WOEA to Offer IPDP Workshop for Teachers
An IPDP is an Individual Professional
Development Plan. It is the educator's plan for what learning
they will achieve and in what professional development
activities they will participate within that particular
licensure renewal cycle to improve their practice.
Writing an IPDP is part of the standards for the teaching
profession and licensure requirements for the state of Ohio.
Every educator must have a "plan" in place that drives their
professional development activities. This plan keeps the
activities focused and meaningful to the educator, tying them
district, building, educator, and student needs.
Wlodarski, Labor Relations Specialist with OEA, will present a
workshop on how to maintain and organize your IPDP portfolio.
Because there are many ways how to earn hours for renewal, his
suggestions and advice will help teachers keep on top of their
If you have an IPDP, please bring it with you to
Food is included with the workshop.
Certificates of participation will be given to attendees.
Deadline to register is Monday, Feruary 23.
WOEA Nomination Form/Letter of Intent for
Elections at the WOEA 2015 Spring Representative Assembly
The following WOEA Board of Director positions will be filled in
elections during the WOEA Spring R.A. on Wednesday, April 15,
2015 at Wayne High School.
WOEA Vice President
WOEA Area 2 Representative
WOEA Area 3 Representative
WOEA ESP at-Large
OEA/WOEA Unit 1
The term for the WOEA officer positions
runs from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2017. The other
positions run from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2018.
Members interested in serving in any of these capacities should
submit a letter of intent to the WOEA office by March 1, 2015 in
order to appear on the ballot at the Spring R.A. Candidates for
the OEA/WOEA Unit 1 position must also submit the OEA form
available from the office of Carol Price,
Download Letter of Intent.
Members Awarded Scholarships
WOEA's Collective Bargaining Committee has awarded scholarships
to attend the OEA Collective Bargaining Conference February 5-7.
Receiving scholarships are: Marti Cain (Covington E.A.)
Elizabeth Adegbile, Brett Collins, Lori Moodie, Karen
Robinson-Jeter, Karroll Robinson, and Becki Schwab (all Dayton
E.A.); Jeffrey Whited (Fairborn Classified E.A.); Pete Ziehler
(Greenville E.A.); Amy Baldauf, Lori Hedberg, and Laura Schweim
(from Sidney E.A.); Dan LaForce and Jimmie Tipton (West Carrollton Classified
E.A.); and Merita Adams, Nola Brooks, Frankie Graham, Brandy
Mullins, and Sherri Verdier (all from Xenia E.S.P.).
NEA ESP Conference to be held March 6 - 8, 2015, at the Hilton
New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Scholarship
recipients are Merita Adams, Nola Brooks, Frankie Graham, Sandra
Hutchinson, Brandy Mullins, Sherri Verdier (all Xenia ESP
members),and Lori Balmer, Kathy Hammonds, Susan Lanich (all
Beavercreek CEA members).
The NEA National Summit Leadership
Conference will take place February 27, 2015 through March 1,
2015 in Anaheim, CA. Scholarship recipients are: April Braun
(St. Marys EA), Marty Hammonds and Brian Shimko (Beavercreek EA
members) and Lori Moodie (Dayton EA).
Don't forget WOEA
has several opportunities for members - visit the WOEA website
OAESP 2015 Statewide Conference - Scholarships|
The 2015 OEA Statewide Education Support Professionals Conference will be held the evening
of March 27, 2015 through March 28, 2015. Accommodations and evening reception on March
27, 2015 will be held at the Mansfield Holiday Inn, 116 Park Avenue W., Mansfield, Ohio 44902.
The Conference on March 28, 2015 will be held at the Mansfield Senior High School, 124 N.
Linden Rd., Mansfield, OH 44902.
Topics offered for the sessions include Creating Safe Schools
for All Youth, I'm Not a Nurse but I Play one at School, Retiring with SERS: What you need to
Know, Turning Down the Heat - The Art of Defusing Conflict, Organizing Around Privatization
and Building a Stronger Local - How to Write an Organizing Plan/Grant.
Six (6) scholarships up to $167.00 to attend the conference will be awarded to WOEA members. Preference for all scholarships will be given to OAESP Members and
those individuals attending the conference for the first time.
participants are responsible for their own conference
registration, travel and hotel accommodations. The scholarship
will reimburse members up to $167.00. Deadline to apply for a
scholarship is Monday, February 9, 2015 by noon.
The general scholarship
will cover the conference registration fee of $25, room fee (based on double occupancy) for Friday, mileage per
driver (carpooling is encouraged) and meals provided at the
conference. The recipient will be responsible for all other
expenses incurred. Scholarship recipient may request a single
room but will be responsible for the difference of the cost
of double occupancy in the amount of $43.50 plus tax. The
deadline for scholarship applications is January 30, 2015.
Please note that no applications will be accepted past the
- It is the responsibility of each scholarship
recipient to register by mailing the attached form per the
information below. Scholarship recipients will receive an
expense voucher and Conference Attendance form. They need to be returned to the WOEA office along with itemized receipts no later than
thirty (30) days following the conference.
will be awarded first to those who have never attended the ESP
Statewide Conference, then by OAESP members, and then in the order received. If
there are more applicants than scholarships, a waiting list
will be maintained should there be a cancellation prior to the deadline.
- You will be notified via email by
February 11, 2015, if you have received a
WOEA-R and WOEA are hosting three
workshops for WOEA teachers and ESP's to help them
understand the importance of planning for retirement. These
workshops are for those considering retirement as well as
those recently retired. Click on the flyer to the left for a
copy to print and share with others.
At each workshop there will be
a representative from STRS, SERS, NEA Member Benefits, and a
local attorney. There is NO COST to attend a workshop. This
is a member benefit provided to you. Snacks and drinks will
be provided but advance registration is needed to plan for
food, drink, and materials. The dates and locations of the
workshops are below - please note the deadline for
registering. You can register online by click on the button
below, or you can email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Phil Long at 419-733-6947.
If you use email or phone to register, please include your
name, phone number, email, district you are retiring from,
and whether you use STRS or SERS retirement systems.
2015 from 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Preble County Educational
587 Hillcrest Dr., Eaton, OH 45320
registration deadline is March 5, 2015
March 16, 2015
from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Mercer County Civic Foundation
119 West Fulton St.,
Celina, OH 45822
registration deadline in March 12, 2015