Dates To Remember

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 2022-23
Save these dates and plan to attend an ESP meeting and assembly at an IEA office near you:

August 6, 2022 – Naperville
November 19, 2022 – Rockford Office
February 11, 2023 – Elgin Office
April 15, 2023 – Springfield PDC 
June 3, 2023 – Naperville Office
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 

Topic: rESPect Campaign
When: September 10th
Time: 10:00-11:00
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 361 562 2707
Passcode: 647586

Don’t Miss Out! Saturday Mornings with the NRCP kicks off next month! Greetings!
Saturday Mornings with the NRCP begins next month on August 13th!

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, 2022Teachers and Paraeducators Team Teaching in the Classroom: Enhancing Communication Between Paraeducators and General Education TeachersPresenters: Deb Andrews and Marilyn Likins
October 8, 2022Autism/Non-Verbal Training/StrategiesPresenter: Katie Harris
November 12, 2022Paraeducator Roles and Responsibilities: IDEA, IEP’s, and BIP’s! Oh my!Presenter: Christine Manning
December 10, 2022Dispelling the Myths of Unreachable, Unteachable, and Uncaring StudentsPresenter: Dave Forbush
January 14, 202310 Ways to Help the Non-worker: Jumpstarting Work Completion BehaviorPresenter: Melisa Genaux
February 11, 2023Best Practices and Tools to Help Students LearnPresenter: Jeri Rigby
March 11, 2023Strategies for AnxietyPresenter: Alex Langevin
April 8, 2023Understanding and Supporting Social-Emotional GrowthPresenter: TBA 
May 13, 2023Effective Behavior Management Strategies for the Classroom: Practical MagicPresenter: Melisa Genaux
June 10, 2023Parents and Students with Disabilities Panel: Stories and Lessons LearnedPresenter: Kimberly Hutter
July 8, 2023The 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!

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

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

IEA Request for Funding Application for One Conference 2022

NEA Events and Conferences

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