Dear Colleagues,
 
Happy World Real Aloud Day! Today marks the 10 th anniversary of a wonderful opportunity to stop and take time to read aloud to your students, faculty, family, children, or grandchildren. I thought my eNews message was a great opportunity to read aloud to you. I have a lot of favorite books to choose from, but today I chose a poem from Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney entitled “Rejoyce the Legacy.” The book tells the story of the final months of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life through moving poems and gorgeous illustrations. This book is not only a perfect read for World Read Aloud Day, but it is also a great text to share with others as we celebrate the start of Black History Month and also Martin Luther King Day, which just passed.

No matter what you decide to read aloud, make it something that you love and want to share with others. They will feel your passion in the reading, and hopefully it will inspire them to pick up a book of their own. There is no better way to pass a winter’s day than reading, so grab a book, someone you care about, and celebrate this great day! 
 
Sincerely,

Julie Davis, EdD
OAESA Executive Director
Intentionally Connect
Register now for OAESA's annual conference
June 12 - 14 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton

Summer is a fantastic time to get in your professional development while students are out of the building; and now is a great time register for OAESA's summer conference! Register by April 30, 2019 for your chance to win one of two $500 prizes toward classroom supplies and projects at your school, courtesy of Horace Mann and DonorsChoose.org.
Make connections at spring regional meetings

OAESA is coming to a town near you! Meet other school administrators in your area for food, networking, legislative updates, and discussions about the issues you face on the job. It's a great way to recharge and learn about the successes and initiatives at other schools, and there is no cost to attend. Members and nonmembers are welcome, so bring a friend.

View the entire lineup of meetings and RSVP for the one closest to you at https://oaesa.org/events/tag/regional-meeting/.
Effectively Develop
Legal Update Seminar
February 7, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio
Smart school administrators know how to stay on top of education’s constantly changing laws and legal issues. Legal experts from Bricker & Eckler, Attorneys at Law, will be on hand to demystify these changes with a focus on the legislative issues schools need to know. Attendees will receive 4.8 contact hours.

FREE WEBINAR:
Schools Saving Species with National Geographic Explorer Luke Dollar
February 22, 9:30-10:30 AM
In this webinar, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Luke Dollar recounts ups, downs, problems, and solutions from more than two decades in fieldwork, conservation, and education in Africa and the United States. The son of two teachers, Dollar grew up in the 1970s and 80s in the rural South with loves of both the classroom and the outdoors, and is happiest when both come together. 

Hot Topics
March 12, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio
The heat is on for school administrators across Ohio, and the uncertainties around new initiatives and demands can make it hard to keep your cool. Don’t sweat it! Our experts are here to answer your burning questions and address all the hot-button issues affecting education and administration today. Attendees will receive 5 contact hours.

~ FEATURED TEAM EVENT! Limited spots left! ~
Rigorous Reading: Access Points for Comprehending Complex Informational Text featuring Nancy Frey
March 14, 2019, in Independence, Ohio
Bring your staff and join renowned educator & author Dr. Nancy Frey for a deep dive into deep reading! This team event will explore best practices in developing student literacy skills, while leveraging the expertise of your own staff and colleagues. Attendees receive 5 contact hours, breakfast & lunch, and a bag of hand-picked titles from Dr. Frey and National Geographic Learning.

OAESA members may bring their staff at the member rate! View Agenda and Register Here
Passionately Advocate
Read the ODE Office of Professional Conduct's latest tip sheet
Educators have a visible place in their communities. The choices they make, even when well-intended, can affect their jobs, families, schools and profession. The Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers, supported by BASA, OASSA and OAESA, offer this series of tip sheets on how to recognize situations that can get good educators in trouble. #ABConduct tip sheets are designed to help educators identify and mitigate risks that occur in everyday situations. These tip sheets provide guidance for best practices and are not intended to be used in disciplinary actions.

Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
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