moments to remember that what you do as a education support professional (ESP) is extremely important for the success of our students, colleagues, and school districts.

You matter! What you do matters! Thank you for all you do!!

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Vote YES for Workers’ Rights Amendment? Why?

Amendment 1  “Workers Rights Amendment”

Amendment 1 Would Constitutionally Protect Our Rights:

“Right to organize and to bargain collectively” *Prohibit any law  “that interferes with, negates or diminishes” that right. It would also Prohibit “Right-to-Work” laws in the Private Sector.

Public Sector unions are prohibited from negotiating “Fair Share” by the U.S. Supreme Court (Janus)

Protect our Voice and Our Rights

•The current Educational Labor Relations Act could be repealed or radically changed by a simple majority of the General Assembly.

•IELRA has changed several times since its passage.

•Passage of Workers Rights Amendment on November 8 would require “Supermajorites” of the Legislature and Voters to Repeal our Rights.

Sign the Pledge to Vote Yes

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One Conference Registration is Open

Funding options available – Apply for funding using link below. You may also get funding from your local and/or region IEA office.

September 30 – October 1
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Chicago-Oak Brook
Oak Brook, IL

Please join us for the 2022 One Conference for IEA Education Support Professionals, Higher Education, and IEA Retired members. The two-day event will offer a variety of elective sessions and feature keynote speaker, Mary Kusler, Senior Director, Center for Advocacy – National Education Association.

Hotel | Session Times | Session Descriptions | Agenda

Registration Fee: $20 per registrant prior to the event; $30 per registrant onsite.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2022 at noon

Hotel Reservations
Participants needing to reserve a hotel room for the night can do so at One Conference Hotel. Housing closes on September 21, 2022 at noon.

Funding Application
IEA request for funding application for the One Conference, due by August 29.

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Save The Date

Please plan to join us!
 

ESPs truly are the backbone of every school community. They play a critical role in the lives of our students and our schools. They are some of the most valuable people in a building and their value is so often overlooked when districts/universities are looking at their budgets. Join us to learn how you can help build a movement of rESPect. It’s time we start treating them that way!

It is time to EDUCATE!

Click to join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 361 562 2707
Passcode: 647586

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Don’t Miss Out! Saturday Mornings with the NRCP kicks off next month!

Join us on the Second Saturday of each month from 10 am-12 pm Mountain Time for exciting topics and presenters! The schedule for the next 12 months will be:

August 13, 2022 – Working Effectively with Students with Challenging and Severe BehaviorsPresenter: Glenn Dyke
September 10, 2022 – Teachers and Paraeducators Team Teaching in the Classroom: Enhancing Communication Between Paraeducators and General Education TeachersPresenters: Deb Andrews and Marilyn Likins
October 8, 2022 – Autism/Non-Verbal Training/StrategiesPresenter: Katie Harris
November 12, 2022 – Paraeducator Roles and Responsibilities: IDEA, IEP’s, and BIP’s! Oh my!Presenter: Christine Manning
December 10, 2022 – Dispelling the Myths of Unreachable, Unteachable, and Uncaring StudentsPresenter: Dave Forbush
January 14, 2023 – 10 Ways to Help the Non-worker: Jumpstarting Work Completion BehaviorPresenter: Melisa Genaux
February 11, 2023 – Best Practices and Tools to Help Students LearnPresenter: Jeri Rigby
March 11, 2023 – Strategies for AnxietyPresenter: Alex Langevin
April 8, 2023 – Understanding and Supporting Social-Emotional GrowthPresenter: TBA 
May 13, 2023 – Effective Behavior Management Strategies for the Classroom: Practical MagicPresenter: Melisa Genaux
June 10, 2023 – Parents and Students with Disabilities Panel: Stories and Lessons LearnedPresenter: Kimberly Hutter
July 8, 2023 – The Necessity for Ongoing Paraeducator Preparation: Before and Throughout EmploymentPresenter: Marilyn Likins

Don’t Miss Out on this amazing opportunity to have one year of professional development at an affordable price of $25 per webinar! Group discounts are available! Register today!

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Are you interested in racial, social, and educational justice?

The IEA and the Opportunity Coalition are pleased to announce the Leaders for Just Schools cohort for the 2022-23 school year. The instructors are state and local leaders, award winning educators and experienced community organizers who will help you build momentum for change in your local schools and communities. Cohort members who successfully complete the program will receive a micro credential and will have the opportunity to earn an organizing stipend to continue the work.