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 – NEA/IEA Members Benefits
February 16th – ESPs: Where do we go from here? Intentional navigation to bridge the cultural divide.
April 24th – TBD

Seeking interested members for 2021-22 IEA Committees

Feb. 17 is the deadline to submit nominations for IEA spring governance elections (NEA RA State Delegates, etc.)

Online nomination form available on the IEA website.

2021 Summer Leadership Academy (SLA)

In light of the current COVID-19 situation that is still active in Illinois, the IEA BOD voted to host the 2021 Summer Leadership Academy as a virtual event. Information will be updated on the IEA website as it becomes available.

Upcoming Webinars

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.
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