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At the first meeting of the semester, NEA members brainstormed meeting ideas as well as service project possibilities. We got many new ideas and suggestions that will help us plan a productive semester. NEA hopes to start planning for a big service project which will be a collaboration between the other education groups on campus.
- FEA Competition Service Opportunity- Feb 18th 11am-1pm in Columbia, MO
- Contact Kaitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
- Tutoring opportunities always available
- Email email@example.com or any exec member
- Next meeting Feb. 9th!
This week’s meeting focused on a political action discussion and introducing new volunteer opportunities.
MNEA is currently involved in two big political campaigns, Degrees Not Debt and Protect Our Local Schools.
Degrees Not Debt is a national campaign that focuses on reducing the amount of debt that have college students have by the time they graduate. This campaign is particulalry relevant to us now and in the future!
Protect Our Local Schools deals with Amendment 3, an amendment on the ballot this November. Amendment 3 aims to have the majority of teacher evaluations be based on standardized test scores, as well as basing up to 50 percent of a teacher’s salary on these scores too. Along with this, it takes away teacher tenure and prevents collective bargaining for pay scales and benefits. MNEA says this amendment will take away local control, increase cost, and implement a one-size-fits-all approach. MNEA opposes this amendment!
For more information about either of these campaigns you can visit mnea.org and nea.org. For Amendment 3 info, you may also visit www.protectourlocalschools.com.
Volunteer opportunities that were discussed at the meeting include; Schuyler Family Fun Night, Science on Saturdays, High School Tutoring, and more! Please visit our new Volunteer Opportunities tab for more details!
- MAE Film Series: The Address- Sept. 25th from 4-6pm in VH 1000
- SCORE Mock Interviews- Sept. 29th, sign up with the career center
- MNEA Fall Leadership Conference- Oct. 18th from 10-3 at Battle High School in Columbia; sign up at mnea.org (it’s free and we will carpool to get there!)
- Schuyler Family Fun Night- Nov. 6th from 6-7:30pm
- Next meeting is Oct. 6th at 5pm!
Don’t forget to check out the Volunteer Opportunities tab for more upcoming opportunities!
The Education Department is presenting a screening of the film: The Address. It is about students at a school for boys with learning disabilities that has an annual tradition of their students memorizing and performing the Gettysburg Address.
The event will take place Thursday September 25th from 4-6pm in Violette Hall 1000.
NEA will be having it’s first meeting on Monday September 8th. The meeting will be held in Violette Hall 1408 at 5pm. Join us to learn more about NEA and what we’ll be doing this semester. There will be pizza and drinks as well!
For our last meeting of the year, everyone got together to enjoy some delicious pizza and had fun playing various board games. It was a great way to end the semester and the year!
Guest Speaker, May 1st
NEA and SMSTA will be joining together to hear Sandi Bowers speak about how to work with students of different religious or cultural backgrounds. This event will take place at 7pm in VH 1236.
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Executive Board!
President: Matthew Matheney
Vice President: Kristen Gavenda
Secretary: Sarah Moutray
Treasurer: Ray Hilger
Membership Chair: Leah Gamble
Communications Chair: Kaitlyn Preis
Advisor: Professor Bev Peters
For our meeting, Kirksville Superintendent Patrick Williams came to speak to us about education administration. He explained the responsibilities that he has as a superintendent. He also gave us advice on spending time working with kids to learn how to interact with them. It does not matter whether it is coaching, tutoring, or anything as long as you are interacting with them. He encourages new teachers to observe veteran teachers to learn from their wisdom (there is no need to re-invent the wheel!)
NEA Meeting April 24, VH 1332
At our last meeting of the semester, we will be celebrating with a pizza and game night! Bring your favorite board game and enjoy some pizza with us!
Missouri NEA Director of Student Programs, Scott Kiehl, came to speak with us about a new Mentoring Program offered through NEA that is designed to take you from college to colleague. This mentoring program would allow student NEA members to speak with a teacher near where you are attending college or in the school district in which you hope to teach. Another great opportunity he shared with us was Interview Preparation. You can schedule a practice interview with a trained interviewer to help you prepare for future interviews with schools. This practice interview can be done via Skype, Facetime, GoToMeeting or phone. An appointment is about 20 minutes long.
Our second speaker of the evening was our own Professor Beverly Peters. She gave us a great presentation on Classroom Management. She is an experienced teacher with lots of tips and wisdom to share. The main points to her presentation are below:
Meeting, March 31
Elections will be held at this meeting! If you have any questions, contact NEA Exec.
Many Truman NEA students went to the Adair County Library this week to celebrate Read Across America. Many of our Dr. Seuss favorites were read to children who also participated in many Dr. Seuss- themed activities.
KTVO came to our event and made an article about it. You can view the article here: http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=1013841#.UxNnxM5gomw
February 24 Meeting
We were very lucky to have Myra Collins and Pam Carte come to talk to us from the RPDC department about the Common Core. They were able to give us a lot of resources and information about the Common Core.
Some of the websites that they suggested to check out were:
Progressions for mathematics can be found at: http://ime.math.arizona.
February 10 Meeting
Instead of our usual meeting, we watched “The New Public”, a documentary about how a school changed how it taught in order to relate to kids. You can view the trailer here: http://youtu.be/rsIYKkS9txc
Read Across America, March 1
We will be reading several Dr. Seuss books and leading activities that go along with the books to kids from 1-2 pm on Saturday at Adair County Public Library.
NEA Meeting, March 17
Our next meeting will be in VH 1300 at 5 pm. Professor Peters will be coming in to talk about classroom management. MNEA’s new Student Director, Scott Kiehl will also be coming.
MNEA Representative Assembly, April 25-28
This will be held in Tan-Tar A, MO. It is a state-wide assembly to discuss the direction we want MNEA to go. It is a great way to get to meet teachers and other MNEA students from across the state.
NEA Representative Assembly and Student Leadership Council, June 28-July 1 (or 6)
This year, the National NEA Representative Assembly is in Denver, CO. It is an amazing experience to meet people nationwide and be a part of NEA at the national level. Declarations for candidacy are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 14. Missouri can send 3 members from the MNEA student program.
MNEA Summer Academy, July 15-16
The MNEA Summer Academy will be held in Columbia, MO.