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Register Now for tomorrow’s IEA ESP Empowerment Day!!

Click to register for tomorrow’s virtual IEA ESP Empowerment Day conference. Click the Register Now button. You will receive links to tomorrows sessions after registering.

Event Agenda:
9:00 – 9:30 – Whole Group Welcome from the ESP Council and Keynote – 2020 ESPOTY Debra Ciciora
9:45 – 11:15 – ESPs: Being Relevant in a Remote Learning Environment presented by Debra Ward-Mitchell
11:30 – 1:00 – Change Your Mindset: An Introduction to Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias presented by Ann Bachman-McIntosh
1:15 – 2:45 – Equity and Social Justice for All presented by Gina Harris

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ISBE Survey: ESP to Certified Teacher

Please share this information with all ESPs

The Illinois State Board of Education is looking at new pathways for people to become teachers and is bringing together stakeholders to discuss the issue. The new pathway would help increase the pool of teachers, as well as increase the diversity in that pool. IEA is conducting a survey of our support personnel to see how many would be interested in that alternative pathway if it opened. The survey, called the ESP Pathway to Teaching Survey, includes questions such as:

  • Do you have a degree?
  • If so, in what area of study?
  • Are you interested in teaching?

We are hoping you will share this survey with all the support personnel in your local. The survey will be open for two weeks.

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ESP Empowerment Day

You are invited to the 2020 ESP Day of Empowerment on October 3, 2020.

Event Agenda:
9:00 – 9:30 – Whole Group Welcome from the ESP Council and Keynote – 2020 ESPOTY Debra Ciciora
9:45 – 11:15 – ESPs: Being Relevant in a Remote Learning Environment presented by Debra Ward-Mitchell
11:30 – 1:00 – Change Your Mindset: An Introduction to Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias presented by Ann Bachman-McIntosh
1:15 – 2:45 – Equity and Social Justice for All presented by Gina Harris

This virtual event will be recorded and made available after the event for those who are unable to attend live.
Register by midnight October 1st!
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Don’t miss the ESP Bargaining Resources

Bargaining is always a very stressful time in any organization. It is very important to do research and be prepared so your team can represent your members to the best of your ability. Don’t miss the ESP Bargaining Resources on our ESP Member Resource page. Click the bullet point under the IEA ESP MEMBER RESOURCES link toward the top of the page.

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NEA Grant Opportunity

2020-2021 Student-Centered Bargaining and Advocacy Grant Opportunity 

NEA is pleased to announce the Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy Department (CBMA) is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Student-Centered Bargaining and Advocacy Grants.

The grant award range is up to $50,000. The online application form, application template, FAQs, grant terms and conditions, and student-centered advocacy attributes document can be found at http://www.nea.org/grants/63562.htm. There is no deadline for submitting grant applications. Applications may be submitted throughout the year or until all grant funds have been committed.

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Openings-IEA ESP Emerging Leaders Academy

Are you an ESP who is ready to grow your leadership skills or do you know of an ESP who is ready to take the next step in their leadership journey?

There are a few openings spots for ESP members for the IEA-NEA ESP EMERGING LEADERS ACADEMY (ESP-ELA).  This program trains current and future leaders on the leadership attitudes, skills, and knowledge needed to enhance your ability to be a visible and vocal advocate at the local, region, state, and national level.  Topics covered include what makes an effective leader, how to organize, build and maintain membership, how to work with difficult members and how to create an effective local organization.  Participants will also learn more about the IEA, NEA, Unions and Unionism.  This is a nine month (currently remote) learning program that starts in early October.  For additional information please contact Crystal Bush at crystal.bush@ieanea.org 

ESP Emerging Leaders Academy | Illinois Education Association
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Register Today: ESP Empowerment Day

You are invited to the 2020 ESP Day of Empowerment on October 3, 2020.

Event Agenda:
9:00 – 9:30 – Whole Group Welcome from the ESP Council and Keynote – 2020 ESPOTY Debra Ciciora
9:45 – 11:15 – Session 1 – ESPs: Being Relevant in a Remote Learning Environment presented by Debra Ward-Mitchell
11:30 – 1:00 – Session 2 – Change Your Mindset: An Introduction to Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias presented by Ann Bachman-McIntosh
1:15 – 2:45 – Session 3 – Equity and Social Justice for All presented by Gina Harris

This virtual event will be recorded and made available after the event for those who are unable to attend live.
Register by midnight October 1st!
Please respond by clicking Yes or No. We look forward to your response.

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Ever wonder what you get for your membership dues?

Here are just a few amazing benefits!!

Discounts and Deals Program
This program combines the power of more than 500 world-class brands with the advantage of local merchants in communities throughout Illinois and the USA. Learn more.

IEA and NEA member benefits can be found on the the IEA Benefits webpage.

Need legal help? Take a look at NEA’s Attorney Referral Program.

IEA Connect is here to help by phone,Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by email and live chat, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.