Dates To Remember

IEA ESP Council

Please mark your calendars for an ESP assembly near you.

Future ESP Council Meetings/Assemblies/ESP Virtual Round Tables

ESP Council Meetings/Assemblies*New – ESP Virtual Round Tables*
All ESPs are welcome!

Dates Updated for 2021-22
Save these dates and plan to attend an ESP meeting and assembly at an IEA office near you:

August 21- Naperville
November 13 – Lombard
February 26 – Naperville
April 23 – Carterville
June 6 – Bloomington

All ESPs are welcome!
Bringing ESP’s voices together to share and advocate on important issues ESPs are facing today. To register and get the virtual link email Arlene at 

September 11 – 10-11:30 am – Membership Engagement

2021 Summer Leadership Academy (SLA)

Summer Leadership Academy (Virtual – 2 weeks)
July 19-22, 2021
July 26-29, 2021

SLA registration is now open!
There are over 70 sessions planned for the 2-week conference (July 19-22 & July 26-29). Session offerings include trainings on equity, trauma responsiveness, restorative practices, communications, school finance, health insurance, organizing, and grievance to name a few. SLA will also contain additional sessions designed for local association presidents, association representatives, local treasurers, and those seeking a National Board Certification.  Many sessions at SLA will also provide PD clock hours to attendees.

We will be limiting the number of attendees in each session to provide the best virtual training experience. In the event a session is full, we will have wait lists available & most sessions will be recorded and made available after SLA is over. Take a moment to review the Schedule At-A-Glance document for the session choices.


Register | Agenda | Schedule At-A Glance

Registration Deadline – July 9, 2021

Upcoming Webinars, Events, Conferences

MICRO-CREDENTIALS Micro-credentials for Distance Learning
As the pandemic ebbs and flows, so do the needs of our students and the status of school buildings. We’ve curated a collection of helpful micro-credentials—for teachers and ESPs alike—to help you build your skills in a virtual learning space and beyond. These micro-credentials are included with your NEA membership.
Learn more and apply ›

IEA Events and Conferences

Save the date – ESP One Conference – October 1-2

NEA Events and Conferences

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