Dates To Remember

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 2020-21
Save these dates and plan to attend an ESP meeting and assembly at an IEA office near you:
August 22-Virtual
November 14th – Virtual
February 20 – Virtual
April 17 – Location TBD
June 12 – Location TBD

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 

 July 18 – 10-12 am
August 6 – 6:30-8 pm

September 19 – 10-11:30 am – ESP’s Health and Safety as We Return To In School Education
October 3rd – ESP Empowerment Day
November 19th – ESP Bargaining in the New Normal
January 16th – TBD
February 16th – TBD
April 24th – TBD

Upcoming Webinars

The ESP Who’s Training Thousands on Implicit Bias The latest School Me podcast features Aneeka Ferrell, a Substitute Coordinator in Washington, who has seen a passion of hers take off in a big way in 2020: educators are clamoring for her implicit bias trainings. On this episode, we discuss the importance of recognizing and challenging your biases—which we all have—for the sake of your students.
Listen in ›
MICRO-CREDENTIALSMicro-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 ›
Webinar: Institutional Racism and Policing: Impact on ESPs
Join us on December 10th at 07:00 PM ET for a webinar that will highlight how institutional racism is embedded in policing, how it impacts the experiences of education support professionals—especially those of color—as they work to create safer learning environments for all students, and possible solutions.
Register here ›
Reading Tips
We have partnered with PBS affiliate WETA to create resources that the parents and families of young children can use to stay on track on their early literacy journey, even while learning from home.

Please pass along this round up of resources to your students’ families to help ensure learning doesn’t stop—even when school isn’t in session.
Reading SOS ›