January 10, 2017
AESA launches new Website for 2017!

We hope you will like our new site and its features.

Recently, AESA completed a web site make-over. We added our new logo, brand colors and but most importantly - we reorganized it too!   We hope you'll take a moment to review the new web site and that you will be happy with what you find. 

Our web site remains the place for members to find up-to-date information on AESA events, for example. Another important section of the site is a new area called ESA-to-ESA. We named it that because we want members to be able to connect easily with professional colleagues.

Find the AESA Marketplace in the ESA to ESA section of the web site.
The AESA Marketplace is a place for our members to do ESA to ESA business, and promote products and services developed by and for ESA's.  

Member ESAs can share successful programs or services or sell services and programs to each other.  There is no charge for member ESA's to utilize the AESA Marketplace.  To access this service, please contact jbass@aesa.us.

(Postings will be for 6 months at a time with possibility for extension.  AESA reserves the right to determine postings and control of the Marketplace for the benefit of our members.)

Happy browsing!
Nebraska ESU Looking for Your Input
Program Evaluation - How do you evaluate your programs and services? 

Educational Service Unit #3 (ESU #3) in eastern Nebraska is seeking input on how leadership in other ESAs across the nation comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of all its programs and services.  
Will you please help by completing this very short survey? The survey is sponsored by and information is being collected by Education Service Unit #3, LaVista, Nebraska.

Thank you!

AESA supports first 
New York/ New England Regional Meeting!

We are pleased to announce the first AESA New York/New England Regional meeting May 4 & 5, 2017 at the Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts.  

A small planning group of ESA leaders have been busy over the past six months planning what we expect will be an informative and worthwhile professional gathering. Here is a draft agenda.

You will note that fellow ESA leaders will present a number of the workshops. In addition to those sharing opportunities, we look forward to a conversation with our Commissioners of Education, facilitated by Noelle Ellerson Ng, AESA federal legislative lobbyist. Given that this conference will occur about 100 days into the Trump Administration, a discussion of the federal legislative agenda and administrative priorities will certainly be of great interest.

If you are not familiar with the conference center facility located in the Berkshires, we are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy the many amenities the conference center has to offer. 

Registration is now open!
To register and pay please contact Elaine Sein at  esein@aces.org

More information can be found under Regional Meetings on the Events tab of the AESA website. Look for AESA  New York/New England Meeting . (While you are there, don't miss the other events happening, too!)
ESA's cooperative purchasing featured in Podcast
A recording of the January 9, 2016 podcast on Education Talk Radio PK-20, features an interview with guests Jerry Maze, AESA President, and Joan Wade, AESA Executive Director.
Listen in as Jerry and Joan discuss the work that Education Service Agencies do, including cooperative purchasing! 
Business Partner News

Your participation in a survey is requested
In December, AESA distributed a survey for Corwin, one of AESA's business partners. If you participated in December - thank you. 
They are seeking additional participants - can you help?
The survey link is provided below. CORWIN is dedicated to providing professional development resources and your input will gathered by Corwin to help them in decision-making. Thank you!