NSEA U 2023 Registration

NSEA U is our members-only professional development conference. NSEA U 2023 will be held Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Kearney.

Find more details about NSEA U, including a tentative schedule, at www.nsea.org/nseau

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Accommodations for special dietary needs can be made if we know in advance.

Peter H. Reynolds Workshops: For NSEA Members Only

On Monday, July 17, Peter H. Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision Learning, will provide an inspirational virtual keynote message, which will include Peter reading one of his books, followed by a Q and A session.

Following Peter’s keynote, FableVision Learning will deliver in-person sessions for teachers. Sessions will use Peter’s books as scaffolding and will provide hands-on activities to help teachers explore concepts, build self-esteem and, finally, have activities to support bringing the skills back into the classroom.

SESSIONS ARE LIMITED TO 40 PARTICIPANTS EACH. Because space is limited, we ask that members only attend one session. You may choose a first and second option from the sessions below. You will be contacted before the conference with details for the session you will attend.

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Be You! Discover the Value of Being You is FULL.

These sessions are for members only.
Analyzing Prevalence in Your Negotiated Agreement

*Registration is closed for this session*   ATTENDEES MUST PRE-REGISTER BY JUNE 21 for NSEA to have time to prepare materials for this session. This session will be offered Tuesday, July 18 (afternoon) and Wednesday, July 19 (morning). Participants will compare their own agreement with other agreements in their array to analyze what bargaining topics are prevalent. Participants will create a spreadsheet to collect this information and then discuss strategies to use at the table around their findings.

Annual Financial Report

*Registration is closed for this session* Attendees MUST register by June 30, in preparation for this work session. Please bring a laptop; a limited number are available to borrow.

Attendees will learn how to use the school district’s annual financial report when going to the bargaining table.  While not designed to provide answers, it does generate questions that could provide information that the local can use to track how districts are spending their money and hopefully move more of that money into teacher salaries.

Poverty Immersion

* FULL/Waitlist only*
This session is limited to 45 participants. If filled, there will be a wait-list and you will be notified if spots become available.

Learning Objectives: Participants will
•    Enhance their knowledge of poverty and its impacts on education success
•    Develop a common definition of poverty and a common language to discuss issues with peers and partners
•    Gain an understanding of the different life experiences of poverty and how they impact communication styles and educational success
•    Learn about the differences in communication across poverty barriers
•    Gain a framework for improving communication, teaching and learning skills
•    Develop their understanding on how to build relationships that make a difference
•    Gain tools and strategies for individual and organizational actions that have proven to improve education outcomes


Coffee and Conversations

This session is intended for local leaders and members who have not previously participated in the Member Organizer Program.

Are you interested in learning innovative techniques for engaging, recruiting and retaining members in your local?  Register for this unique experience, Coffee and Conversations.

Enjoy a cup of coffee with the NSEA Executive Board, MERIT team members and experienced Member Organizers from our Year-Round Member Organizer Program while discussing strategies and techniques for recruitment and retention of potential members and current members.

Once registered, you will be notified of your day and time for Coffee and Conversations.

Comp Studies

Attendees MUST provide required data to NSEA by June 21 in preparation for this work session. A Windows laptop is needed and a limited number are available to borrow.  Apple products and Chromebooks do not work with the Navigator program!