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Educators Rising-Missouri Competitions - Judging Rubrics
Thank you for volunteering to judge the Educators Rising-Missouri Competition on Wed., March 4, 2020 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Please review the General Competition information sheet . If you have not already registered, please use this link to register by Jan. 22. Register now >> Questions? Contact the MNEA Teaching and Learning Director Ann Jarrett at (573) 644-9625 or ann.jarrett@mnea.org .  Below are the judging rubrics and requirements for each competition:  Children's...
Free online professional development for early career educators
  Three FREE interactive online sessions open to Missouri NEA members and non-members All sessions are 7 – 8 p.m. Register now at www.mnea.org/onlinetraining , and you will receive reminder emails. Participate from any computer, tablet or smart phone. Test your system using the link in your registration confirmation email. Tues., Aug. 21 – Writing Professional-Growth Plans Every Missouri teacher must have a professional growth plan every year as part of teacher evaluation. Join this session to get ...
Social Justice and Bargaining 101 Workshops (April 20)
Missouri NEA will offer two workshops 6-8 p.m. Friday, prior to the spring Representative Assembly --  Social Justice in Education  and  Interest Based Bargaining 101 .  Workshop registration is free, but pre-registration is required. There will be no dinner service at either session. Each workshop is limited to 30 registrants. Register for Social Justice in Education >> Register for Interest-Based Bargaining 101 >>
Gilbert Balderrama Minority Scholarship applications due Feb. 15
2018 Application Download scholarship application now >> Gilbert Balderrama served 14 years as a special education classroom instructor in Texas and New Mexico until 1993. In 1994, he enrolled in the NEA Intern Program for Women and Minorities and Missouri NEA hired him to be the UniServe Director for the Southeast Unit. He moved to the St. Louis area and continued his employment with Missouri NEA until his death. Balderram continued to support and give back to the NEA Intern program by not only t...
$500 EdRising scholarship helps high school seniors who plan to major in education
Educators Rising Missouri NEA Scholarship Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2018 This scholarship is established to encourage and support high school students wishing to become teachers. This is a $500 scholarship.   Eligibility: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association. Applicants must be in the top 20 percent of their class, and if 18, b...
"Like" Missouri NEA on Facebook
Missouri NEA is on Facebook. Search for the “Missouri National Education Association” page ( www.facebook.com/MissouriNEA ) while logged into your Facebook account and become a “follower” of Missouri NEA simply by clicking the "Like" button, then choosing "follow" on the drop-down menu. By liking Missouri NEA you can: Receive periodic updates about professional development opportunities and events. Share news from your local association with other MNEA members. View recent YouTube video posts....
Thinking about retirement? Attend a Retirement Prep Workshop
Discover your "retire-mentality" at one of the MNEA retirement workshops These workshops are provided by Missouri NEA and its financial benefit partners. PSRS will also present useful information to help you plan for your future.  Money is important, but other preparations will make your retirement rewarding. This workshop is designed to answer your questions and help prepare you for transition from “Making a Living” to “Retirement Living.” This workshop goes beyond your PSRS benefits, but a portio...
Online Training: Improving Evaluations Through Professional Conversations
Do you want better, less stressful evaluations? Implementing successful professional growth plans and using student growth in teacher evaluations require productive discussions about your professional practice. Learn the elements of quality professional conversations with colleagues and supervisors in this online, interactive session. Have a copy of your professional goals handy during this session. Session offerings:  Wednesday, Jan. 25 (7-8 p.m.) Tuesday, Feb. 7 (7-8 p.m.) Members only please.&nb...
MNEA ESSA Digital Toolkit
Get the tools you need to take advantage of the many opportunities to improve local policy provided by ESSA. Log in MNEA.org-Members Only , then select Leader Resource Center under Member Services. Find tools like a school board resolution supporting meaningful consultation with stakeholders, organizing a local ESSA group, removing state test scores from teacher evaluation, testing audits, and more. What else would you like to have? Email suggestions to Ann.Jarrett@mnea.org .
Jump Start to National Board Certification (June 24-27)
Jump Start to National Board Certification  June 24-27, Jefferson City, MO  Jump Start is an intensive summer seminar geared for teachers pursuing National Board Certification, designed by trainers who have worked with thousands of candidates. This workshop is for candidates who plan to submit any components of National Board Certification in the 2016-2017 school year. Find out more at  www.boardcertifiedteachers.org . Day 1  - Sat., June 25, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Foundations...
Bring the world to your classroom with GEEO travel opportunities
Travel the world, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom!  Founded in 2007,  Global Exploration for Educators Organization  is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent more than 1,300 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs. With GEEO, educators earn professional development credits while seeing the world. GEEO's trips range from seven to 21 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordab...
Join NEA's EdCommunities to connect with educators
NEA's edCommunities is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success. NEA edCommunities at www.mynea360.org also offers online events, professional development, curriculum resources and other various topics. It is free and open to all! Join Now »
Apply for a stop on the MNEA Cat Tracks Tour
MNEA's Cat Tracks tour celebrates NEA's Read Across America  Feb. 29-March 4 .  The Missouri NEA highlight for each year's Read Across America celebration is the Cat Tracks Tour. President Charles E. Smith and Vice President Brent Fullington will each make "Cat Tracks" in different parts of the state with their special guest, the Cat in the Hat. The tour is during the week of Mar. 2, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This year is runs from Feb. 29 through March 4 . Apply for a stop on the Ca...
Help the MNEA Human Rights Committee Rock the Socks
MNEA committee collects socks for Missouri homeless shelters. The Missouri NEA Human Rights Committee invites you to Rock the Socks as part of the committee's annual community service project. During the Fall and Spring Representative Assemblies, the committee will collect socks of all colors and sizes to donate to various shelters throughout Missouri. Drop your SOCKS IN THE BOX or send your socks with a delegate to do your dropping for you at the Fall R.A. in St. Louis or Spring R.A. in Lake Ozark.
MNEA's Online Professional Development Series
Learn about legal rights and responsibilities, classroom management, NBC and Missouri Learning Standards The MNEA Professional Development Series’ live online format allows you to ask questions and engage with others without having to spend money on travel and lodging. Presentations are ideal for individuals or groups. You can participate anywhere using a computer with an Internet connection.  Many sessions are recorded, so you can watch any time, even if you cannot participate in the live training...
NEA Foundation matching DonorsChoose.org project requests for up to $250 for MNEA members
Starting September 14, the NEA Foundation begins accepting new projects for the "Double Your Impact" offer!  Register your project for up to $500 for classroom materials at www.donorschoose.org .   What is DonorsChoose.org? DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects public school teachers in need of classroom materials and other learning needs to corporations, foundations, and everyday people who can help them. Only due to a powerful partnership between the NEA Foundation and Don...
Attend a new and innovative homebuyer event in St. Louis
You may get the help you need to make home ownership a real possibility Apply for $15,000 in down payment assistance 1 Admission is free! Date: Sept. 25–26, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Location: America’s Center - Hall 1  701 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101 Free parking in designated lots, see website for details. Register today at www.wellsfargo.com/homelift or call 866-858-2151 Download flier for details If you have a goal to become a homeowner, you won’t want to miss the HomeLIFT event, spo...
Order St. Louis Blues Hockey tickets through MNEA for a special discount
Thanks to the buying power of 35,000 Missouri NEA members, you can save on game-day tickets. Log in to order tickets. St. Louis Blues tickets are on sale for select games!  With tickets starting at $28.50 each, Super Groups can save you up to $25 per ticket! There are 24 eligible games from October 2015 through April 2016.  Games available for the savings are as follows:  2015-16 Eligible Games: Thursday, October 8  vs. Edmonton (Home Opener) Saturday, October 24  vs. NY Islande...
Need to cut your cell phone bill?
Log in MNEA.org to find out how
Cellular Savings As a service to members, Missouri NEA has negotiated wireless discount programs with the leading cellular phone carriers. Log in MNEA Members Only and click on Cellular Phone Discounts under Savings & Discounts to find out how to receive the discounts below even without changing your wireless carrier or signing a new agreement.  T-Mobile (15 percent) Sprint (18 percent) AT&T (17 percent) Plus, get any iPhone on AT&T Next sm and get an iPad mini 2 for $99 99 with 2-year ...
Apply by Sept. 30 for Missouri State Parks Bus Grant
Grants of up to $500 help fund field trips to state parks and historic sites Would you like to incorporate a field trip in your history, science or literature lesson plan? You will not need to look far to find a Missouri state park or historic site that may work for you. Visit the Missouri State Parks website to find a park, and apply for the MSP Bus Grant to fund your trip.  Missouri State Parks is accepting applications through Sept. 30 for its Bus Grants Program. The grant would cover  tran...
MNEA's e-Calendar helps you stay in the loop
  The Missouri NEA electronic calendar makes it easy to add all the MNEA events and deadlines to your calendar. With just a few clicks, you will be able to import the entire calendar into your favorite calendar utility. When MNEA makes changes to the calendar, they will automatically update your MNEA calendar. The dates from the  MNEA Planner  and  MNEA Timeline for Action  are included in the electronic file; so, give your fingers a rest and import the MNEA calendar today. Ther...
Beginning Teachers: Register for MNEA's Beginning Teacher Assistance Program "I Can Do It"
"I Can Do It" Beginning Teacher Assistance Program   Participant Comments:   "I came with reticence toward giving away my Saturday, but I'm leaving extremely happy that I came. Fantastic ideas, enthusiastic teaching. Bravo."   "Good stuff. Good discussions with other teachers. Nice to be able to collaborate with other peers in different settings."   "I thought the workshop was very helpful. I plan on using many of the strategies I learned in my class immediately."   Teacher cert...
Join Missouri NEA this spring, get 5 months free
  5 months of free benefits   and one less thing to worry about next fall Why join Missouri NEA brochure Join Online Print and mail in a membership form   When the weather warms and the birds sing, you know it's time for the annual spring membership drive! If you have been thinking about joining MNEA, but just haven't done it yet, now is the time! Starting April 1, you can join and get 5 months of free member benefits! If you join Missouri NEA now as a first-time* active member, you ...
Got higher education debt?
             Americans currently owe $1.2 trillion in student debt.     Do you have student loan debt?  You may be leaving money on the table.  Read the 5 Steps to Kick Student Debt to learn more.       Seven in 10 college seniors who graduated last year had student loan debt.   The Stats and Real Life Stories Behind College Debt  College is increasingly unattainable for students. &nbs...
Don't Procrastinate--VACCINATE!
By now, you have surely heard about the measles outbreak spreading across the United States. A few years ago, whooping cough was in the news.   With vaccination being so accessible in U.S., it hardly seems possible that we would be facing an outbreak of any disease you can vaccinate against. With more parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, some of the viruses we thought we did not have to worry about have starting popping up again.  Check out the NEA Health Information Network ...
The Smart Snacks Roundup Contest
  Calling all educators, food service and other support professionals, administrators, students, and families -- NEA's Health Information Network wants to hear your Smart Snacks stories!   Share your successes and challenges with healthy school foods and fantastic ideas with schools still struggling to get healthy options in vending machines, cafeteria à la carte lines, school stores, and fundraisers.   Enter here   for a chance at $300   and a professional video made about your...
NEA connects members with critical resources for crisis management
Knowing what to do in a crisis can be the difference between stability and upheaval. NEA's Health Information Network's Crisis Response Team works directly with NEA headquarters to connect state and local affiliates with those much-needed resources during crisis situations. The premiere resource for your crisis response and follow-up is the NEA HIN School Crisis Guide, which provides crisis teams with the ideas, tips, tools, and resources that spur effective leadership and crisis management. This step-b...
Declare your candidacy for delegate to the NEA Convention in Orlando July 1-6
The nation’s largest democratic body will meet in Orlando, July 1-6, 2015 for the NEA Representative Assembly. Missouri NEA will be represented by the following categories of delegates. As a member of Missouri NEA, MNEA-Students or MNEA-Retired, you qualify to run for a position in the delegation.   State delegates State delegates are elected in two categories. Category I delegates are teachers, education support professionals and other members not serving as administrators. Category II d...
California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant
Entry deadline:   Jan. 15 Awards must be used to help subsidize school sports programs in ways such as purchasing new equipment or paying for competition travel costs. The grant cannot be used for individual student awards. Visit www.calcas.com/web/calcasathleticsgrant/home  to learn more and apply.
NEA's American Education Week, Nov. 17-21
Take the AEW Video Challenge
Celebrate Local Control of Missouri Public Schools NEA's American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. You'll find a American Education Week pull-out poster in the fall issue of  Something Better  or download now . American Education Week Challenge Prepare a 10-30 second video selfie telling why you love y...
CenturyLink, MNEA partner in technology grant program
  CenturyLink and Missouri NEA are partnering for the second year in a competitive Teachers and Technology Grant Program, open to full-time pre-kindergarten through grade 12 teachers employed by a public or private school. Schools must be located in a CenturyLink residential service area but do not have to be a CenturyLink customer to apply. Grant proposals must not significantly increase the school’s network needs. Learn more at https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/CenturyLinkGrant . Gr...
October is National Bullying Prevention Month: Begin a No MOre Bullying campaign in your school
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. What better time of year to begin a bully-free campaign in your school? Students have settled in at school. The newness of back-to-school has worn off, which means now is the perfect time to educate students and staff about how to prevent and intervene in a bullying incident. Visit the NEA.org website to download the NEA Bullying Prevention Kit designed by educators for educators. While you are there, take the pledge ...