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When Anxiety Over Takes a Test

Guest Blog | My son is an excellent student who is high achiever...I do know that he verbally and physically showed signs of severe stress in the weeks up to taking the tests that spring. But what his teacher who was proctoring the test told me left me heartbroken for him.

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Computerized Testing — A Revolution That Wasn’t

Guest Blog By Kim Snyder, OEA/Wadsworth E.A. | "We have now lived through the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT), the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) — and now, the worst of them all — the AIR tests.Imagine what we could do with at least a month added back to our teaching plans."

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The Dreaded “T” Word….

Guest Blog by Samantha Muniz , United E.A. | We used to meet the week of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) with some trepidation. But now we meet the MONTH of testing with absolute and utter dread. Dread for the amount of time it takes to prepare for “the tests,

OEA Foundation Auction Items & Other Prizes

OEA Foundation Heartland Jamboree, May 10th. Purchase your tickets today! Additional donations arriving regularly — including, but not limited to: corporate gift cards, decorative  baskets loaded with goodies, electronics....

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Arbitrator & Advocate Symposium — May 2-3rd

The 46th Annual Arbitrator & Advocate Symposium will take place at the Crowne Plaza North Hotel in Columbus, May 2-3, 2019. This course has been approved for 9.50 total CLE hour(s), with 2.00 of attorney professional conduct instruction. The deadline for registration is April 24, 2019.

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OEA Local Presidents’ Training Registration Page

June 18-19, 2019 | This program, led by a diverse cadre of local presidents and OEA staff, will provide participants the opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a local president and skills needed to be successful.

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Fall 2019 OEA Bargaining Boot Camps

The OEA Bargaining Boot Camps will provide local-specific financial analysis, health insurance, and contract language assessments.

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ESP Leadership Conference 2019

2019 OEA Educational Support Professionals:  Getting the Job Done with Character, Commitment and Compassion Leadership Conference — Apr. 26-27th. Register Today!

2018-2019 Member Resource Guide

Thank you for your membership, your voice, and your commitment to education. As an OEA member you have access to an array of benefits and services at the local, state and national levels.

OEA Legislative Watch
Legislative Watch

OEA LEGISLATIVE WATCH — Extending Alt. Graduation Pathways | Restoration of OPERS Credit for DD Employees | Proposed HJR 19 Constitutional amendment making it more difficult to pass amendments met with sharp criticism as an attack on direct democracy.

2019 Retirement Board Training Scholarships Available

The OEA sponsors scholarships for members interested in pursuing seats on the STRS, OPERS, or the SERS retirement systems' boards. Applications are due July 12, 2019.

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Download the 2018-2019 Master Calendar

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Fri 26

2019 OEA ESP Leadership Conference — Apr. 26-27th

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - April 27 @ 3:00 pm
Sat 27
May 04

OEA Day of Collaboration — May 4th

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 10
May 10

Heartland Jamboree — May 10th

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Additional Events