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The ECOEA Summer Leadership Workshop is underway but there is still time to register for excellent trainings. Some deadlines for registration are quickly approaching, so make sure to register soon! The sessions are free to ECOEA members and you will receive a professional development certificate. Check out the details below.
  • August 31, 2020 - Application deadline for ECOEA EMERGENCY COVID-19 Grants to Local Associations. Presidents only can apply here.
ECOEA is excited to bring Jake MIller to our Summer Leadership Workshop with a series of tech trainings sessions using tools to enhance blended learning. Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast and shares #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTech and on . He works as a Technology Integration Coach for the Orange City School District in Ohio. Before shifting his focus to supporting teachers in the integration of technology, he spent 12 years in the classroom teaching math, science & STEM at various grade levels. Jake’s favorite job, however, is his full-time position as a husband and father.
OTES 2.0 Training presented by Ellen Adornetto from OEA and trainers from the Ohio Department of Education Cathryn Everidge-Shaw, Apryl Ealy, Tom Rounds, and Jill Grubb.
OFT and OEA are partnering to provide training designed to help teachers understand the changes to evaluation when OTES 2.0 is implemented. We recommend collaborative conversations between the administration and the union in setting up local parameters in the OTES 2.0 process. It is important that teachers are provided training to fully understand OTES 2.0. We will deliver this training at no cost.
Originally intended to be offered as face to face training at regional locations, the new normal dictated by Covid-19 has required that the sessions be converted to virtual delivery. Content will be delivered by ODE and mimics the content being offered at sessions provided for administrators, ESCs, and OTES 2.0 evaluators. We wanted to assure there is a consistent message and everyone is on the same page as they work to flesh out their local process.

Please plan to join us at one of these two sessions to be sure we are all prepared for a smooth rollout of OTES 2.0 as you locally implement your programs. We can take advantage of having the 2020-2021 school year to thoughtfully create our local systems.
We are offering two opportunities to attend the trainings:
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (register by July 18)
Tuesday August 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (register by August 1)
OEA Local Treasurers' Training led by OEA Secretary-Treasurer Mark Hill will be offered on Wednesday, July 15, at two levels-
  • 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Novice for treasurers with 1-5 years experience
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Experienced for treasurers with 6+ years
Treasurers are welcome to attend one or both of the sessions.
Deadline to register is Friday, July 10.
OEA Local Presidents are invited to participate in this virtual session that will cover the Presidents' Handbook. This session will be held on Wednesday, July 22 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM.
Deadline to register is Friday, July 17.
The Building Rep Training , Thursday, July 23 from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, is appropriate for those members taking on the association role of Building Rep or any member who is interested in learning more about member rights or leadership roles in the association.This virtual session will be led by OEA Labor Relations Consultants Sarah Drinkard and Alison Hoffa.
Deadline to register is Friday, July 17.
Ohio's New Educators (ONE) is offering a Summer Learning Series for new educators with no or little classroom experience. Different virtual sessions will be offered every Thursday at noon beginning July 9 and running through August 13.
OEA is offering a Professional Learning Seminar on Restorative Practices Basics. The virtual seminar will take place from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM on July 29, 30, and August 6,7.
Check out the flyer here: OEA Professional Learning Flyer
The ECOEA Executive Committee appointed the following members to ECOEA Executive Committee vacancies:
  • Recording Secretary (term ending 2021) Julie Holderbaum, Minerva Local EA
  • Stark County Rep #4 (term ending 2021) Tony Ridenour, Perry Classroom TA
ECOEA still has a vacancy for OEA Board of Directors, Unit #1. This is a three-year term open to any member from Unit #1. If you would like to know more about this leadership opportunity, please contact the ECOEA Business Manager for more information.
Spencer Geraghty, ECOEA Vice President and a member of the Canton Professional Educators' Association, was featured in the June issue of the NEA Today Magazine. Check it out here: NEA Today
Per ECOEA Policy 3.6 Access to Financial Reports-the monthly Executive Committee financial report is available to any member upon request.
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