DA 2018 to Veer from Recent History

Friday Sessions Open to All Members

Each year for 150 years, NSEA has held an annual meeting, known as Delegate Assembly.

It has easily been years — decades! — since the Association hosted an Assembly like the one planned in April!

Elected delegates – and, for the first time, any member who would like to attend – will find an agenda filled with professional development opportunities!

The Friday evening, April 27, session will include at least 10 breakout sessions on issues of use and importance to you. Social justice, bullying, student loan debt and teacher appraisal are among topics under consideration (see below).

Also on the agenda for Friday night: A brief keynote by NEA Executive Committee member Eric Brown. He is a high school biology teacher in Evanston, Il. Brown was elected to the Executive Committee in July 2015.

A reception for all will conclude the Friday night session.

Delegate Assembly is the Association’s annual business meeting. Elected delegates traditionally set policy and dues, elect officers and conduct other business as needed. Those business items will be the focus of the Saturday, April 28, session.

Among Saturday delegate duties will be discussion and debate of any proposed changes to Bylaws, any proposed new Resolutions or New Business Items. Dues for 2017-18 will also be set by Delegates on Saturday.

Delegates will also, for the first time, elect an at-large representative of the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee to the Association Board of Directors. This board seat was previously appointed by the NSEA president. Read more details on the election of the EMAC Board position, here.

To make your interest in serving as a delegate known, contact your local association president, your local association building representative, or your NSEA organizational specialist at 1-800-742-0047.  All sessions will be held at The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.


Professional Development That Appeals to All

Professional development topics will focus on the five key areas of NSEA’s new strategic plan. NSEA President Jenni Benson said that in addition to active teachers, there will be topics of interest to Higher Ed members, early career educators, minority members, college students, retirees and education support professionals.

Tentative professional development topics include trauma-informed classrooms; bullying; NEA’s Degrees Not Debt program; brain injury; motivation; legislative updates; teacher appraisal; social justice and more. Up to 10 options may be available, with each topic available at least twice during the evening.