Category Archives: Announcements

OEA screens and can endorse candidates that will advocate for public education in the legislature.

All candidates, regardless of party, running for office in the fall are invited to be screened by representatives of OEA.

Would you like to help screen?

There will be several opportunities to serve on screenings this summer and fall.

The first virtual meeting will be on July 13.

Contact REA for more details.

Attend the OEA Member Lobby on March 25

Make Your Voice Heard at the OEA Member Lobby Day.

When: March 25th

Where: Join your colleagues at the OEA HQ Media Center, located at 225 E. Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio at 9:00 a.m. for an hour-long briefing before meeting with your legislators.

Register to attend lobby day and sign in at the briefing to be eligible for up to $50 reimbursement covering mileage, lunch and parking. Simply submit an expense form with receipts.

To register, Log in
Scroll down and click on Member Lobby Day
Select “Going” from the drop down menu. Wait a moment for it to register
That’s it!

Locals can apply for a Lobby Day Substitute Grant to cover the cost of a substitute for a member who attends lobby day.

Details and an application: HereCentral will make appointments with legislators on your behalf if you register before March 11th, and we’ll have an itinerary and expense form for you at the conclusion of the OEA briefing.Thanks for all you do!

JoinTheFuture

www.jointhefuture.org continues to keep you up-to-date on all the latest state education policy and news.

Power Up! and Diversity 2020 Conference

Join us on February 29, 2020 at Clark Hall, Gahanna High School where we will be hosting a Professional development double bill. Members can choose to attend either the Power Up! professional development conference or the Diversity conference. During the conferences we will also have an engagement fair.

* * * These conferences, as with all of Centrals conferences, are free for all Central OEA members.
* * * Earn CEU’s which can be used toward license renewal, network with colleagues, and Power Up with relevant, timely PD! Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Conference Agendas

8:45 Registration
9:30 – 2:00 Sessions
11:30-12:30 Lunch & Engagement Fair
2:15 Closing & evaluations
2:45 (approximately) Networking at Rusty Bucket

Register for either conference here.

Detailed information for the Diversity Conference here.

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS!

Do you have ideas to improve student learning and experiences? Start thinking about the following grants!

The work of the Ohio Educational Foundation is to fund initiatives that enhance student learning, student achievement, and well-being, as well as promote social justice.

  1. Diversity Grants — To develop and pursue instructional classroom programs or curriculum that promote diversity, tolerance, and respect for humankind.
  2. Innovation Grants — For the pursuit of innovative and creative practices where learning is enriched by experiences or projects.
  3. Whisper Grants — Direct assistance to an OEA student-member with an identified hardship in meeting an educational or personal need. The Whisper is a rolling initiative and can be applied for when needed. This grant can be used for such things as glasses, coats, other medical or educational enhancements.

Applications will be due around February.