Professional Development Set at ’19 DA

After Success in 2018, PD is Back for Encore

In April, NSEA leadership tried something new at the Association’s annual Delegate Assembly, offering 30 professional breakouts to delegates and anyone else who was interested in attending.

The reaction was overwhelming. Eighty percent of nearly 300 delegates rated the breakouts as the highlight of the Assembly. Consider these evaluation comments from delegates:

  • “This was a very good learning experience and makes me very excited to be a teacher who has people that support each other.”
  • “I loved the professional development. How can we get ALL teachers trained on trauma sensitive classrooms? We need it!”

There is good news: the 2019 Delegate Assembly will again offer professional development on Friday night, April 26, following the formal Assembly call to order and address by the keynote speaker. Most other Association business will occur on Saturday, April 27.

“This model was a definite success, and members want to see it happen again,” said NSEA President Jenni Benson. “Planning is well under way and we will have timely and valuable professional development on the schedule once again.”

The professional development will be open to registered delegates and non-delegates alike.

“We want these opportunities to be available to all educators, elected delegates, members and even non-members,” said NSEA Executive Director Maddie Fennell. “We are working to continue to expand professional development offerings. This is part of that plan.”

On Saturday, delegates will discuss and debate changes to Bylaws, any proposed new Resolutions or New Business Items. Dues for 2019-20 will also be set by Delegates on Saturday. 

The 2019 Delegate Assembly is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 26-27 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.

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 delegates must be elected at the local or cluster level.