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ECOEA Summer Leadership Workshop 2021

The ECOEA Summer Leadership Workshop will be held virtually on Thursdays during the month of July. Registration is required for each session and the link to attend will be sent to attendees one day before the session. Sessions are listed below in calendar order.

Course Descriptions:

July 8 Building Rep Training 9:00 AM-11:00 AM with OEA LRCs Sarah Drinkard and Alison Hoffa. Learn how to proactively and reactively protect your members during the workday. Good information for any member!

July 8 Union Communications 1:00 PM-2:30 PM with OEA LRCs Sarah Drinkard and Amber James. Setting up a good line of communications within your local association keeps everyone informed and makes a crisis less of a crisis. Learn more about different communication platforms and ways to effectively and efficiently communicate within your local.

July 15 OEA Local Treasurers’ Training. Experienced Treasurers 9:00 AM-10:00 AM; Novice 10:30 AM-12:00 PM with OEA Secretary-Treasurer Mark Hill. Mark will take Local Treasurers through updates for local treasurers and answer questions. Your Local Treasurer or a representative is required to attend this training to be eligible for the Fiscal Fitness award.

July 15 OEA Local Presidents’ Handbook and Elections Training 12:30 PM-2:30 PM with OEA President Training Cadre and William Baird, OEA Elections Coordinator. New president? Experienced president?  This is for you! Make this the year you elect and send delegates by better understanding the governance of OEA and your responsibilities as a president.

July 22 Alphabet Soup: LGBTQ+ and Pronouns 10:00 AM-11:30 AM with Isaac Baez of Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery. Three learning objectives for your presentation: The terminology of the LGBTQ+ community; the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE); why it is important to use correct pronouns for your students and teachers that are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

July 22 Tools to Help Find, Confirm and Approve Measures of HQSD to use within the OTES 2.0 Evaluation Rubric 12:30 PM-2:30 PM with OEA Education Policy and Practice facilitator Ellen Adornetto. The session will cover ‘What HQSD is currently out there’, the effects of the legislative suspension of HQSD for 2021-2022, what HQSD must be and where does it ‘apply’ in the OTES 2.0 Performance Rubric

July 29 Special Education For All Educators 9:00 AM-11:00 AM with OEA Education Policy and Practice facilitator Daria DeNoia. It is important for all teachers, both general and special education, to understand how special education laws and policies connect to their daily practice. During this session we will discuss any special education updates for the 2021 – 2022 school year including the Ohio Operating Standards update, the Workload and Caseload determination process, and disproportionality determination requirements.  There will be resources and links provided, and plenty of time for Q & A, so please bring your questions!

July 29 Avoiding Burnout with Mindful Self-Care and Self-Compassion 11:30 AM-1:00 PM with ONE Member Ambassadors Taraja Shephard-Allen, Jamie Thompson, and Kelli Repphun. Learn the risk factors and warning signs of burnout and how choosing to implement daily self-care strategies can help minimize the physiological short and long-term effects leading to improved job satisfaction and increased self-compassion.

Classes close the Friday before the session or when session reaches capacity. No charge to attend, open to all members! Door prizes and PD certificate for hours attended. Don’t get shut out, register today at this link:


Contact the ECOEA office at (330) 499-8587 or ecoea@sbcglobal.net for more information or questions about our Virtual Workshop sessions.