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NEA EXPO - Listen & Learn Lounge

Sit, Listen, & Win!

The Listen & Learn Lounge, located on the EXPO floor, offers 20 to 40 minute presentations from our top exhibitors. Learn about great products for educators with many presenters offering giveaways/prizes!

Tuesday, July 1

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM - Central Asia Institute: "Pennies for Peace" - Looking for a Proven Service Learning Program? Interested in Advancing Peace through Education? Join Jerene Mortenson to learn more about Pennies for Peace, a service-learning program of Central Asia Institute that can be easily implemented in any classroom! 

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM - Discover: "NEA® and Discover® - Your Partners in Saving" - Attendees will receive a brief background on Discover®, an overview of the features and benefits of the deposit products offered through the NEA® Savings Program from Discover® and ways in which NEA® members can open and manage their accounts. Time will be allotted at the end of the presentation to answer any questions. Whether you want to save for every day or for short or long-term goals—we have the right savings product for you.Deposit accounts offered by Discover Bank, Member FDIC.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM - George Washington's Mount Vernon: "Digging Into George Washington" - Staff, scholars, and teachers at Mount Vernon are constantly digging through documents and dirt to uncover new information about the life and times of our nation's first president.  Learn about their efforts and how to bring it into a vlassroom.  Booth #205. 

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM -SCANET Paperless Document Distribution - As educators, you probably spend a fair amount of time printing out information for your students. With limited resources, you probably have to pick and choose what you want to pass along to your students. SCANET™ lets you bypass the printing, and distribute unlimited information to your students at a fraction of the cost.

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM - BIC Corporation:Fight For Your Write” - BIC and renowned literacy expert, Pam Allyn, are on a quest to save handwriting. Together, they are sparking a movement called “Fight For Your Write,” communicating the importance of handwriting and inspiring children to want to write. Join Pam during one of four speaker sessions being held throughout the convention, where she will engage teachers with fresh new ideas on how we can motivate our students to write more. Visit for more information.

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM - Read Naturally:Reading for Meaning — Fluently” - The Read Naturally Strategy combines the three powerful, research-proven strategies of teacher-modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring to create an effective tool that individualizes instruction and improves reading proficiency. Using audio support and tracking their progress, students work with high-interest material at their skill level to improve fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM - NEA Auto Buying Program, powered by TrueCar:Don’t overpay for your next vehicle.” - Spend a few minutes with us and you could save thousands on your next car! Learn how you can save time and money on a vehicle purchase with the NEA Auto Buying Program. The program features Guaranteed Savings and upfront dealer pricing information on new cars, so you can compare multiple dealers before even leaving your home. Plus, get additional discounts on used cars, and free CARFAX reports.

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM - BIC Corporation:Fight For Your Write” - see 1:30 pm description

4:00 PM - 4: 20 PM - Christopher and Banks/CJ Banks:Fashion Show for Today’s Educators” - Join Christopher and Banks / CJ Banks as they host a fashion show featuring updated classic styling in quality products at a great value.  They provide a fresh and colorful mix of clothing and accessories for every season that will fit your lifestyle. 

Wednesday, July 2

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM- Insight to Impact:Increasing Student Success, Creating Safer Schools” - How do we engage troubled students & empower intervention stakeholders to improve strategies to ensure success of children? Insight to Impact™ Solution, an early warning indicator & intervention resource for schools & youth services brings evidence-based success into the counseling, referral process and development of intervention action plans addressing 4 key indicators for youth in trouble—Truancy, Attendance, GPA and Disciplinary Referral.

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM - BIC Corporation-Fight For Your Write”- see July 1, 1:30 pm description

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM - SCANET™ - Paperless Document Distribution - see July 1, 1:00 pm description

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM - BIC Corporation -“Fight For Your Write” - see July 1, 1:30 pm description

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM - Cross Cultural Solutions:Learning Off the Beaten Path: The Adventure of a Lifetime, That Changes Lives!” - Learn how international volunteerism can help build cultural competency, foreign language skills and international awareness. With an expert in the field of international volunteerism, you will have an opportunity to discuss how volunteering internationally can combine meaningful volunteer work and eye-opening cultural activities with rich learning and networking experiences to help you and your students evolve.

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM - The NEA Center for Organizing: "Degrees Not Debt Campaign" - The campaign's work is to engage members and potential members who are faced with crushing student and parent co-signer debt.  Come hear how you can learn more, get involved, and to sign the pledge!!

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM - Sustainable Schools International: "Make Change Matter: Teaching Through Action and Connection" - An experimental service-learning curriculum that helps students link education to economic security in developing countries.  Inspired students take action through fundraising.

Reserve your seat

! Each delegate that pre-registers and attends a presentation will be entered to win a prize to be given away each day.


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